codeine abuse

Dangers of Codeine Abuse

Codeine is an opioid used to relieve pain. It is added to many over-the-counter cold and flu medications in order to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. Using increasing amounts of codeine can result in dependence, which causes impaired organ functioning, decreased tolerance to discomfort, and social dysfunction. Like any opioid, codeine is habit-forming to people who use…

synthetic opioids

The Risks of Synthetic Opioids

Opioids are powerful pain relievers and sedatives that have been used for centuries as anesthetics. Taking increasing amounts of opioids makes it difficult for people to tolerate discomfort over time. Types of Opioids and the Effects of Painkillers The effects of painkillers on the mind and body can be significant. Prescription opioids like oxycodone, codeine,…

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.…

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…

outpatient rehab

Benefits of an Outpatient Rehab

Addiction is a disease, but it’s a treatable one. If you or anyone in your life has been dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Outpatient rehab programs can get you on your way to healing. Contact Liberty Bay Recovery today for more information about our…

a man learns how heroin detox can help him before rehab

How Heroin Detox Can Help Before Rehab

Before beginning treatment in a formal rehab program, detoxification serves as a critical first step. The need for a detox from highly addictive substances, such as heroin and other opiates, can improve the chances of recovery. However, heroin detox is never an easy process to undergo. Thanks to the support of a helpful staff who…

a person receives intensive outpatient treatment for addiction

4 Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment offers a way to continue recovery with support while reducing the chances of a relapse. In fact, types of outpatient programs serve as higher steps in the recovery process. Participating in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) can benefit clients in multiple ways, including the following: Gives More Freedom in Daily Schedules for…