5 Boundaries you should be Setting with the Addict or Alcoholic in your life

Alcohol and drug addiction hurt more than just the addict or alcoholic, it hurts all the people around us. Friends, family members, significant others, all go through the pain and suffering with the addict. Learning how to set boundaries with an addict can be difficult, and can often feel painful, but boundaries are the best way to help an addict, and yourself, throughout the process of addiction and even recovery.  Having poor boundaries can make you lose yourself, your freedom, and your personal space. Poor boundaries when a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, can end with you feeling lied to, cheated on, and stolen from. Setting boundaries can help you and your loved one’s relationship in the long run- but how do we do it?

So…What Are Boundaries?

Boundaries are physical and emotional limits that people set for themselves as a way to prioritize their mental/emotional health and well-being.

-Healthy boundaries give you a safe, supportive and mutually respectful relationship.

-Unhealthy boundaries often deal with manipulation and control as a way to keep your relationship where it best suits you

You might need to set boundaries if you:

-Cover for or lie for your loved one

-Change your beliefs or stuff your emotions to avoid conflict

-Feel taken advantage of, have been lied to, had possessions or money stolen from you

-Try to tell them what to do

-Argue about the past

Boundaries often run on a continuum from one extreme to another- being too lenient or too rigid both can hurt your relationships- staying somewhere in the middle ground can be hard, but it is rewarding and can help keep your relationships intact. But, what boundaries can we set, and how do we stick to them?

5 Boundaries to Set With Addicts

  • No using drugs or alcohol around me/in my home:

This is a very important boundary to set, letting your loved one know that you are not willing to accept them using in front of you or in your home sets an expectation. If or when this expectation is broken, letting them know they are not respecting a boundary you set with them will feel less stressful and open a line for communication.

If you find them using in your home, you will know that you already set the expectation- remember when someone doesn’t respect or like your boundary, it is because it was easier to misuse and manipulate you when you didn’t have them.

  • If you are arrested, I will not pay your bail or for your lawyer:

Using drugs or drinking and driving is illegal. As a recovering addict I can assure you that we know what we are doing is illegal when we are buying drugs and using drugs. Letting your loved one know that you are not willing to bail them out can help save you from arguments, money, and tears. You are not responsible for our decision to break the law.

  • Do not ask for money- whether it is to put gas in your car or for a phone bill:

Giving money to a loved one struggling with addiction could be the last time you give them money. Many street drugs are cut with fentanyl, a deadly opioid, and can lead to overdose and death. Regardless of what your loved one is claiming to need money for, there is a 50/50 chance they are manipulating you. Setting a boundary by stating that you will not give them money, lets them know that you are not willing to enable them throughout there addiction. This also can put responsibility onto your loved one regarding money management and remaining employed, which can help them decide that maybe they do need treatment.

  • Do not ask for money- whether it is to put gas in your car or for a phone bill:

Giving money to a loved one struggling with addiction could be the last time you give them money. Many street drugs are cut with fentanyl, a deadly opioid, and can lead to overdose and death. Regardless of what your loved one is claiming to need money for, there is a 50/50 chance they are manipulating you. Setting a boundary by stating that you will not give them money, lets them know that you are not willing to enable them throughout their addiction. This also can put responsibility onto your loved one regarding money management and remaining employed, which can help them decide that maybe they do need treatment.

  • I will not lie for you:

In active addiction, many people ask their loved ones to lie for them. Whether it’s regarding missing work, missing class, or skipping plans, active addiction forces us to make up lies and half-truths. Letting your loved one know that you are not willing to participate in there manipulating of others, forces them to take responsibility for their actions.

  • I will not support you using drugs or alcohol, so I cannot continue to spend time with you until you decide that you are ready to enter treatment:

Letting your loved one know that you cannot support them through active addiction, and limiting time spent around them can improve the chances that they will seek help. Letting them know that you will support your decision to enter recovery when that time comes can be all they need to hear to make the decision to change their life.

Creating boundaries with your loved one who's struggling with addiction is important to keeping yourself safe.

Setting boundaries can help your loved one move towards recovery. Deciding to recover from alcohol or drug addiction can be the most rewarding and best choice of your life. Let go and let’s chat!

