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What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of talk about fentanyl and its dangers. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine [1]. In medical settings, fentanyl is used to treat chronic pain conditions. Illegally manufactured street versions of fentanyl can be even more potent, with increased dangers for deadly overdoses [2]. This is because illegally-manufactured…

The Benefits of Fitness for Prescription Pill Recovery

The Benefits of Fitness for Prescription Pill Recovery

Everybody knows that exercise and fitness can be highly beneficial to health, but the benefits extend beyond general health. Studies show that those who exercise regularly are less likely to use and abuse drugs [1]. Additionally, fitness can be an incredible help when it comes to making the most of opioid rehab in Boca Raton. At Treatment Alternatives, we offer…

The Dangers of Prescription Pills

The Dangers of Prescription Pills

Everybody wants to believe that doctors have their best interests at heart. If your doctor writes you a prescription, you want to believe that the prescription is safe. However, there are many widely unknown dangers to prescription pills. Benzos, opiates, and other prescription pills are highly addictive. Just as some people are more susceptible to developing addictions to illegal drugs,…

The Connection Between Anger & Alcoholism

The Connection Between Anger & Alcoholism

Emotions have considerable power over a person’s motivations, actions, and behavioral patterns. Anger is a powerful emotion that can be all-consuming. Unfortunately, many people turn to alcohol to reduce their negative emotions, such as anger [1]. There is a strong correlation between anger and substance abuse, especially alcoholism. At Treatment Alternatives, we offer alternative drug treatment and alcohol treatment, and…

The Connection Between PTSD and Alcoholism

The Connection Between PTSD and Alcoholism

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD, is often experienced by veterans or other individuals who have been exposed to trauma. This can include first responders, victims of abuse, and people who have survived natural disasters. PTSD is identified as an event to which the individual responds with fear, horror, or helplessness [1]. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, avoidance, and…

Mother’s Day, Addiction, & Sobriety

Mother’s Day, Addiction, & Sobriety

Holidays can be tough when it comes to addiction and maintaining sobriety. Recently, Stephanie shared her story of recovery. It’s especially important to share Stephanie’s story close to Mother’s Day, because Stephanie and her mom Patty have both gotten treatment for alcoholism. They both recently celebrated sobriety milestones. We are sharing Stephanie’s story as a part of our #ComingClean #StayingClean…

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