long term effects of heroin

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Heroin

Opioid use disorder has truly become a tragic epidemic in the United States, so heroin addiction treatment is just as crucial as ever, if not more. While people who struggle with this may use various substances, heroin is still the most popular. That is because it is potent, relatively inexpensive, and often easy to find.…

polysubstance abuse

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is a complex substance use disorder that is relatively common among regular drug users. The term refers to the dependence on or everyday use of two or more substances at once and can affect people of all lifestyles and backgrounds for various reasons. Generally, the best way to treat polysubstance abuse is with…

drug relapse triggers

Identifying Drug Relapse Triggers

Relapses during drug rehabilitation are extremely common. Though a high-quality drug addiction treatment from Liberty Bay Recovery Center can significantly help your results within your recovery journey, it’s important to keep in mind that relapses are simply a part of the process for many. The journey to recovery from a drug dependency can be long…

benzodiazepine withdrawal

Managing Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines are extremely common prescription drugs used to treat PTSD, panic attacks, and other acute anxiety disorders. When used in its proper dosage for its intended anti-anxiety purposes, benzodiazepines can be beneficial. However, problems can arise when patients become dependent on the drug or use them long-term. In cases like this, Liberty Bay Recovery Center’s…

ptsd and addiction

The Link Between PTSD and Addiction

In general, most people are familiar with the term PTSD, which stands for “post-traumatic stress disorder,” a condition that describes the lingering effects a patient may experience after witnessing or living through a traumatic event. Though PTSD was used exclusively to describe veterans of war for many years, the definition has expanded to include multiple…

staying sober

Staying Sober over 4th of July

Going through addiction treatment can be extremely difficult for many reasons, no matter what substance you’re struggling with, how long you’ve been dependent on it, and what the circumstances of your life may be. Going through a drug or alcohol rehab program has its challenges regardless of how dedicated you are to your recovery or…

maintaining sobriety

Maintaining Sobriety After Rehab

Completing a rehab program is the first step to staying sober. But what happens after you complete the program? Staying sober post-rehab doesn’t have to be difficult. Get yourself equipped with the right tools and support system, and you can do it.  Reach out to the trained addiction recovery professionals at Liberty Bay Recovery by…