Meth Use on the Rise Throughout New Hampshire

Meth Use on the Rise in New Hampshire

Meth use is on the rise in New Hampshire after years of dormancy, hidden in the shadows of the opioid epidemic.

Meth labs were popping up in neighborhood homes, being found after domestic violence calls, and in many burglaries and street crime arrests during the early 2000’s. People were being put in danger due to the fumes, chemical burns and chemical explosions that come along with meth use and labs. In some states, there were multiple meth lab explosions each day, injuring innocent by standards and the police officers who responded to them. The meth crisis even affected the number of violent crimes such as robberies, in some cities.

The number of lethal meth overdoses has continued to rise throughout the past five years and has risen 21% just from 2017 to 2018.

Many people believed that meth is a “west coast” problem, however it has been popping up throughout the northeastern states such as New Hampshire. Detective Ralph Hale of The Franklin New Hampshire Police department spoke to Meredith Meng, Director of Operations at Blueprint Recovery Center, about the increase in meth seizures throughout New Hampshire. He explained that when going back through evidence over the last 24 months, 80% of drugs seized on the streets were methamphetamines and heroin or fentanyl only accounted for 15%.

In Concord emergency centers and police officers are now being trained on de-escalating patients who exhibit symptoms of meth abuse.

Meth use is on the rise in New Hampshire after years of dormancy, hidden in the shadows of the opioid epidemic.

Meth Use on the Rise: Why?

Many experts believe that the increase in meth abuse throughout the New England region is being overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, because there just aren’t as many solutions for meth addiction or overdose. There is no naloxone for meth overdose, or suboxone for people trying to ween off meth.

Other researches have suggested that the vivitrol shot could have something to do with the increase of people abusing stimulants. People once believed vivitrol would be able to “cure” the opioid epidemic, since people given the shot would not be able to get high, they would just stop using. Vivitrol blocks the opioid receptors in the brain, which means that once you get the shot, you can no longer get high on heroin or opioid pills. However, vivitrol may help people stay off opioids, but it is not fixing the addiction.

Instead patients are turning to different drugs to get their high from, such as meth.

Meth Use on the Rise: How Blueprint Recovery Center Can Help You

Addiction has many layers, it is spiritual, mental and physical, which is why there is not one cure. Using only the vivitrol shot is not a cure. Focusing on the drug of choice is not the cure. Instead of trying to come up with a solution for the opioid crisis or the meth crisis, we need to begin working on the addiction crisis, which is what Blueprint Recovery Center aims to do.

You don’t have to live another day in the cycle of your addiction, whether it is meth you are using, heroin or alcohol, you can choose a new life today. Call one of our admissions specialists now to begin working with a team of dedicated professionals who have been where you are and want to see you succeed in sobriety.

Reach out for help today by calling 833-440-8643.

Blueprint Recovery and Next Level Church to host “Run For The One 5K”

Blueprint Recovery Center has partnered with Next Level Church of Concord, New Hampshire, on the Run For the One 5k to help assist individuals currently battling substance abuse. Next Level Church hopes to work alongside Blueprint in many capacity that will better serve their community as well as raise awareness about substance use disorders. The money raised for the 5K will go to Blueprint client for aftercare. 

“One type of aftercare that we are looking to help fund, is sober living. Insurance doesn’t cover this service so people need funding for a deposit to put down and move in, once they have completed their treatment. I am currently in the process of trying to secure sponsorships for the event from community organizations and businesses,” said Christina Marchese of Next Level Church. 

The race will begin at 8 A.M on Labor Day, September 2nd, at 5 different Next Level Church locations, as well as the ability to “virtually run” by signing up before August 15th. For details on the race, click here

$35 Million in Federal Funds to Fight NH Opioid Epidemic

New Hampshire Working Hard to Fight Opioid Epidemic

New Hampshire will be receiving over $35 million in federal funds this year to help them tackle the opioid crisis.

The money is the second installment of a two-year grant from the U.S Department of Health.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has aimed at improving treatment and recovery services across the state with a two-year grant for the nine regional hubs in New Hampshire.

