A woman feeling the effects of alcohol on the body

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…

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Heroin Addiction: Understanding the Facts

If a severe problem strikes someone you love, you’ll want to find the best treatment options for a heroin addiction. Finding the best form of treatment involves educating yourself on what heroin is, the effects it can create, and the methods of treating addiction. The side effects of heroin can be devastating, but a San…

Woman experiencing marijuana withdrawal symptoms

Can You Experience Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms?

Presently, recreational marijuana use is legal in 21 states. That number will no doubt continue to rise in the coming years. As a result, people may mistakenly believe smoking or vaporizing marijuana comes without any risks. However, marijuana can be addictive like any other drug (or alcohol). In fact, long-term users often experience marijuana withdrawal…

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Opioid vs. Opiate: What Is the Difference?

An estimated two million people are currently struggling with opioid addiction. With so many individuals struggling with this rising epidemic, it’s important to understand the issue’s ins and outs. One of the biggest confusions surrounding the outbreak is the difference between opioids and opiates and how they affect those who use them. If you or…

Identifying oxycodone addiction

Identifying an Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is one of a number of prescription opioid pain relievers associated with the current epidemic of drug overdoses. In 2018, this epidemic killed 70% of the more than 67,000 deaths from drug overdoses. Raising awareness about what to look for in oxycodone addiction is a critical step in regaining control and reducing the number…