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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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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Depression?

Clinical depression may come and go even if a person suffering its symptoms does not receive treatment. Without intervention episodes typically last for six months to a…

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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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