Chapters Capistrano Blog

September 4, 2018

Gabapentin (Neurontin) High: A Look into a New ‘Craze’

As most products in the world have adopted an innovation, so has drug and alcohol addiction. Accordingly, opioid addicts have shifted to a drug that has a distinct effect on them. What could be this new-found “ally” of opioid abusers? How strong could this drug be? Reports have found that […]

August 28, 2018

Cyclobenzaprine: Understanding the Drug and How It Is Abused

Cyclobenzaprine is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxer, taken by many people to help with physical ailments or conditions. The drug is taken to block nerve impulses and pain sensations that are sent to the brain. The goal is to treat physical pain and injury by blocking […]

August 23, 2018

Evaluating the Average Cost of Rehabilitation

When suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction, rehabilitation can be the best form of treatment. Rehabilitation centers offer inpatient and outpatient treatment, providing addicts with medical assistance as well as mental counseling and additional services. Many addicts who want help have no idea who to turn to and feel that […]

August 16, 2018

Progress Not Perfection – Overcoming Perfectionism in Recovery

‘Progress not perfection’ is an often-used phrase in recovery circles. Its origin is the 12 Step program of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), and the phrase can be found in AA’s key piece of literature, the book Alcoholics Anonymous or what is commonly known as ‘The Big Book’. [toc] The concept is found […]

August 14, 2018

The Difference Between Vicodin and Percocet – Vicodin vs. Percocet

You may have heard of the prescription drugs Percocet and Vicodin, especially in the context of abuse and addiction. Both of these pills contain opiates with a serious potential for deadly addiction. While they are approved by the United States DEA for medical use, many develop dangerous addictions to them. […]

August 13, 2018

OxyContin vs Oxycodone: How are they different?

You may have already heard of the drugs oxycodone and OxyContin. OxyContin is a brand name for a manufactured drug containing the chemical oxycodone. Oxycodone itself is an opioid that is derived from an alkaloid contained in the naturally occurring poppy flower. OxyContin contains oxycodone as well as a chemical […]

August 9, 2018

Hydrocodone Vs. Oxycodone: The Facts You Need to Know

These two drug names, hydrocodone, and oxycodone are two commonly heard prescriptions throughout the world. You may have taken them, or you may have had a family member who has used them in the past for pain relief. They are great to relieve pain on a short-term basis, but they […]

August 7, 2018

Ativan (Lorazepam) vs. Xanax (Alprazolam): Understanding the Difference

Ativan and Xanax are drugs that fall into the benzodiazepine category. Both drugs are considered psychoactive and are characterized by their use as sedatives, muscle relaxers or tranquilizers. Commonly referred to as benzos, these drugs can be used to treat anxiety, tension, nervousness or other issues, even as a form […]

August 2, 2018

Demerol vs Oxycodone: Key Similarities and Differences

Both Demerol and Oxycodone are analgesic narcotics that are prescribed as painkillers. While marijuana has often been described as a gateway drug to much harder narcotics, prescription opioids are probably right up there. Kids are especially vulnerable because of their inherent curiosity. In fact, researchers discovered that almost 50,000 patients […]

July 30, 2018

Drug Testing: Drugs That Do & Don’t Show Up On A Drug Test

Testing positive for a drug is something that people are worried about, especially active addicts because it could impact negatively on their job. Younger people will try to hide their drug use from school and parents. While drug testing may be frightening, there are limitations too, some drugs may not […]