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Opioid Addiction is a Disease & Treatment is Possible

Opioid drugs can be highly addictive and overdosing is often fatal. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in opioid addiction the US. By 2015, Kentucky was ranked number three on a list of states most prone to drug overdose. Fortunately, there is hope for recovery right here in Paducah. Find out more in iCan Recover.

It may feel impossible to quit...

Opiates are drugs that contain opium, which is derived from poppy seeds. They include both some prescription drugs, such as hydrocodone or codeine, and illegal substances such as heroin. Opiates are highly prone to abuse and addiction. iCan Recover wants you to know that success is possible.

Opioids and Pregnancy

More women than ever before are using both legal and illegal opioids than ever before – some while pregnant. These drugs are associated with numerous obstetrical complications and can even contribute to the death of both mom and baby. iCan Recover looks at the dangers of opioid misuse during pregnancy.

Teen Addiction

Opioids are sometimes called happy pills, vikes, perc, hillbilly heroin, OC, or oxy. They are bad news for teens who develop an addiction to prescription medicine – medication that they thought was safe. iCan Recover looks at this startling addiction epidemic that can begin in childhood.

Your Brain on Drugs

The use of opiates and the abuse of these drugs is undoubtedly on the rise throughout most of the U.S. Despite how many people take opiates, there is still a lot of misinformation and a lack of knowledge surrounding these drugs and how they affect the brain. This week’s iCan Recover takes a closer look at how these drugs can affect your brain.

What kind of program is best for me?

Many people who develop a substance use disorder find it very difficult to stop using without professional help. If you have decided to seek treatment, you'll need to decide on the type of treatment that's right for you..whether it be residential or outpatient treatment, Four Rivers Behavioral Health is here to help you decide. iCan Recover highlights the differences between the two. 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Dealing with substance abuse or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems. You can get your life back on track. There is support, self-help and treatment and you can overcome a dual diagnosis and reclaim your life. Four Rivers Behavioral Health is here to help you in this week’s edition of iCan Recover.

A Lifelong Process

If you have a substance abuse problem, the most important step you can take is to get help. There are local substance abuse programs at Four Rivers Behavioral Health for both adults and adolescents, as well as specialized outpatient addiction services. How can you help your recovering loved one? This week iCan Recover talks about support!

Recovery is Possible!

If you have a substance abuse problem, the most important step you can take is to get help. There are local substance abuse programs at Four Rivers Behavioral Health for both adults and adolescents, as well as specialized outpatient addiction services. iCan Recover and so can you!

Can you tell I'm addicted?

Last week’s installment of iCan Recover discussed the dangers of prescription painkillers and how they might lead to the use of stronger, cheaper drugs. But how do you know if you or a loved one is addicted to opiates? What are some of the signs? Some of the symptoms can be tough to spot or recognize.  iCan Recover tells us what to look for.