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Meth: The Stigma

Meth The Stigma

For some reason, meth addiction holds one of the largest stigmas in our society; today, I want to explore why. For as long as I can remember, being a drug addict was seen as just about the worst role you could take in society. My mom would often point out drug addicts on the street […]

Anti-Opioid Meds: Medical Detox

Anti-Opioid Meds Medical Detox

Opioids are a class of drugs that include both prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin, Opana, etc., illicit drugs like heroin and synthetics like Fentanyl. Opioids are “downers” which means that they are more or less relaxants. Opioid prescription medications have a very high abuse potential. Common prescription opioids include sub-categories like Codeine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, […]

10 Things You Should Be Doing in Drug Rehab

10 Things You Should Be Doing in Drug Rehab

Addiction treatment is marked by learning about the impact of your behaviors, learning how to make changes, and making those changes. Essentially, drug rehab is the time for you to make changes that allow you to rebuild a life rooted in happiness, health, and meaning in sobriety. Our goal at Royal Life Centers at Spokane […]

The Importance of Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment. Many people associate mindfulness with practices like mindful meditation or yoga, however mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of simple ways. Essentially, practicing mindfulness is when you are attuned to your five senses. Focusing on your senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, […]

10 Ways to Make Exercising a Habit in Drug Rehab

10 Ways to Make Exercising a Habit in Drug Rehab

In addiction recovery, guests will learn how to live differently and replace their bad habits with healthy habits. Exercising is one healthy habit with a multitude of benefits. Exercising doesn’t just promote physical health, but also mental and spiritual health. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights seeks to strengthen guest’s connections between their mind, body, […]

Meth Detox: Breaking the Cycle

Meth Detox Breaking the Cycle

An addiction to crystal meth is a constant cycle of binging and crashing, causing extreme unhealthy shifts in sleep patterns, nutrition, and mental health. Methamphetamines are under the stimulant classification of drugs, considered to be an “upper”. Currently, there is no medication treatment for methamphetamine addiction recovery. Because of this, overcoming a crystal meth addiction […]

What is Inpatient Treatment for Addiction?

What is Inpatient Treatment for Addiction

Inpatient treatment is the highest level of care that we offer for addiction treatment. Inpatient programs offer the most support and guidance that you can get when you’re looking for a comprehensive addiction treatment program. What this means is that guests will have 24/7 access to medical professionals and staff members, and will be under […]

Driving Under the Influence: A Look at Washington State’s Drivers

Driving Under the Influence A Look at Washington State’s Drivers

As we know, drug addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States and across the globe. The impact of drugs and alcohol are immeasurable, but we all know that short term effects of using substances cause a great deal of distorted perceptions, lowered inhibitions, and overall impairment. We were especially shocked to see the […]

Xanax Addiction: Effects of Xanax on the Brain

Xanax Addiction Effects of Xanax on the Brain

What is Xanax? Xanax, or Alprazolam, is a legal medication that is prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is commonly referred to as a “benzo” and classified as a sedative. This prescription medication is to be used as directed, and even then it can have negative […]

The Dangers of Detoxing at Home

The Dangers of Detoxing at Home

Detoxing is a challenging task. Many of those struggling with addiction or alcoholics have tried to cut back, use only on certain days of the week, switch what they’re using, or have tried to stop altogether. All of these attempts have most likely failed if you’re finding yourself here. The reason these attempts haven’t worked […]