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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

Tapering Off Alcohol

You have decided to make a change in your alcohol use. Congratulations! It is possible that you may have heard the term “tapering off” associated with other substances, but you would like to know if tapering off alcohol is possible? If so, how is it done? Why Should You Taper? Although it is possible for […]

3 Stages of Alcoholism

There are three stages of alcoholism. Learning about them can help those struggling with alcohol addiction and their loved ones know what to expect during addiction treatment. From the onset of alcohol abuse to possible organ damage, understanding the stages may offer encouragement to seek assistance earlier rather than later. First Stage During the first of the […]

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 […]

Combining Suboxone with Other Drugs

Many have seen suboxone as a wonder drug that helps save the lives of opioid addicts. This drug helps in the recovery process of those addicted to opioid drugs such as the prescription pain medications, Vicodin, codeine, morphine and OxyContin. They can also be addicted to Heroin, which is an illegal drug. These drugs help […]

Xanax and Methadone, What Happens if you Take Both?

Combining Medications Can Put you at Risk You have heard from your friends that taking Methadone and Xanax is safe. However, you are wondering what happens if you take Xanax and Methadone and will detox be needed. The Trouble with Xanax Xanax becomes fully active within 10 to 15 minutes. It can also cause an […]

Can I Drink Alcohol During Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?

Benzodiazepine abuse is on the rise. In fact, the number of people taking Benzos is more than twice the number just a decade ago. Making the decision to get help is a good one, but what if you have other substance use? You may be wondering: can I drink alcohol during Benzodiazepine withdrawal? How Benzodiazepines […]

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