xanax abuse

Common Signs of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is a benzodiazepine class drug, and it has fast-acting effects of tranquility and calming of the nervous system. Because of its highly addictive nature, however, more and more people have to deal with Xanax addiction on top of anxiety symptoms. At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, OR, you can participate in telehealth Xanax abuse treatment…

benzo abuse

Addressing Benzo Abuse

Those dealing with addiction to benzos often find themselves dealing with symptoms that are worse than the original symptoms they used benzos to medicate. Breaking free from this cycle is something that requires professional help. At a benzo addiction treatment program, people can safely detox from benzos and completely find a way out of addiction.…

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How Addictive Is Heroin?

Heroin is a powerful opiate that works on the brain’s reward system. For those who feel like they have had to live in “survival mode” for too long, heroin can offer a welcome escape from difficult feelings. However, its use comes with a high risk of developing an addiction. Understanding these risks can help you…

long term effects of benzos

Long-Term Effects of Benzos

Benzodiazepines are generally effective for reducing anxiety when used therapeutically and short term. Despite this, the risk of dependency can still be significant. Long-term effects of benzodiazepine use include drug dependence, addiction, neurotoxic effects, and a reduced level of cognitive, physical, and emotional health. In the case of benzos, anything longer than three months is…

opiate abuse

Recognizing Opiate Abuse

If you’re concerned that a friend or family member could be abusing their prescription medication, It’s essential to be familiar with the signs of abuse. Although symptoms of opiate abuse aren’t always apparent, it can help identify a possible problem early and regularly encourage your loved ones to seek the help they need. If you…

outpatient treatment for opioid addiction

Outpatient Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse has gotten more severe since the pandemic began. Although restrictions have been lifted, the isolation and mental health issues that lead to drug abuse have gotten worse for some. Our outpatient treatment program for opioid abuse can be…

new year's resolutions

New Years Resolutions to Help Recovery

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the new year. They may even fit well with your goal to maintain a sober lifestyle in recovery. No matter what 2021 throws at us, having the right mindset and setting attainable goals can help us succeed. It’s a good idea to work with your Sunstone…

virtual iop

Virtual IOP During the Holidays

Many people struggling with addiction used virtual telehealth for the first time this past year, whether opting into it or because it was the only option. Social distancing guidelines made it difficult to find in-person addiction treatment. There are several benefits of virtual IOP that still make it an attractive option, despite the pandemic guidelines…