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Category Archives: Painkiller Addiction


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Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills

  At the beginning, painkillers seem to offer so much—a profound sense of physical and mental well-being. But once addiction happens, the slide begins. You can lose your health, your friends, your job, your reputation and your family. Your sense of self-worth takes such a hit that you might not even think you deserve those … Continue reading Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills


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Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

  If you have untreated bipolar disorder, you’d probably do anything to escape the crushing depression that can follow a manic episode. Painkillers, which produce feelings of euphoria, will get the job done—as would heroin, alcohol, cocaine or many other drugs. That’s called self-medicating (as opposed to getting properly treated by a doctor) and can … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers



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Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

  Suboxone contains two chemicals; buprenorphine and naloxone. By most definitions, buprenorphine is a narcotic (including tablet or sublingual buprenorphine used for opioid dependence ). However, by other definitions buprenorphine is a medication when  it’s used appropriately, and a “narcotic” only when diverted or used outside of medical care. Before we can definitively answer the … Continue reading Is Suboxone a Narcotic?


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Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Giving Up

You didn’t expect rehab to be easy. In fact, you came ready for a fight. It was that mental toughness and determination that got you through the first 30 days. That’s when it hit you. Everything felt flat. Dull. Pointless. You weren’t taking anything anymore, obviously, but you also hadn’t experienced that fantastic feeling of … Continue reading Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Giving Up


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Help with Addiction to Painkillers at The Raleigh House

  Addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease. We’ve all heard that before, but it’s easy to fall back into the long-disproven line of thinking that quitting alcohol or painkillers should be a matter of willpower. It’d be nice if that were true, but it isn’t. At The Raleigh House, we know that treating the … Continue reading Help with Addiction to Painkillers at The Raleigh House

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