Understanding Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug withdrawal is a complex and often challenging process that marks the beginning of recovery for many individuals struggling with substance abuse

Friday, June 21, 2024

Drug withdrawal is a complex and often challenging process that marks the beginning of recovery for many individuals struggling with substance abuse. At JourneyPure At The River, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive support during this critical phase. This article aims to shed light on the various aspects of drug withdrawal, its symptoms, and … Continued


FDA and CDC Investigating Severe Illnesses Linked to Diamond Shruumz Edibles

Amanita mushroom

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of severe illnesses potentially associated with consuming Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies. These edible products are marketed as containing a proprietary blend of mushroom extracts, which may include the potentially dangerous … Continued


Do People Go to Rehab for Marijuana Addiction?

Weed

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances in the United States. According to a 2020 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 17.9% of people aged 12 or older (49.6 million people) reported using marijuana in the past year. While often perceived as less harmful than “harder” drugs, chronic … Continued


Can You Force Someone to Go to Rehab?

Making a relapse prevention plan with your doctor can set you up for success

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Watching a loved one struggle with drug or alcohol addiction can be heartbreaking. As their addiction spirals out of control, concerned friends and family often feel helpless and desperate to get the individual into treatment. But can you actually force someone to go to rehab against their will? The short answer is that yes, it … Continued


Is Kratom Legal in the United States?

Kratom tree leaf

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the United States in recent years. Kratom is not approved for medical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and there is ongoing debate about its safety and potential for abuse and addiction. Federal Regulations on Kratom At the federal … Continued


How Long Does Kratom Withdrawal Last?

Kratom pills

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that can have psychotropic effects. Kratom is not currently illegal in the United States and people can easily purchase it online. It is sometimes used as a recreational drug or to self-treat chronic pain and opioid withdrawal symptoms. However, kratom use comes with serious … Continued


Can You Experience Withdrawals from Marijuana?

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a widely used drug that is often perceived as harmless

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a widely used drug that is often perceived as harmless. Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive and does not lead to withdrawal symptoms. However, research has shown that long-term, heavy use of marijuana can result in physiological dependence and withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit. At JourneyPure … Continued


How Meditation Can Support Addiction Recovery

While traditional treatment methods like therapy and medication can be effective, many people in recovery are turning to holistic practices like meditation to support their journey

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Addiction is a complex disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit. While traditional treatment methods like therapy and medication can be effective, many people in recovery are turning to holistic practices like meditation to support their journey. At JourneyPure At The River, we believe that incorporating meditation and mindfulness into addiction treatment can have … Continued


The Link Between Addiction and Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can have devastating and long-lasting effects on an individual's mental health and well-being

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Childhood trauma can have devastating and long-lasting effects on an individual’s mental health and well-being. Experiencing abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, or other adverse events during the critical developmental years puts one at significantly higher risk of struggling with addiction later in life. At JourneyPure At The River, we recognize the strong link between trauma and … Continued


The Connection Between Addiction and Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse and addiction are two complex issues that often go hand in hand, creating a destructive cycle that can be challenging to overcome

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Domestic abuse and addiction are two complex issues that often go hand in hand, creating a destructive cycle that can be challenging to overcome. At JourneyPure At The River, we specialize in addressing the unique needs of individuals who have experienced both trauma and substance abuse. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment … Continued


What’s the Difference Between Suboxone and Subutex?

generic suboxone

Friday, May 17, 2024

Opioid addiction is a serious public health crisis in the United States, with millions of Americans struggling with substance use disorders related to prescription painkillers and illicit opioids like heroin. Thankfully, effective medications are available to help individuals overcome opioid addiction and maintain long-term recovery. Two of the most commonly prescribed medications for opioid addiction … Continued


What is Medetomidine aka Domitor?

Domitor aka Medetomidine

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Medetomidine, sold under the brand name Domitor, is a potent veterinary sedative and analgesic that has recently emerged as a dangerous adulterant in illicit drugs across the United States. Originally developed for use in both small and large animals, medetomidine produces sedation, pain relief, muscle relaxation and anxiolytic effects. However, this drug is not approved … Continued


What Happens When a Baby is Born Addicted to Drugs?

When an expectant mother abuses drugs, it exposes the fetus to those same harmful substances, which can lead to the baby being born physically dependent on drugs

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Drug addiction during pregnancy is a serious public health problem that can have devastating consequences for both mother and child. When an expectant mother abuses drugs, it exposes the fetus to those same harmful substances, which can lead to the baby being born physically dependent on drugs. This condition, known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), … Continued


Is the Drug Clonidine Addictive?

Clonidine pills

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Clonidine, sold under the brand name Catapres among others, is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions, including high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, migraine, menopausal flushing, diarrhea, and certain pain conditions. As a centrally-acting α2 adrenergic agonist, clonidine works by relaxing blood vessels, decreasing heart rate, and … Continued


Is Lorazepam an Addictive Drug?

Lorazepam pills

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Lorazepam, a prescription medication sold under the brand name Ativan, is commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, and seizures. It is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which work by affecting the brain and central nervous system to create a calming effect. While lorazepam can be highly effective when used as directed, … Continued


How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your System?

Percocets are dangerous for those addicted to opioids

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Percocet is a widely prescribed opioid painkiller that combines oxycodone, a powerful narcotic, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. While this medication can provide effective relief for moderate to severe pain, it also carries a significant risk of addiction, overdose, and other adverse health effects. If you or someone you care about is taking … Continued


What is a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Making notes about a relapse prevention plan

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey that requires dedication, support, and a well-thought-out plan to maintain sobriety. One of the most crucial aspects of this journey is having a comprehensive relapse prevention plan. At JourneyPure At The River, we understand the challenges individuals face in recovery and the importance of equipping them with the tools … Continued


What Amount of Fentanyl is Deadly?

Lethal dose size comparison between heroin, carfentanil, and fentanyl

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has become a major contributor to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Its potency and the increasing prevalence of illicitly manufactured fentanyl have raised concerns about the drug’s lethal potential. In this article, we will explore the factors that influence fentanyl’s lethality and discuss the critical role of … Continued


What are Molly Pills? Understanding the Risks of MDMA

Seized drug shipments including a batch of ecstasy pills

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Molly, a popular party drug, is a street name for the synthetic substance MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). This illegal drug is classified as both a stimulant and a psychedelic, producing effects that alter mood and perception. Molly is often sold as colorful pills, capsules, tablets, or in powdered or crystalline form. Despite its reputation as a “fun” … Continued


Crack Side Effects: Understanding the Risks

Common dose of crack

Friday, April 12, 2024

Crack cocaine, a highly addictive and dangerous form of cocaine, has ravaged communities and destroyed countless lives since its emergence in the 1980s. Created by processing cocaine with baking soda or ammonia, crack is smoked, resulting in a rapid and intense high that quickly dissipates, leaving users craving more. This vicious cycle of addiction comes … Continued


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