Regional hubs, also known as Doorways, are meant to help people access local addiction treatment and recovery services. These services range from inpatient treatment to outpatient therapy, housing, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

State health officials say that since the Doorways model opened in January, they’ve treated and helped over 2,500 people enter recovery.

Blueprint Recovery Center continues to fight the opioid crisis alongside everyone else throughout New Hampshire. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or mental health, treatment is the best option when it comes to finding long term, real, recovery. Reach out to an admissions specialist today.

Cities new plan to tackle opioid addiction

The opioid epidemic has hit almost every small town and big city throughout the U.S, and it has only gotten worse in the past ten years. In some areas, such as the Northeast, the outcomes have been devastating. In effort to try to reduce the death toll of the epidemic, Massachusetts has taken a somewhat different approach.

In the streets of Boston, the newest approach is a physician and a van, called Care Zone, that parks daily in one of four overdose hotspot. The Care Zone is funded by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and is one of the many projects across the country testing out new was to use harm reduction. The theory that is driving these projects is the idea that to end the opioid epidemic, we must make treatment as available as drugs.

The Care Zone team is made up of outreach workers, a doctor and a case manager that work together to help bridge the gap between homelessness, substance abuse, and healthcare. Dr. Jessie Gaeta, chief medical officer with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, works to make sure people have things they need, whether its food, clean needles, or treatment.

Gaeta will treat wounds around injection sites, check for lung infections or heart infections, and vaccinate patients against hepatitis, measles and other diseases. Gaeta also can help people begin treatment as soon as they are ready by prescribing them buprenorphine and assisting them in getting to a pharmacy for their first dose or drive patients to a detox program.

While the opioid epidemic continues to destroy communities, some people are taking new approaches to try and fix the problem...

Gaeta has given out 316 prescriptions for Suboxone given to patients via the Care Zone van since it launched 18 months ago. Gaeta says 90% of them are filled. Of those prescriptions, 78% are for refills.

At Blueprint Recovery Center, we understand that sometimes traditional forms of abstinence-based treatment don’t work. Using medication assisted treatment can help treat patients who struggle with chronic relapse. Medication assisted treatment helps reduce physical and mental cravings, which in turns helps patients focus on therapy and finding the root cause of addiction.

There is no shame in asking for help, reach out to an admissions specialist today to go over your treatment options.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Do you know the dangerous side effects of alcohol?

Did you know there are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the 3rd highest cause of death in the U.S.? Alcohol, a drug thousands of people consume regularly, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  Although alcohol is only legal to those over the age 21, roughly 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol-related incident including car crashes, homicides, suicides, and alcohol poisoning annually.

Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime. Women who are dependent on alcohol are 50 to 100 percent more likely to die from alcohol-related causes than men who are dependent on alcohol. Signs that you may be dependent on alcohol can vary from tremors and seizures, to feeling extreme anxiety when you aren’t drinking. People who feel they need alcohol to “relax” or “have a good time” are more likely to misuse alcohol or become addicted to alcohol.

5.1 million people ages 12-20 reported binge drinking in the past month. Binge drinking is when you drink 4 or more alcoholic beverages in one episode. Binge drinking often leads to alcohol poisoning, which left untreated can cause severe dehydration, coma and death.

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Many people don't realize the dangerous effects of alcohol addiction and believe if its legal, it must not be dangerous. Alcohol kills roughly 80,000 people each year.

Alcohol use can lead to long-term health issues like cardiovascular disease, cancer of the throat, liver, or mouth, anxiety and depression, dementia and liver disease. In a study done in 2009, alcohol related kidney disease was the cause for 1 in 3 kidney transplants in the U.S. Some alcohol related diseases can be partially or fully cured when drinking is stopped, which is why treatment for alcohol dependency is vital. With medical detox and intensive therapy, recovery from alcohol dependence is possible!

Teens who start drinking before the age of 15 are more likely to develop alcohol dependence or substance use disorder later on in life. Youth who drink are 7.5 times more likely to use other illegal drugs and fifty times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink. One survey found that 32% of the heavy drinkers over 12 were also illegal drug users.

If you believe you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol, call or message our 24/7 admissions specialists for more information about treatment and recovery.

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is addiction a disease or a choice?

