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GALLUS DETOX RECOVERY BLOG

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.

Developing Dependence or Addiction to Ritalin

Ritalin, the brand name for the drug Methylphenidate, is prescribed to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. When used appropriately, it can help both children and adults focus on a task at hand, remaining still and calm when necessary, and avoiding distractions. It can also be used to treat narcolepsy, a type […]

Does the Method of Drug Use Matter?

There are multiple methods of drug use, such as snorting, smoking, oral consumption, or injection via an IV needle. Each one of these methods can present potential health threats. This threat is amplified depending upon factors such as the drug of use and how much of it is used. Some methods such as snorting, smoking, […]

Do I Have a Vicodin Addiction?

Vicodin is a combination of the narcotic hydrocodone and non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen. It is among the opioid drug class and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Vicodin is highly addictive and requires a prescription to be obtained. Some people become dependent upon Vicodin unintentionally after being prescribed the drug to treat pain […]

How Can I Sleep Without Prescription Medications?

Sleeping pills, such as Ambien, are sometimes prescribed to patients who have insomnia and other sleep disorders. While these can certainly be effective for some people, they may come with some unpleasant side effects. Some patients may prefer alternative methods of treatment that do not include prescription medication. Luckily, there are natural methods and helpful […]

The Danger and Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning, often referred to as alcohol overdose, occurs when an individual continues to consume alcohol despite already being significantly impaired. In some severe cases, alcohol poisoning can cause significant life-saving bodily functions to struggle to operate as necessary. When this happens, it can be life-threatening. Many people overlook the dangers of alcohol poisoning and […]

The Dangers and Morphine Use Side Effects

Morphine is a narcotic derived from opium. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. This drug is highly addictive and should be taken exactly as prescribed. Morphine is commonly misused; however, even taking morphine as prescribed can lead to addiction. Misusing morphine is highly dangerous and can lead to life-threatening side effects and […]

The Importance of Family During Detox

When an individual reaches the point when they are ready to seek help for a substance use problem, they will likely be instructed by their physician to undergo a medical detox. During this process, the body will be cleansed of the substance the individual is dependent upon. Due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, detox is often […]

How Can I Stop Taking Percocet?

Percocet is an oxycodone-based pain killer that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The specific name of the tablet is the 10 325 pill. It is a narcotic that requires a prescription to be obtained, and it comes in tablet form. Percocet is often used to treat back pain or pain related to […]

Why Is it Dangerous to Mix Benzodiazepines and Opioids?

Benzodiazepines and opioids are two powerful drugs that are often misused. In fact, they are often used simultaneously, which increases the chance of experiencing life-threatening side effects and even death. It is highly dangerous to mix benzodiazepines and opioids because a user will experience an amplified sensation from both drugs combined. A study done in […]

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