Author - Cynthia Trujillo

A Grateful Addict Will Never Use

A Grateful Addict Will Never Use

The Amazing Power of Appreciation in Recovery From Addiction

During my active addiction, I rarely felt gratitude for anything. I lived a very selfish life. I was an addict for almost two decades, and everything revolved around me and my ability and desire to get high. My drug addiction made me...

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Do Detox Kits Work for Drug Tests

Do Detox Kits Work for Drug Tests?

Getting Answers and Treatment Options at Icarus in Nevada

Have you found yourself faced with a drug screen, knowing that you probably were going to fail? You meant to refrain from drinking or using, but the temptation was just too much. Maybe you're struggling to stay sober, or the temptation of...

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Will Rehab Help My Court Case

Will Rehab Help My Court Case?

Getting Treatment Center Help to Lessen Legal Consequences

As someone who's been actively engaged in substance abuse, you may have known that somewhere along the line you'd likely cross the criminal justice system as a result. Unfortunately, one of the major ripple effects of substance abuse is often finding yourself on...

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Substance Abuse Evaluation Las Vegas

Substance Abuse Evaluation Las Vegas at Icarus

Getting an Assessment for Alcohol and Drug Use in Clark County

Las Vegas is known as Sin City and, as we all know thanks to the iconic tagline: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. If you're struggling with drugs or alcohol, though, Las Vegas, NV can be a difficult place...

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Alcohol Withdrawal Insomnia

Alcohol Withdrawal Insomnia

Navigating Alcohol Detox Successfully at Icarus in Nevada

Problems with alcohol often come with damaging physical effects and negative consequences- but that doesn't always mean it's easy to quit. The path to recovery is an uphill battle and a big part of the battle is learning to manage symptoms like alcohol...

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Does Insurance Pay for IOP

Does Insurance Pay for IOP?

Getting Proven Outpatient Options at Icarus in Nevada

Navigating the world of insurance and understanding what's covered can be a challenge, particularly when seeking help for mental health or substance abuse treatment, such as Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). It's disheartening to prepare yourself mentally for treatment only to reach an obstacle...

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Is MDMA Addictive

Is MDMA Addictive?

Getting Help When Ecstasy Stops Working

I never imagined myself suffering from a severe substance use disorder to the point I ended up homeless, but it happened. My ecstasy addiction began in high school when I started partying and hanging out with shady people. My use of ecstasy escalated to the...

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Heroin

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Heroin?

Looking at the Heroin Withdrawal Timeline for Recovery

Heroin addiction feels like one of the worst things a person can go through. Often, users stay hooked on the drug as they cannot bear to face the notoriously challenging withdrawal period. If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin, you may...

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What Does Fentanyl Taste Like

What Does Fentanyl Taste Like?

Getting a Loved One Help for Synthetic Opioids

Fentanyl addiction is quite common because the drug lends itself to overuse. Much like morphine and other prescription opioids, fentanyl is a powerful pain reliever. In fact, it is about 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, which makes fentanyl abuse...

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