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Types of Addiction | Just Believe Detox and Recovery
Addiction

Types of Addiction

The many types of addiction can include the abuse of substances, such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and certain behaviors, including gambling, shopping, or sex. Addiction is associated with psycho-emotional and behavioral effects that occur in response to brain changes hallmarked by intense cravings and the

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Body Dysmorphia and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Body Dysmorphia and Addiction

Body dysmorphia (body dysmorphic disorder or BDD) is a pathological condition hallmarked by a preoccupation with one’s personal appearance or at least one aspect of it. An individual is affected by BDD focuses on real or imagined physical flaws or unusual features to the point

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Synthetic Cathinones Abuse and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Abused Substances

Synthetic Cathinones Abuse and Addiction

Synthetic cathinones are human-made stimulating substances chemically related to the alkaloid derived from khat plant native to the African Horn and the Arabian Peninsula, specifically Saudi Arabia. In the U.S., these substances are more commonly referred to as “bath salts” as they are marketed in

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Cluster A Personality Disorders and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Cluster A Personality Disorders and Addiction

According to the Mayo Clinic, a personality disorder s a type of mental disorder in which a person has a “rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving.” This pattern of behavior is deeply ingrained and varies widely from generally accepted social standards. This

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Stay Sober Over the Holidays and Still Have Fun | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Stay Sober Over the Holidays and Still Have Fun

If you haven’t experienced the holidays sober since you’ve been in recovery, the thought of taking your first stab at Christmas and New Year’s might be more than a little scary. Even those who have been in recovery for months or years sometimes encounter added

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How Long Does Precipitated Withdrawal Last? | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

How Long Does Precipitated Withdrawal Last?

Precipitated withdrawal is a condition that occurs when a person with a dependence on full agonist opioids (e.g., heroin or fentanyl) substitutes it with a partial opioid agonist. If an individual uses the commonly prescribed drug Suboxone, withdrawal symptoms onset within 1-2 hours of the

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Process Addiction and Substance Use Disorder | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Process Addiction and Substance Use Disorder

A process addiction is hallmarked by obsessive participation in an activity despite the adverse consequences it is causing. The same is true for substance addiction—except the individual is addicted to drugs or alcohol instead of a behavior. The primary difference is that persons who are

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Dangers of a Tramadol High | Just Believe Detox Center
Addiction

Dangers of a Tramadol High

Tramadol (e.g., Ultram, Ultracet) is a prescription medication that addresses pain and works on the brain and body, much like a typical opioid. When initially marketed, it was promoted as having a low potential for abuse when compared to many other prescription opioids. Still, in

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Is Cocaine an Amphetamine? | Just Believe Detox Center
Addiction

Is Cocaine an Amphetamine?

Cocaine is among the most frequently abused illegal substances in the world. It is not amphetamine or methamphetamine, but it is a similar-acting and powerful stimulant drug. Most individuals decide to experiment with cocaine because they want to feel the euphoria and rush of energy

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Obsessive Love Disorder and Addiction | Just Believe Detox
Addiction

Obsessive Love Disorder and Addiction

Obsessive love disorder is a behavioral condition not unlike other addictions to certain activities, such as sex, shopping, or gambling. It involves issues related to impulse control and adverse behavior changes associated with the unyielding desire to experience the rewarding and pleasurable feelings produced by

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