Opioid Detox: What Happens and How Long Does it Take?

What Is Involved in the Drug Rehab Process?

Sadly, drug overdoses have become the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States. Each year, an average of 44,000 lives are taken prematurely due to addiction and according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 7,000 are sent to the emergency daily. Unfortunately, this high death rate could be minimized if more users sought…

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narcan

Narcan Availability — Be Prepared When an Overdose Strikes

The United States is currently facing an opioid epidemic. In 2018, approximately 10.3 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids, 9.9 of which abused prescription pain relievers. Opioids include everything from morphine to hydrocodone, heroin to fentanyl. In 2017, of the more than 70,200 overdose deaths in the United States, 47,600 involved opioids. In fact, more than…

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How Narcan Saves Lives

The opioid epidemic claims lives at a shocking rate but there is one thing that can help saves lives. Narcan is something you have heard about in the news. While some may be aware of it, you may not have more than a familiarity with what it does. Here is some information on how Narcan…

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Alcohol Detox

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol Withdrawal

Detoxing from alcohol isn’t the same as detoxing from other substances. If not done carefully and under the care of a professional, an unsuccessful attempt to quit alcohol could have serious consequences. If you or someone you love is considering getting alcohol out of their lives for good, here are eight tips you probably didn’t know, but should.

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How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

Adderall is a prescription stimulant medication widely used to help children and adults diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The medication has two active ingredients: amphetamine and a related substance called dextroamphetamine.

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Detox: Taking the First Step Towards Long-Term Sobriety

Detox: Taking the First Step Towards Sobriety

Detox, is a crucial first step of the addiction treatment process. Once the detoxification process is complete, clients are encouraged to continue their treatment at an addiction treatment center.

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The Importance of a Holistic Nutritional Detox

The Importance of a Holistic Nutritional Detox

For people in recovery, focusing on better nutrition by following a healthy diet can help improve withdrawal symptoms, manage cravings, and improve overall wellness and health. A nutritional detox is one way to start making lasting and positive dietary changes.

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Healthy Diet During Drug Detox

Why a Healthy Diet is Important During Drug Detox

Detoxification, also known as detox, is a crucial first step for anyone preparing to go through drug addiction treatment. Medical supervision is recommended during this difficult process to help you cope with these symptoms and cravings. It is also important to follow a healthy diet during detox to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and correct any nutritional deficiencies.

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How to Detox from Opioids: Is Going Cold Turkey a Bad Idea?

How to Detox from Opioids: Is Going Cold Turkey a Bad Idea?

Before beginning treatment in an inpatient or outpatient program, anyone hoping to recover from opioid addiction must go through a period of detoxification, or detox. Some people attempt to go through this process “cold turkey,” without any help from trained professionals.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Detox Facility

Detoxification[i] (detox) is a crucial first step for anyone seeking to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. However, not all detox facilities are the same. While certified, well-run programs provide a crucial safety margin and increase the odds of halting substance use, sub-par programs can increase the risks for complications and poor outcomes.

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Opioid Detox: What Happens and How Long Does it Take?

Opioid Detox: What Happens and How Long Does it Take?

Opioid drugs are highly habit-forming, addictive and susceptible to abuse. Opioids include heroin and narcotic painkillers like OxyContin and hydrocodone, among others. People may abuse these drugs to, but with repeated misuse, they cause changes to the brain that lead to withdrawal symptoms that are uncomfortable and painful.

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Detox During Pregnancy

Detox During Pregnancy

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women in the U.S. consume drugs or alcohol during their pregnancies[i]. Unfortunately, women in their childbearing years have increased chances of developing symptoms of a substance use disorder.

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Vicodin Detox

Vicodin is a well-known medication that contains two main ingredients: the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone and the non-opioid pain reliever acetaminophen.

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Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety: What It is and Why It is Important

Many people addicted to drugs or alcohol underestimate the complexity of the task they face when they enter rehab, and when they continue treatment on an outpatient basis. One of their biggest mistakes is to focus too much on physical sobriety and not enough on emotional sobriety, a term coined by Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson back in 1958.

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What You Should Know About Cocaine Detox

Cocaine is a stimulant street drug widely known for its addictive properties. When entering treatment, anyone addicted to the drug must go through a period of detoxification or detox.

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Alcohol Detox: Is Going Cold Turkey a Bad Idea?

Alcohol Detox: Is Going Cold Turkey a Bad Idea?

Cold turkey is a slang term used to describe an immediate and complete halt to involvement in an addictive activity. This term is widely used to describe an abrupt cessation of the intake of drugs or alcohol. Anyone who chooses to detox from alcohol by going cold turkey without direct medical supervision runs a risk for severe, potentially fatal consequences. These risks are highest in people heavily addicted to drinking.

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Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Detox: How Long Does It Take and What Happens?

Anyone who is addicted to alcohol must go through a period of withdrawal before entering an addiction treatment program. The common term for this withdrawal period is alcohol detox. In terms of how long it lasts and exactly what happens, the detoxification process varies from person to person. The severity of alcohol addiction plays a major role in determining these factors.

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Alcohol Detox: How Long Does It Take and What Happens?

Alcohol Detox: How Long Does It Take and What Happens?

Anyone who is addicted to alcohol must go through a period of withd

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