Monthly Archives - December 2018

The Importance Of Aftercare When Leaving Drug Rehab

The Importance Of Aftercare When Leaving Drug Rehab

At the Crosby Clinic, we put our best efforts forward in ensuring patients are able to live happier and healthier after they leave drug rehab. We focus on teaching them how to resist temptations and cravings and build a stronger sense of determination. In addition to implementing everything they learn at our inpatient rehab, it is crucial for them to develop an aftercare plan to get them through rough times at home. An aftercare plan is a very critical part [...]

How To Combat Heroin Addiction

The Truth About Heroin Use Disorder

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the growing number of Americans battling opioid addictions. Heroin is rapidly entering communities throughout the country, causing endless damage to families and the lives of addicts. Anyone battling a heroin addiction should seek substance abuse help as soon as possible to avoid life-threatening health complications. This is often easier said than done. It is important to learn the ins-and-outs of a heroin use disorder in order to learn ways to help yourselves and [...]

The Dangers Of Snorting Adderall

The Dangers Of Snorting Adderall

Adderall is a prescription medication often given to individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Individuals that take this drug for its intended purpose often experience an improved ability to concentrate throughout the day. Individuals that abuse this drug can experience numerous negative side effects as a result. At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter several individuals that use both Adderall recreationally. We provide drug treatment for endless Adderall addicts to help them learn healthier alternatives and habits they can incorporate [...]

Dilaudid Abuse And Addiction

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Klonopin

At the Crosby Clinic, we focus all of our time and energy into helping individuals overcome their drug addictions. Individuals that battle a Klonopin addiction utilize numerous drug treatment options while in drug rehab in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. What Is Klonopin? Klonopin is a type of medication prescribed to patients to treat insomnia and anxiety. This medication is a long-acting benzodiazepine that works as a central nervous system depressant.  Patients that take this medication often feel: Anxiety relief Anticonvulsant A hypnotic [...]

Cocaine Addiction

The Dangers Of Snorting Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone, or Vicodin, is a pain medication that is often prescribed to individuals with severe pain conditions. This medication is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, which work quickly to provide pain relief to users. A growing problem we are seeing more often at the Crosby Clinic is the number of individuals that snort Hydrocodone to get high. This can have a damaging impact on a person’s health both short-term and long-term. The Consequences Of Snorting Hydrocodone A lot of addicts [...]

How Group Counseling Helps Patients In Rehab

Social Learning Theory Of Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that is largely shaped by psychological, social, and biological factors in a person’s life. The social learning theory often suggests that addiction is far rooted in the way we observe things and learn from our role models and individuals around us. Treatment approaches that are based on this theory often help patients break out of their negative thought and behavioral patterns and develop new healthier habits. At the Crosby Clinic, we employ numerous holistic drug [...]

Mixing Prescription Opiates And Benzodiazepines

What Is Pseudoaddiction?

Unlike recreational drug users, a person suffering from pseudoaddiction often seeks painkiller medication to treat pain conditions when their normal dosage no longer provides the relief they need. As the opioid epidemic in the United States reaches epic proportions, it is important to recognize the role opioid painkillers plays. Over 100 million Americans live with chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, innocent patients end up fighting a pseudoaddiction simply from dealing with their pain. We see innocent victims daily at the [...]

Hepatitis C Treatment For Former Intravenous Drug Users

The Consequences Of Injecting Oxycodone

At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter endless individuals battling Oxycodone addictions. Unfortunately, there is a large percentage of individuals that take Oxycodone intravenously. This puts users at an increased risk of developing severe health complications from their use. If you or someone you know is battling an Oxycodone addiction, it is crucial to get substance abuse help as soon as possible to avoid life-threatening complications. What Happens When A User Injects Oxycodone? Injecting Oxycodone is extremely popular because of how quickly [...]

Dangers Of Using Benzos To Strengthen Opiates

Treatment Options For Ambien Addictions

Ambien is a medication often prescribed to patients that suffer from insomnia. The medication is a sedative-hypnotic, which works by reducing brain activity. When used as directed, Ambien is typically safe. When the drug is misused, it opens the door for abuse. Using Ambien recreationally or misusing your prescription is extremely dangerous and can cause numerous side effects to occur. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize how Ambien addictions can take over an individual’s mind and body, leading them [...]

From Prescription Opiates To Heroin Addiction

How Do People Use Heroin?

Heroin is an opioid drug that is processed from morphine. The powder version of heroin is commonly cut with other substances. When mixed, the white powder appears to be slightly brown. The drug itself can also be found in a form called black tar heroin, which is thick, dark, and sticky due to impurities resulting from the manufacturing process. At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter numerous individuals seeking heroin treatment for their drug addiction. Heroin is an extremely dangerous [...]