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Academic Scholarship

Nova Recovery Center funds an bi-annual academic scholarship for college students because we believe in the importance of investing in the lives of people who are trying to get sober as well as those providing high-quality care and treatment. About the Scholarship The Nova Recovery Center Academic Scholarship is an educational scholarship designed to support […]

Topiramate

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Topiramate Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What is Topiramate? Topiramate is an anticonvulsant and nerve pain medication that was initially developed to treat epileptic seizures. Since then, it has also been used to treat migraines, bipolar disorder, and to help people recover from alcohol, cocaine, and opioid addiction by stabilizing mood, reducing cravings, […]

Disulfiram

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Disulfiram (Antabuse): Treatment for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse What is Disulfiram? Disulfiram (also known by the brand name Antabuse) is a medication that is used to treat chronic alcoholism.  Disulfiram can work well for people who want to cut back on their drinking or stop drinking altogether. If someone taking the medication drinks alcohol, they’ll […]

Prescription Stimulants

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Prescription Stimulant Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What are Prescription Stimulants? Prescription stimulants are medicines that can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor. Aptly named, these drugs work by “stimulating” various body processes, increasing dopamine and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which, in turn, increases blood pressure, heart rate, blood […]

Methadone

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Dolophine/Methadose (Methadone) Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What Is Methadone? Methadone is a prescription opioid that is typically used by doctors to treat severe pain for long-term, round-the-clock pain relief. It has also been used to help people recover from addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs since 1964. This is referred to […]

Pentobarbital

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Pentobarbital Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What Is Pentobarbital? Pentobarbital is a prescription drug and a short-acting barbiturate that is used in medical environments for pre-surgery sedation and for the emergency treatment of seizures. It is also prescribed by doctors for short-term relief of insomnia. In rare cases, Pentobarbital has also been used […]

Benzodiazepine

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Benzodiazepine Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What are Benzodiazepines (Benzos)? Benzodiazepines (commonly referred to as “benzos”) are a class of prescription drugs that are usually prescribed to treat anxiety. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how they work, but it is believed that they relieve feelings of anxiety by interacting with the brain’s natural neurotransmitters […]

Strattera

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Strattera Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What is Strattera (Atomoxetine)? Strattera is a brand name for the drug atomoxetine, which is a drug that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Strattera differs from most other ADHD drugs because it’s not a stimulant. It belongs to a class of drugs known […]

Prozac

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Prozac Addiction: Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant and the brand name for the drug fluoxetine. It is only available with a prescription and is FDA-approved to treat depression, bulimia, panic disorder, and OCD. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, also known as an SSRI, Prozac works by […]

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