Signs and Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse: What to Know of This Worrying Trend

Signs and Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse - Lakehouse Recovery Center

Prescription drugs are medications prescribed by a medical doctor, yet we are seeing an exponential increase in people showing the signs and effects of prescription drug abuse. Prescriptions are provided with strict instructions that should be followed for patient safety. Not everyone follows the instructions given, however. Common prescribed drugs fall into categories of opioid, stimulants and sedatives. Opioids include …

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How Do Drugs Affect the Brain of a Teenager?

Alcohol and Drug Effects on the Brain - Lakehouse Recovery Center

Addiction is a messy and complicated disorder, but exactly how do drugs affect the brain of a teenager? When does it turn from experimentation to addiction? Teenagers are going through so much. As their brain is still developing and they are experiencing increases in their hormone production, their moods can go from happy to angry in a single second. Plus, …

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Brendan’s story tells us what life after relapse is like. In 2017, Brendan entered The Lakehouse Recovery Center. It was his second stay, atypical for the Lakehouse as our objective is for clients to leave our care and never have to return. Usually, we feel that it is unhelpful to readmit a resident, for that individual is not necessarily going …

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What are the Dangers of Intravenous Drug Use?

  Injecting is one of the most dangerous routes of administration of drugs. Users choose the intravenous (IV) method of drug use because of its ability to produce immediate effects, but the potential dangers of IV drug abuse are extreme. Overdose and death are much more likely as a result of IV drug use, as well as a slew of …

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