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On this page you will find a listing of all Peak View Behavioral Health blog articles in the addiction category.

opioids girl drugs pills
Your use of opioids or painkillers probably started in a completely innocent manner. Maybe you were suffering with chronic pain or had major surgery. To help you manage the pain, your doctor may have prescribed an opioid. Your physician (and probably your pharmacist as well) no doubt urged you in no uncertain terms to strictly...
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military service man uniform
As the release of the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick has amply demonstrated, many people have an appetite for exciting stories about the military. That’s understandable. After all, movies like Top Gun and its sequel are bursting with heroism and bravado and amazing feats of derring-do. Viewers get to imagine themselves as part of that group...
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paper cutouts of a person lined up in rows - support groups
Any person impacted by addiction faces a life-changing, complex situation. But there’s no need to face it alone. With the help of professionals and local support groups, it’s possible to get the help you need to make it through the active addiction phase and onto a healthy future. Why You Can’t Do It Alone Why...
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young woman looking stressed, and sitting on the floor looking at numerous prescription pill bottles - drugs
Codeine, Tramadol & Xanax There is a good chance you have heard of at least one (and possibly all three) of the following pharmaceutical drugs: Codeine: often used to treat coughs, this drug can also be helpful for pain management Tramadol: a painkiller that is generally considered less dangerous than other opioids Xanax (alprazolam): an...
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young man of age six to eight sitting on a bean bag, looking quizzically at his therapist - child mental health
Your Child and Mental Health “It’s just a phase.” The phrase “It’s just a phase” must rank particularly high on the list of parental diagnoses of their children’s behavior. If you have children, the odds are pretty good that you’ve said it. If you were a child (and you were, weren’t you?), the odds are...
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small pile of Vicodin tablets on a white glossy table
What Is Vicodin? Vicodin is a commonly used pain medication. It’s made up of hydrocodone (a type of opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most of the time, it is given to relieve acute pain, such as after surgery or a significant injury. It works well to reduce the function of the pain signals going to the...
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hourglass with black sand on wooden table - drugs or alcohol
Abusing Drugs or Alcohol Generally speaking, very few people are fond of change. Our lives tend to acquire a certain shape, and we settle into that shape. We have our routines, our social circle, our ways of thinking about the world. Without a serious nudge, we are unlikely to make significant changes. After all, change...
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middle age man sitting on dingy steps looking fearful and distracted - post traumatic stress disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with military service. Those who serve in the armed forces often have experiences that are difficult for them to come to terms with. Frequently, for example, troops returning from combat duty find that they have great difficulty putting those experiences behind them. But...
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beautifully diverse family putting ornaments on a Christmas tree - holiday season
Ready or Not, the Holiday Season Has Arrived There is an awful lot of pressure to enjoy the holiday season. You are supposed to look forward to a big Thanksgiving Day meal (and maybe some Black Friday shopping) with your family or friends. You are supposed to look forward to the family coming together for...
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illustration of man carrying a ball of stress - anxiety
As many as 40 million adults in the United States deal with anxiety disorders each year—more than 18 percent of the population. These disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the country. All About Anxiety But many people don’t have a clear definition of anxiety. We even tend to misuse the word quite frequently....
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