what is detoxification

What is Detoxification?

You hear a lot about “detox” these days. But what is detoxification, really? Is it necessary for sobriety? Can you just go straight to rehab instead of going through detox?Defining DetoxSo, what is detoxification? Detoxification, called detox by many people, involves cleansing toxins from your body. These toxins include those left behind by drug and…

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What are the Side Effects of Fentanyl?

Fentanyl causes many side effects, like other opioid drugs. But fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin, oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone. This means side effects of fentanyl are more significant, occur more rapidly and last for a more extended period.Side Effects of FentanylSide effects of fentanyl include:Fatigue, drowsiness, and weaknessConfusion and concentration…

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Is There Really an Opiate Crisis?

You can’t deny that more than 33,091 deaths in 2015 due to opiates and opioids is a crisis. These deaths in one year from any cause is indeed a problem. But, the opiate crisis includes more than just street drugs. It also includes medications prescribed by doctors and widely abused by patients nationwide.The Opiate Crisis…

how to stop drug addiction

Can You Learn How to Stop Drug Addiction?

Have you noticed that your drinking is out of control? Maybe you started taking drugs recreationally, and now you can’t quit. Taking the substances just to feel normal and make it through the day scares you. Here’s how to stop drug addiction in its tracks today.Detox Ends the Physical DependencyStart your discovery of how to…

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Overcoming Dependency Does Not Seem Easy

An addiction to alcohol or drugs creates many struggles. It’s interesting to note that overcoming dependency puts an end to many of them. It’s not easy, but it makes living life a lot better. Here’s what you need to know about starting on the right foot.Detoxification Heals the BodyAddiction affects the body and the mind.…

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Addiction Group Therapy Activities

Group therapy provides patients with an excellent lifeline of support. Unfortunately, many people underestimate the importance of group support. The truth is most patients will struggle to stay clean even with the help of loved ones and other recovering addicted individuals. A closer look at addiction group therapy activities reveals that counselors go to great…

what is holistic treatment

What is Holistic Treatment?

Recovery from drug abuse isn’t a single-lane highway. Multiple methods lead to sobriety. However, they should all include holistic and evidence-based treatments. What is holistic treatment and how does it benefit you?Understanding the TerminologyEvidence-based practice refers to modalities that have shown effectiveness in treating addiction. For example, there’s plenty of evidence that psychotherapy helps people…

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The Best Drug Addiction Counseling Techniques

Overcoming a chemical dependency calls for a combination of detox and drug addiction counseling techniques. Is there a particular curriculum that promises success? In fact, addiction specialists recognize that customization of the treatment is vital for recovery. Here’s what you need to know about ending your struggle with drugs or alcohol today.You Can’t Skip DetoxDetoxification…

what is codeine

What is Codeine and Can I Get Hooked?

You notice that your prescription cough syrup contains codeine. You remember someone mentioning something about mixing the medicine with a soft drink to get high. What is codeine? Does it pose a risk for addiction?What is Codeine? Is It Legal? Is There an Addiction Risk?Codeine is a morphine derivative. It’s a prescription painkiller that also…

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What Should I Do About My Son’s Heroin Problem?

When you find out that your son is abusing heroin, it can be devastating. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome a heroin problem. With the right tools and knowledge, you can help your son find sobriety and get healthy. These tips can guide your decisions as you work toward sobriety for your son.Acknowledging the Heroin…