Everyone has an opinion: is addiction a disease or a choice? Many people will argue that addiction is a string of bad choices, some will shame you for comparing addiction to a “real disease” such as cancer, and a few will ask “why can’t they just stop?”

On the other side of the argument are those who believe that addiction is a disease of the mind, body and spirit that can be treated with 12 Step programs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse categorizes addiction as a complex, relapsing disease, and quitting usually takes more than just “good intentions” or a strong will. Drug abuse hijacks the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who truly want to.

Drug and alcohol use may start out as a choice but becoming addicted is not. Once you are addicted physically and mentally to drugs or alcohol, that is when we begin to see the patterns and behaviors that society has deemed as “morally unjust.”

You may choose to try smoking pot or drinking a beer with friends, you may even up the ante and experiment with cocaine or pills. For some, doing it once or twice and never thinking about it again is simple, but others will become addicted to the high and chase it for years. While the initial decision to experiment was a choice, the disease, that effects some and not others, was not a choice.

So, that leaves us with the question that nobody really knows the answer to, what makes these people different?

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Is addiction a disease or choice?

Why Are Some People Addicted, While Others Aren't?

Some people who become addicts were born this way, with the “addiction gene” hiding in their genetic makeup. For these people, they may have realized they had qualities of an addicted person long before the drug or alcohol abuse began. They may also have parents or grandparents that were addicts, that just passed the gene down to them.

For others it is nature and nurture that ultimately pointed them into the depths of addiction. It could be trauma or low self-esteem, a problem with their mind and how they view themselves.

The truth is, nobody really knows why some of us are alcoholics or addicts, and some of us can drink or use without consequence.

I like to think that we don’t just become addicts, that we, whether genetically or due to our upbringing, are using the coping skills we can to deal with life. I like to believe that if drugs and alcohol never came into the picture, then there would probably be some other (negative) coping skill that you used- such as food, gambling, shopping or even romantic relationships.

Drugs are a symptom of the disease, that is something you will likely learn if you ever attend an NA or AA meeting- but then what is the disease if it is not just us being drug addicts or alcoholics? Is the disease us?

In some ways, yes, we/us/you/me are the disease, or at least a really big part of the disease. Alongside the “us” is everything else about us like where we are from, how many siblings we have, what parenting styles we grew up with, and what belief’s we have about ourselves.

These things all play into our disease, which cause us to seek out coping skills to make us feel better, because that is all most addicts and alcoholics want- to feel better. Maybe you tried something like running or drawing, and that just did not fill the void. Maybe for a while you were binge shopping and that helped ease your pain. Maybe you drank your first beer and knew “this is it,” but maybe you didn’t. Maybe it wasn’t until many years later when your friend offered you a Xanax that you decided that this would be a pretty good coping skill, and it felt really good to use.

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Our multidisciplinary approach treats the mind, body and spirit as well as educational needs, mental health issues and relationship issues.

Getting Help With Addiction

Addiction is different for everyone who struggles with it, it is a chronic relapsing disorder that needs to be taken care of daily in order to stay well. It isn’t a moral failing, and it is definitely not something people choose to live with. I doubt that anyone wakes up and says, “I want to become a heroin addict, that sounds like a lot of fun.” However, this is thousands of people’s reality, they are addicted, and they cannot stop without the proper treatment, which is the tricky part.

Since everyone has different experiences and genetics that could play into their addiction, there is no one way to treat all of these people. At Blueprint Recovery Center, we do not apply cookie cutter treatment techniques, each patient gets their own treatment plan based on their strengths and needs.

We use a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on each person as a whole. We look to treat the mind, body, and spirit, along with family issues, social relationships, educational issues, and mental health issues.

Many of us know some healthy coping skills, we may have even tried to use these “healthy” coping skills to no avail. You wouldn’t hammer a screw with a nail, and sometimes that is what we are doing when we try to use new coping skills.  Our clinical staff will teach you how to properly use the coping skills and tools and find what works best for you.

Inpatient Vs Outpatient Treatment: What to Choose

Inpatient Vs Outpatient

When deciding to get help with your addiction to drugs or alcohol, many people assume they need to go to inpatient or residential treatment directly after detox. Outpatient treatment, for some reason, continually gets labeled as “not enough,” even when in some cases, it mimics higher levels of care as far as therapeutic groups and peer support.

