What Does Heroin Withdrawal and Detox Involve?
Heroin is a highly addictive opioid purchased illegally by users seeking the euphoric effect it provides. Drug manufacturers extract heroin from morphine, a naturally occurring substance in some varieties of the poppy plant. Although the effects of heroin are similar to prescription opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, the FDA has not approved […]
Why Are Benzodiazepines So Difficult to Stop Using?
Benzodiazepines, widely known as benzos, are prescribed by doctors to treat various mental or physical disorders. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that benzos are highly addictive and potentially dangerous, especially when misused, used long-term, or used with other sedative drugs, opioids, or alcohol. The concurrent use of benzos and opioids puts users […]
Why Medical Detox is Your Safer Option for Withdrawal
Is the fear of withdrawal symptoms keeping you from recovery? While it is true that withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can cause serious symptoms, withdrawing under medical supervision is generally safe, effective, and more comfortable than you may think. Detoxification, known as detox, is the process your body undergoes while ridding itself of drugs, alcohol, […]
What is Medical Detox?
Overcoming substance use disorders can be a challenging process, especially if you have been using alcohol or drugs for a prolonged period. When someone has persistently used drugs or alcohol, they can face a real health risk if they suddenly stop using substances without proper medical intervention. Many people who stop abruptly will experience physiological […]
Guest Post: Forget Forever by Laura McKowen
This week we are honored to publish a guest post by Laura McKowen. This is an excerpt from her book, We Are the Luckiest. Before Laura McKowen got sober, she had a long, successful career in public relations in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of the advertising industry, where “liquid lunches were frequent and drinking at your desk in […]
The Importance of Exercise in Addiction Recovery
Recovery can be a challenging process, but the chances of a long-term recovery are increased with living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy and regular exercise, A Range of Exercise for all Exercise is movement, and movement comes in a variety of different forms. Whether you prefer to get your exercise from a walk, […]
10 Ways To Fight Depression During Detox and Treatment
Deciding to seek help with recovery a significant step in your life. However, that choice can also come with some unwanted side effects and withdrawal symptoms — One of the most common is depression. If you are suffering from depression here are 10 tips to fight it: Keep it in perspective. When facing depression during […]
Agonist vs Antagonist Drugs
What are agonist vs antagonist drugs? As you search for the right detox treatment, you may come across terms that you are not familiar with. Understanding drug addiction and how different drugs work in the body is important for long-term recovery. With a high dose methadone detox program, you can begin the recovery process in a […]
Adderall and Wellbutrin
Adderall is a psychostimulant amphetamine drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It can also be paired up with other drugs to help counter mental and emotional conditions. In some cases, people mix Adderall and Wellbutrin. What is Wellbutrin? Depression can be a crippling mental health disorder. Without professional help, […]