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Long-Term Effects of Vicodin Abuse

Our Vicodin addiction rehab program in San Antonio, TX, treats patients suffering from the long-term effects of Vicodin abuse. Vicodin is an opioid painkiller. Opioids produce morphine-like effects and are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia. Vicodin combines a narcotic pain reliever (hydrocodone) with acetaminophen, a non-opioid pain reliever available over the counter. While…

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How To Help A Drug Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help

One of the most significant challenges in life is figuring out how to help a drug addict who doesn’t want help. Recovery from drug addiction is challenging, even when those in need of assistance are ready and willing to work toward sobriety. It’s even harder when they don’t want your help and have no interest…

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How Long Does Hydrocodone Withdrawal Last?

If you want to quit using hydrocodone, you probably have a few questions. The most common question that people have is, “How long does hydrocodone withdrawal last?” The truth is that hydrocodone withdrawal differs from person to person, as is the case with many addictive substances. Since no two individuals process and metabolize a drug…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Alcoholism is an addiction, but it does not have to rule your life. Because drinking is legal and socially acceptable, if not encouraged, it can quietly take control of your life. The move from alcohol use to abuse to dependency can be insidious. San Antonio Recovery Center has professional, compassionate staff with experience in treating…

signs of high-functioning alcoholism

Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism

Diagnosing an alcohol use disorder requires taking into consideration any symptoms that may be present. However, not everyone dealing with alcohol addiction presents obvious symptoms. There are those with what is often called “high functioning alcoholism.” These people may appear able to maintain daily routines and take care of themselves while still consuming excessive amounts…