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How to Choose the Best Rehab: Factors to Consider

When a person is trying to free their life from the grip of addiction, they might be inclined to accept the first help they can find. While it is important to get support, it is also true that not every rehab is created equal.Explore the range of supports offered by different recovery programs before deciding which...
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Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Because alcohol is a legal drug, there is a common misconception that using and withdrawing from alcohol is safer than using and withdrawing from other drugs.For many individuals, quitting drinking has some unpleasant, but tolerable side effects. For others, the side effects can be so severe as to become life threatening.Detoxing as Part of a...
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What to Expect When Detoxing from Methamphetamine

What to Expect When Detoxing from Meth

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 intense...
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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 begin once...
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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 stopping...
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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 deprive...
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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 support.
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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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