How Do I Know What to Expect from Alcohol Withdrawal and How to Handle It?

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If you’re considering entering rehab for an alcohol addiction, it’s natural to be concerned about the withdrawal symptoms you may experience. If your body has become dependent on alcohol, it will take some time to get used to going through your day without drinking. However, when you have a better idea of what to expect and know how to deal with the effects of alcohol withdrawal, you’ll increase your chances of success when it comes to sobriety. The Effects of Alcohol Withdrawal You’ll […]

What Is a Typical Stimulant Withdrawal Treatment to Manage Symptoms?

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Drug users will claim that stimulants, both legal and illicit stimulants, are very useful substances. In fact, there are some prescription medications that are very useful in the treatment of conditions like Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While that might be true, most stimulants have one very destructive characteristic, they are highly addictive. For several decades now, the nation has been dealing with a methamphetamine abuse epidemic. There have been a great number of otherwise healthy Americans who have fallen victim to said substance. […]

Are Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms Dangerous

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Stimulant addiction refers to the consistent use of psychoactive drugs. Most stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall prescribed by doctors for treating hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorders and narcolepsy. However, other stimulants like methamphetamines and cocaine can easily lead to addiction. As stimulants affect one’s central nervous system by increasing neurotransmitter brain activity, the brain tends to become reliant on these drugs. Individuals that are trying to overcome a stimulant addiction should seek professional help from a rehab treatment facility as medical detox is often […]

How Long Can Suboxone Maintenance Continue After Detox?

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Most addiction experts will agree that detox is the most challenging aspect of overcoming substance abuse as it ushers in a wave of severe withdrawal symptoms that can lead to relapse. Fortunately, prescription-based medication can help ease these symptoms and increase an individual’s chances of achieving long-term sobriety. One of the most trusted and commonly prescribed medications used during detox is Suboxone, which contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. In a study published in the National Institute of Health, 49 percent of study participants […]

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How Do You Cope with Fatigue During Withdrawal from Stimulants?

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When it comes to ending one’s relationship with Ritalin, Adderall, or any other stimulant, the “comedown” can trigger a wave of withdrawal symptoms. For those who may not be familiar with stimulants, they are a class of medications commonly prescribed to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy, a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness. When taken as prescribed, stimulants are effective in treating both of these disorders; however, they can cause severe side effects if an individual abruptly stops […]

Can Alcohol Withdrawal Kill You?

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If you have a problem with alcohol, you’re not alone; according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is a division of the National Institute of Health, more than 15 million Americans have admitted to struggling with an alcohol use disorder of some kind. It is also worth noting that some individuals who have a problem with alcohol believe that they have their drinking under control. After all, the line between celebratory drinking and alcohol abuse can quickly become blurred. […]

Is It Safe to Detox on an Outpatient Basis?

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In the past, drug and alcohol detox was considered to be a strict inpatient process. However, newer advances in treatment have given many facilities the tools and resources they need to help patients participate in detox services on an outpatient basis. This helps people who want to get clean, but may not be able to step away from familial or professional obligations. In fact, those with a strong family support structure benefit the most from an outpatient detox program. While you may like […]

How Do You Know You’re Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal?

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Do you think you might be having alcohol withdrawal symptoms? If you are trying to quit drinking and it’s been more than eight hours since your last drink, you may be starting to feel the effects of alcohol withdrawal. Thankfully, there is help available, and if your symptoms are severe, we recommend calling an ambulance and going to the nearest emergency room. Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal can occur any time it’s been longer than eight hours since your last drink. For individuals […]

How Does a Detox Facility Help Manage Percocet Withdrawal?

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Much like any other narcotic, if an individual is taking Percocet long enough, they will inevitably become dependent on it, physically and psychologically. It is also important to note that if they abruptly stop using this powerful narcotic, the resulting withdrawal symptoms can be severe as the body begins the process of purging not only the drug but also other contaminants. For many people, the detox process represents both a barrier and a deterrent because of the pain associated with the detox process. […]

The Line Between Love and Enabling Someone’s Opiate Addiction

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Drugs or alcohol is undeniably threatening to health, career, finances, and relationships and the road to recovery is challenging. Addiction recovery is in the hands of the person who is receiving treatment as it requires enough motivation and determination to conquer the disease. In order to make a long-term sobriety a reality for a loved one, the right support from family members, friends, partners, and mentors is crucial. In addition, there is a fine line between loving and enabling people with opiate addiction. The […]