When deciding between inpatient and outpatient care, it is most important for you and your family to look at the quality of care you will be receiving. All treatment centers are different, and at Blueprint Recovery Center, we will always make the best decision for our patients.

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Inpatient care is the most acute level of care offered.

While inpatient care is great and has a lot to offer, it is not always feasible when it comes to cost and insurance coverage. Many people get hung up on the idea that residential care is the best way to stay away from triggers and work on yourself. Triggers don’t go away when you enter residential care, and will likely still be there when you get back. Working on your triggers while in outpatient care can help you learn how to better handle them.

When searching for treatment for yourself or a loved one it is important to look at all possible options, and if you believe you need an extra layer accountability, structure, time away from drugs, alcohol and outside triggers, why not consider a partial hospitalization program with community housing?

Many people have a lot of questions about outpatient treatment- some of the most common ones are “what’s the difference between inpatient versus outpatient” and “where do I live during outpatient treatment if I can’t live at home?”

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Our Outpatient PHP offers community housing to mimic inpatient care while still giving patients freedom.

Partial hospitalization is the highest level of outpatient care we offer. Partial hospitalization mimics a higher level of care while still giving patients the freedom to leave property while supervised.  In community housing patients can learn valuable life skills such as grocery shopping, learning to communicate with peers, and other daily responsibilities we have throughout life. At this level of care patients attend group therapy and individual therapy on a daily basis. Community housing may seem like a lot of responsibility for someone right out of detox, but with the help of our 24/7 community housing aids, patients will have the extra layer of accountability they may need.

Many patients and their families are concerned about outpatient treatment being less restrictive than inpatient treatment. One of the biggest things we hear is “What will my loved one being doing at night?”

Under the supervision of our 24/7 housing aids, patients are brought to meetings nightly, as well as other fun sober activities, such as nail salons for women or barber shops for men.

Patients have their own bedroom or apartment where they can cook themselves meals, watch TV, or work on therapeutic projects they may have been given by their treatment team. Patients are free to build relationships with sober support in the area and create friendships with those living with them in our outpatient care.

Weekends are a great time for patients to go on outings, visit their family, and create a network in the local recovery community. During the weekend’s patients have a lot of down time, which can help teach them about responsibility.

During the weekend we offer outings that are recovery focused and fun. We will also bring patients to local AA and NA meetings during the weekend, or allow them to choose one to go to themselves. In our outpatient care, patients are given freedoms that will help enhance their recovery.

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During the weekends our outpatient community housing aids take patients to bowling, the movies, and other sober activities.

Alcoholism and Young Adults

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism?

“Alcohol isn’t really a drug…”

“Alcohol is legal!”

“It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what your getting!”

Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent study of 351 young adults who met the criteria for alcohol use disorder, 96% believed they didn’t need help and 29% thought the problem would go away on its own as they got older. So why don’t young people think alcoholism is a real problem?

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88,000 people die from alcohol related causes per year.

Three common reasons why people are hesitant to seek treatment for alcohol use disorder

Its legal: So, you can buy alcohol at a store, you can use it public, how can it be that bad- the question then becomes, if you had to buy alcohol from the sketchy part of town, from a dealer, would that make it a “bad” drug, would you then stop, or would you continue to drink?

Many people don’t even consider alcohol to be a drug, and if they do, they justify it by saying its legal or “not that bad.” While alcohol is a legal drug, that doesn’t equate it to be a safe drug. Alcohol poisoning kills six people per day, which doesn’t include the number of people who die in fatal car crashes due to impaired driving or cirrhosis of the liver, which is caused by heavy drinking over long periods of time. Legal does not mean safe: Smoking cigarettes is also legal, however proven to be deadly and cancerous. Eating McDonalds everyday is legal, but we know it is bad for our health and can cause health problems. Not wearing a seatbelt is legal, but we know that increases our chances of being injured if we got in a crash. Just because alcohol is legal, doesn’t mean you should ask for help if your drinking has began affecting you negatively in any way.

