Fentanyl – Not Your Average Heroin

Fentanyl – Not Your Average Heroin

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but 50-to-100 times more potent. Like morphine, it is a medicine typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. However, fentanyl is also made illegally and distributed as a street drug. Street names for illegal fentanyl include ‘Apache,’ ‘China Girl,’ ‘China […]


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Opioid Dependency | Taking the First Steps to Recovery

Recovery begins from within. It only requires a positive outlook and a belief in yourself. To successfully start recovery from substance use disorder, it’s essential to work with trained professionals who understand your struggle. We know it can be scary to take the first step, and seeking help is the first step to breaking free […]


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The Consequences of Substance Use Disorder

Now that you understand the facts about today’s opioid crisis, it’s essential to explore the consequences of substance use disorder. In addition to taking tens of thousands of lives,1 addiction tears families apart, deprives individuals of their livelihood, and generally imposes enormous burdens on society. Consequences of Substance Use Disorder For the first time in […]


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The Facts About Today’s Opioid Epidemic

The opioid overdose crisis in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. President Trump even went so far as to declare this a public health emergency in October of 2017. Individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers across the country are struggling to cope with the devastating impact of the ongoing opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, the addiction crisis […]


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Stress and its Relationship with the Immune System

It’s a fact: A weak immune system can lead to serious illness. But what many people don’t know is that one of the major factors which depletes the immune system is stress. Moreover, stress and physical illness are two major triggers for substance use disorder relapses. That’s why here at Victory Recovery Partners, we want […]


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Relapse Triggers and the Holiday Season

While the movies portray the holiday season as a festive time full of happiness and love, the reality for many is that the weight of anxiety, sadness, and depression can take hold and lead to relapses in substance use disorder during this time period. Some factors that can contribute to holiday relapses include finances (or […]