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A Guide to Methadone

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Methadone is a synthetic opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It  is best known, however, for preventing withdrawal symptoms in patients with opiate addictions, particularly heroin. Chemically, it is a 50:50 mixture of two enantiomers which are (R-) or levo- or l-methadone and (S-) or dextro or d-methadone. Known brand names of methadone include: Dolphine, Methadose, Westadone and Methadose Oral Concentrate, Symoron, and Metadol. It is taken orally, rectally, by insufflation, sublingually or intravenously. MORE  

A Guide to Morphine

By The Fix staff

Morphine is an opiate analgesic (pain killer) that is naturally found in the opium poppy. MORE  

A Guide to Work Addiction

By The Fix staff

Classified by many psychologists as an obsessive-compulsive disorder amounting to a behavioral addiction, work addiction is also known as workaholism. It occurs when a person’s work schedule reaches a relentless inner-driven level even though there are not deadlines to meet (except often in the mind of the individual) nor immediate financial concerns. Workaholics often use work as a coping mechanism to deal with anxiety, depression and well-buried self-esteem issues, or as an avoidance mechanism to cope with social interactions in which they are not comfortable. MORE  

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Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit. MORE  

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

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Recently recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as one of the three major eating disorders, binge eating is characterized by quick bursts of uncontrolled eating followed by extreme distress due to a lack of control, and generally occurs at least once a week over a period of three months.  MORE  

What is Anorexia?

By The Fix staff

Anorexia is a debilitating eating disorder that affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population and has one of the highest mortality rates of all mental health conditions. People who suffer from anorexia nervosa are seriously underweight and have little to no body fat, a condition usually brought on by self-imposed starvation. They exhibit low self-esteem directly related to their body image and express extreme anxiety about gaining weight. MORE  

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

By The Fix staff

Characterized by an obsession with weight control and dieting, bulimia is an eating disorder that affects as much as 5% of the U.S. population.  MORE  

Sending Children Home to Die

By The Fix staff

What's the reality behind children fleeing Central America? Read this only if you are willing to be disgusted and outraged, including with Obama and HIllary. MORE  

A Guide to Social Media Addiction

By The Fix staff

Social Media is a major part of life almost everywhere and most of us know people who spend huge amounts of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and similar services. Much has been written in recent years about compulsive or addictive social media practices or habits.    How can social media be abused? MORE  

What is Hoarding?

By The Fix staff

Hoarding is a disorder that by various estimates affects somewhere between 2% and 5% of the U.S. population, a number hard to pin down as it occurs so privately. It is characterized by excessively collecting objects - or animals - and by a marked and often overwhelming anxiety over organizing or discarding items.Hoarders are usually smart, inquisitive people who nevertheless have difficulty letting go of items that are no longer useful, even when surrounded by unsafe levels of clutter and disorganization.   MORE  

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According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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