Sobering Up For The Holidays

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sobering up | Westside Treatment

The prospect of sobering up is daunting because drug addiction often makes people forget how to be sober. That isn’t just an exaggeration – it’s based on scientific fact. When the brain undergoes consistent and prolonged drug use, it gets damaged. And that brain damage extends beyond problems with cognition and problem solving, but goes deeper into severe damage to the brain’s reward system, and a corruption of the fundamentals of pleasure and happiness. That means sobering up doesn’t just… Read more »

What Happens If You Overdose Without Treatment?

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Drug addiction has an unfortunately high likelihood of causing permanent damage to the body and mind – and far too often, it ends in death. The dangers of drug addiction can’t be understated, and they’re more relevant today than ever before, as an overdose without treatment goes on to be the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 50. An overdose without treatment is the main way through which an addiction will kill you…. Read more »

Medication-Based Treatment Can Be A Road To Sobriety

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The Road To Sobriety | Westside Treatment

The history of medicine is rich and long – but it is only relatively recently that we’ve begun to explore medication as a road to sobriety for addiction, an issue that first became relevant and studied through medicine itself. Methadone, a household name among prescription drugs and one of the best ways at chemically fighting the effects of heroin and other opioids, has been around for about 80 years, starting off as a synthetic opioid. Yet its history as a treatment… Read more »