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A Further Look into the Stages of Recovery and Relapse

Understanding the importance of relapse prevention following completion of treatment is vital to the success of long-term sobriety. According to a 2017 US News & World Report study, deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide are projected to increase by 60 percent within the next decade. While treatment techniques continue to improve, 60 to 90 percent...
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What to Expect When Detoxing from Methamphetamine

What to Expect When Detoxing from Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that can induce addiction within just a few uses. Similar in chemical composition to amphetamine, meth is a stimulant that provides the user with euphoric-like rush, feelings of grandiosity, and sleeplessness that can last as long as twelve hours following a dose. This high is then followed by an...
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Do I Need Cocaine Detox?

When an addict chooses sobriety, the need for detoxification can be essential to allow the body to rid itself of the drug. Depending on the drug, detox can produce daunting psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms. It’s highly recommended to know the medical dangers and severity of these symptoms prior to detoxing.
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Hydrocodone Withdrawal Duration

Withdrawal symptoms from Hydrocodone can be extremely uncomfortable and intense. Without medical supervision, many have described the experience as ‘the worst flu ever’ and sadly, some decide to use in order to avoid withdrawals.  There are ways to prevent intense withdrawal symptoms, and medical care is available. Since Hydrocodone is short acting, usually withdrawal symptoms...
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Is It Dangerous to Detox at Home

There’s no guarantee when one makes the choice to recover from alcohol or drugs. With hard work, and following the best practices, it is possible. In some cases, detoxification may be necessary before entering a residential in-patient treatment center. This is the process that safely manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal symptoms associated with...
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Do I Need Alcohol Detox?

To detox or not to detox… That shouldn’t be the question. Millions of people are suffering from alcohol abuse and if you yourself have ever asked the question “Do I need alcohol detox”, you may want to continue reading. Those that suffer from alcohol dependence may experience withdrawal symptoms if they completely stop drinking and...
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Severe Detox Symptoms

Watching a loved one go through severe detox symptoms can feel as painful on your insides as it looks like on their outsides. It may cause you to feel helpless or scared, or angry even when your loved one is in the safe care of professionals during the process. It may also cause you to...
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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms – Does My Client Need Detox?

Alcohol withdrawal is a serious medical condition that can be fatal, if not properly treated. The severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome varies, depending upon the individual’s alcohol consumption and any other underlying medical conditions. Identifying alcohol withdrawal symptoms in an individual is important so that he or she can receive appropriate medical attention and recovery...
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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Opiates are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers, such as hydrocodone, morphine, and oxycodone, but also the street drug heroin. The two different substances may seem worlds apart, but in actuality, they are very much the same. Often times, opioid pain medications are prescribed post-surgery or for a chronic pain condition. Some people...
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