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Overcoming Fentanyl Addiction

Overcoming fentanyl addiction is probably one of the hardest things an addict can do because of the nature and the power of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful drug that falls under the classification of a synthetic opioid. Before making its way into the recreational drug market, fentanyl was mainly used for anesthesia for surgery as well as a high-level pain reliever for cancer patients.  Fentanyl… 

What Heroin Feels Like — From a Real Heroin Addict

If you’re wondering what heroin feels like, here’s the truth from a real heroin addict. Heroin is a well-known drug, but many don’t know much about it. We’ve all seen movies like Pulp Fiction or Requiem for a Dream. I gotta be honest, before I ever did any heroin, I for sure thought it was quite glamorous.  I think a common image people have about… 

How To Stop Taking Drugs — I Had to Learn the Hard Way

If you’re wondering how to stop taking drugs, here’s what you need to know. I’d like to say first that this is coming from the perspective of a person in recovery. Many people can take drugs and stop taking drugs on their own terms and who aren’t in fact real addicts or alcoholics.  This is for the person who has run out of options and… 

Tramadol Withdrawal Can Be As Bad As Heroin Withdrawal (or Worse)

Tramadol is an opioid painkiller with a lot of abuse potential, which means that Tramadol withdrawal can be similar to withdrawal from any other opioid, like OxyContin or even heroin. Tramadol is labeled as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I have been prescribed this medication for long periods of time while going through a rotator cuff injury. Although I… 

Purple Drank | Everything You Need to Know About Lean

You may have heard “purple drank” or “lean” referenced in music, primarily by rappers. These are street names given to the mixture of cough syrup that contains both promethazine and codeine along with a carbonated beverage such as Sprite. From what I’ve seen, the syrup is always dark purple. “Candy” seems innocent enough as it’s somewhat humorously referred to in many songs, but it’s a… 

What Helps with Suboxone Withdrawal? Here’s What I Did

Here’s what helps with Suboxone withdrawal. Suboxone withdrawal can be seriously shitty because suboxone has a long half-life and lasts a lot longer than many other types of opioid withdrawal. However, there are ways to deal with it. This might be controversial, but I believe that Suboxone is a horrible drug, and I believe that the best way to come off it without it being… 

Addicted to Opiates? Here’s What to Do About Your Addiction

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If you’ve stumbled onto this blog, you’re probably what to do about your addiction (or maybe your loved one’s addiction). I won’t bore you with a long intro paragraph on the stats surrounding opioids – you get it: they can kill you and permanently damage your brain and body. So, let’s dive into 5 steps you can take TODAY to deal with your addiction. Here’s… 

What Does Detox Feel Like? Spoiler Alert | It’s Not Fun

So, what does detox feel like? I can tell you from (far too much) personal experience that it’s not fun. In fact, depending on the drug you’re detoxing from, it can be horrible. Is that meant to scare you? That’s not my intention. These are just facts. There’s a reason addicts like me avoid detox at all costs. There’s a reason we try so hard… 

Addict Behavior | 31 Signs You’re Dealing With an Addict or Alcoholic

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Addict behavior is wide-ranging and can be different for every addict, especially for different types of addictions. Here are a few addict behaviors that can be clear signs of addiction as you regularly see many of them at once: Using drugs or alcohol to solve problems Using drugs or alcohol regularly and excessively (like smoking weed all day long) Physical signs of depressant use (when… 

Is Xanax an Opioid? No | The Difference Between Benzos and Opiates

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Is Xanax an opioid? The short answer is no — Xanax is not an opioid; Xanax / Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine. What’s the difference? Benzodiazepines (Like Xanax) vs. Opioids Benzos and opioids / opiates are two very different classes of drugs that affect your mind and body in different ways. What Benzodiazepines Are Like Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of drugs that include Xanax, Valium,…