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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…

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…

side effects of xanax abuse

Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

If you or a loved one has experienced higher levels of anxiety than normal or more difficulty sleeping than normal, a doctor may have prescribed Xanax to manage these symptoms in the short term. Dealing with these symptoms can be very challenging, but long-term use and abuse of Xanax can bring about even worse health…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Center

Addictions to heroin, morphine, codeine, and painkillers are devastating to live with. When people become physically dependent on opioids, it is almost impossible for them to taper their use on their own. At the Sunstone Recovery drug addiction treatment center in Bend, OR, we use remote technology to connect with our patients via telehealth apps. Causes…