Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey

Don’t Think About Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey

Stopping your drug use abruptly and usually on your own is called quitting drugs cold turkey. Many people think that substance abuse is simply a matter of willpower, and attempting to cease using drugs or alcohol cold turkey is one dangerous way; this erroneous belief leads to many health and safety risks. In particular, benzos…

Side Effects of buprenorphine

The Side Effects of Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a staple in the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of substance abuse. It’s a game-changer for people struggling with opioid addiction. Could this be the missing piece to your recovery? Here’s what you need to know about the side effects of buprenorphine. Beaches Recovery offers extensive treatment options, including MAT, at our opioid addiction treatment…

Doctor prescribing medications used in detox

Medications Used in Detox

The most difficult part of recovering from a substance abuse problem, addiction or alcoholism is detox. When you are physically addicted to drugs or alcohol, you experience painful, uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using. Drugs and alcohol cause different withdrawal symptoms but are serious enough to make it hard…

doctor passing prescription for medication assisted treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment

There are many facets of addiction treatment that warrant explanation. After all, the entire treatment process is unknown to a lot of people. With that said, we want to address something that one might consider confusing. That is the use of drugs to combat drug addiction. That’s correct. Sometimes, doctors and medical staff have to…