Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Opiates and Alcohol?


Combining alcohol with any strong prescription medicine is dangerous. Most of these medications carry a warning stating they should not be used along with alcohol, but users often disregard these warnings. Alcohol consumption alone can result in serious side effects. However, it can also worsen the side effects of other substances including prescription medications. Opiates […]

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Charges

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Charges

One of the world’s largest producers of several opioid medications, Purdue Pharma, pleaded guilty to wrongful promotion of dangerous medications to physicians dating back to 1996. The settlement is for $8 billion but comes way too late to save the many lives of those who overdosed or those who are addicted to these dangerous medications, […]

Response to the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Case

Response to the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Case

Transcript: Hello, I’m Jeff Hunsucker, Clinical Director at Asheville Recovery Center. Anyone familiar with addiction recovery knows that accepting responsibility is a massive step on the road to healing. We are grateful that Purdue Pharma has agreed to accept responsibility for the harm that they have caused both our country and our community. However, we […]

The Ultimate 2021 Opioid Comparison Guide


Every day, 41 people die from an opioid overdose. The dangers of opioid addiction have nearly doubled in the last ten years. Read our opioid comparison of the 13 most common opioids and their individual characteristics. Opioid Overdose and Death Rates In 2016, 62 people per 100,000 visited the emergency room because of an opioid […]

How Opioid Use Affects the Heart

Treating Opioid Addiction

It is well-known that opioid use can be dangerous. While prescribed opioids can bring much-needed relief to patients who are in severe pain, they also present risks. If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, you need to know that other health issues could be looming. You need to get professional help in […]

Suboxone Withdrawals

Suboxone Detox and Withdrawals Asheville Recovery Center

Quitting opiates is no small feat.  The nausea, diarrhea, sweats, chills, cravings, irritability, runny nose, sleepless nights, mood swings, headaches, cramps and restless legs are a terrifying prospect for someone who decides to get clean.  However, thanks to science, things can be a bit easier.   In the past, methadone was the go-to drug when trying […]

Pain Management Alternatives Without Opioids

Man sitting on the floor holding his led in pain

Doctors and drug manufacturers once thought it would be a great idea to promote the benefits of opioids. About thirty years ago, they started prescribing them for both major and minor pain management. Patients who had never abused drugs were all of a sudden prescribed medication that would soon become habit-forming. As the years went […]

Getting Over a Pain Medication Addiction With Pain Management

Pain Medication Addiction Asheville NC

Millions of people are living with chronic pain. It causes many individuals to be very uncomfortable every day. There is a large number of prescriptions available for dealing with the pain. Unfortunately, these pain meds are known for causing people to become dependent on them. And, those who have a pain medication addiction often find […]