Risks of “Speedballing”

Risks of “Speedballing”

There are many risks and dangers of combining substances. One of the original uses for the term “speedballing” specifically referred to the combination of cocaine and heroin. The meaning of “speedballing” has shifted over time but the basic concept remains. In the case of cocaine and heroin, an individual is abusing a combination of a…

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

There are many methods to wean off, reduce, or cease alcohol consumption. The utility value of tips is somewhat based on if an individual only has the occasional drink, has a daily habit of drinking within moderation, has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or a full-blown alcohol addiction. A basic method involves time of day….

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism, or an alcohol use disorder, is one of the most prevalent addictions in America today. You may hear people talking about “functional alcoholism” but, in reality, no one is functioning well when they have a substance abuse disorder. Kicking the habit can be difficult. That’s why the professionals at Oasis Recovery strive to provide…

Top 10 Major Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

Top 10 Major Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

The effects of smoking crack cocaine are immediate and intense, but short-lived. This fleeting high, in combination with the drug’s drastic comedown, quickly produces a desire to use more and more of the substance. This creates a high potential for overdose.  Crack cocaine has a number of harmful side-effects, both short-term and long-term. In addition…

What to Expect From Your Rehab Center in North Carolina

What to Expect From Your Rehab Center in North Carolina

So, you or a loved one have chosen a rehab center, and now you’re wondering what to expect. Likely, many questions will arise while planning and preparing. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to get in touch with the treatment center one chooses, which will be able to provide specific details…

What Is Outpatient Rehab?

What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Rehab is a broad term, as these days there are a multitude of different approaches, treatment modalities, and amenities that rehabs offer. If you are seeking rehab for yourself or a loved one, it is important to be aware of your options so you can make the most informed decision. One of the first decisions…

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Rehabs are supervised programs designed to help treat individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to address their addiction issues in a safe, supportive environment. The word ‘rehab’ is often used interchangeably with “treatment,” “addiction treatment,” and “addiction recovery center.” Rehab is a broad term, as these days there are a multitude of…