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Over 600,000 youths, ages 12-17, have alcohol use disorder. Only 5.2% of these adolescents receive treatment.

It could be worse: Many people feel that if they aren’t heavily drinking every day, or they don’t get the “shakes” from drinking, then there drinking isn’t really a problem. Many alcoholics minimize there drinking to avoid feelings of guilt or shame, some even believe that their drinking isn’t that bad regardless of one or two negative consequences. The excuses may be “I don’t have any DUI’s” or “I don’t black out every night, it’s just a drink or two!” While these excuses may be accurate, maybe they are experiencing family problems or increased depression and anxiety- which are two symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Everyone Else is doing it: The statistics are shocking, and the excuse “everyone else is doing it” isn’t too far off. Over seventy percent of American’s ages 18 and older reported binge drinking in the past year. Does that make it okay? No. Does that make it seem like binge drinking is normal? Possibly.Many people who engage in dangerous drinking don’t see it as a problem simply because they are out drinking with friends who drink just as much if not more, or because it’s not an everyday occurrence. Binge drinking is actually just as dangerous as drinking every day, it can cause health problems, such as liver, digestive, and alcohol poisoning, as well as legal problems such as DUI’s. If “everyone is doing it” is your best excuse as to why you continue to binge drink, ask yourself- if everyone was doing a “harder” drug would you do it?

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Research indicates that alcohol use during the teenage years could interfere with normal adolescent brain development and increase the risk of developing AUD.

88,000 people die from alcohol related causes per year. Alcohol is a hard drug. Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean it is any safer. If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol abuse, and don’t know where to turn for help, let go and let’s chat. You don’t have to be like “everyone” else, you can decide to change your life, today.

What’s Really in Your Drugs?

Drug dealers have taken on a new role as a chef, creating concoctions of multiple deadly drugs.

Drug dealers have been marketing what they sell on the street as pills, heroin or cocaine, when in reality it is a mix of different drugs, they created to make more money while spending less. The drugs they have mixed together could be opiates, such as fentanyl, stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, benzodiazepines and barbiturates, however there is no way to know what you are actually getting.

These deadly concoctions are dealer’s security, by getting users hooked to their specific product means they will be forced to continue to come back, regardless of price or consequence, in order to stay well. Drug dealers are spending less money on synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is one reason they may be using it to cut all of their drugs, including stimulants such as cocaine. In New York, a statement was released warning people who recreationally use drugs such as cocaine or MDMA, that they may be contaminated with fentanyl and cause overdose death. In Iowa, police and Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman warned about counterfeit pills that, they say, could have fooled a pharmacist. In Mississippi police pleaded with users to take precaution due to fentanyl being found in multiple drugs found on the street.

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Fake drugs don't come with a warning. When you buy drugs off the street, you have no idea what your really getting.

Counterfeit pills could contain only fentanyl in them, regardless of them being labeled as Xanax or Oxycodone, which would cause immediate overdose. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine, only one spec could cause an overdose. This problem has popped up than five states that have had to release statements, including a federal statement from the Drug Enforcement Agency, warning those addicted that any drug bought on the street could be counterfeit, contain fentanyl, and be deadly.

Besides adding fentanyl to drugs, dealers have been mixing heroin with Xanax and barbiturates. Adding other prescription drugs to heroin or cocaine, is not only dangerous, but can make withdrawals more difficult to overcome and even cause seizures when Xanax is involved.

The different additives will also cause the user to experience withdrawals from one or more of the other drugs. These additives may be heroin mixed with fentanyl and Xanax, muscle relaxers, tramadol, or cocaine mixed with fentanyl and Adderall. Fighting multiple withdrawal symptoms makes the detox process difficult for many, which keeps them in the grips of their addiction.

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Drug dealers have taken on the role as a "chef," creating dangerous concoctions and deadly mixtures.

Every time you use, regardless of your drug of choice, if you are just trying it for the first time, or think you “know” your dealer, you are playing Russian roulette. These dealers are keeping you hooked to what they are selling, and your life is in danger every time you use, you have no idea what could be in that pill, or in that bag. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you don’t have to go through this alone. Our admissions specialists can help you get sober and into detox today. Let go and let’s chat.