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What Does Meth Look Like? How to Identify Crystal Methamphetamine

What Does Meth Look Like

With the spread of addiction throughout the U.S., it has become more important than ever to know how to identify potentially harmful substances. One drug in particular that proves essential to know is crystal methamphetamine. If you are trying to protect yourself from the dangers of meth, you may be wondering “What does meth look […]

The Risks of Taking Sudafed and Alcohol

The Risks of Taking Sudafed and Alcohol

In a post-Covid world, most people have experienced the alleviating effects of cold medications, including the popular decongestant Sudafed. While this medication is an effective means of alleviating minor cold symptoms, it is important to be aware of the potential risks it can have – especially when mixed with substances like alcohol. Taking Sudafed and […]

Tips for How To Stop Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Most people will experiment with alcohol at some point in their lives and face little to no consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, there are also many people whose drinking habits can have a serious toll on their lives. Often, people will seek out answers for themselves or a loved one to find out how to […]

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Fentanyl?

Withdrawal Symptoms of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a major part of the opioid epidemic in the United States. In fact, it is now the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the country. The opioid epidemic is a complex problem with no easy solutions. Understanding the different withdrawal symptoms of fentanyl can help you acknowledge the need for help. One […]

Does Insurance Pay for Drug Rehab?

Insurance Pay for Drug Rehab

The cost of rehab can be a barrier to addiction treatment for some people. However, there are many options available to help make treatment more affordable. One option is to use insurance to help cover the cost of rehab. But does all insurance pay for drug rehab?  Many health insurance plans offer some level of […]

Nutrition in Rehab

Nutrition in Rehab

Proper nutrition in rehab is a critical part of healing in early recovery and supports long-term sobriety.  This is why Royal Life Centers employ the finest chefs. We ensure that the freshest ingredients and careful preparation go into each meal we serve. While in detox and residential treatment, guests enjoy three nourishing meals a day, […]

Ketamine for Depression

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What is Ketamine? Ketamine is a short-acting anesthesia medicine used by medical professionals as well as veterinarians. In the 1960s, Ketamine was introduced in Belgium as an anesthetic for animals. Four years later, the FDA authorized it for humans—specifically to treat wounded soldiers in the Vietnam War. Labeled as a Schedule III non-narcotic drug in […]

The Best Way To Prevent A Relapse After Treatment

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So you’ve been kicking butt in rehab— self-improvement and esteem at an all time high — but then it hits you, your stay is almost up. You tried to stave off the worries and self-doubt, reminding yourself that your cravings are under control and your doctors have implemented a continuum of care for your medication […]

The Dangers of Self-Medicating and Addiction


Suffering can feed on itself. Many victims of trauma turn to self-medicating in an attempt to cope with and relieve symptoms of emotional distress. Self-medicating is against  medical recommendations due to the potential risks involved in using a substance without the approval of a licensed physician. In fact,  a person may inflict unintentional damages on […]

Blame It On The Anhedonia


A common complication of drug abuse is the adverse psychological effects, one often experiencing apathy or depression. This is because substance use disorder interferes with behavioral and mental functions. After an addiction has formed, there’s a high potential for added distress in withdrawal and the months that follow. As a result, many people try to […]