Doctor Discussing Medical Detox Program

How a Detox Program Aids the Recovery Process

Addiction to any substance essentially follows the same roadmap. When you abuse many substances, they flood the body with toxins. These toxins build up in the body of someone who is addicted, creating cravings and withdrawal symptoms when the person doesn’t use the drug. Cleansing the body of all those chemicals is called “detox,” which…

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What Can Happen If You Mix Alcohol with Depressants?

The consumption of alcohol is legal in the United States over the age of 21. Unfortunately, this intoxicating substance is also very commonly abused, creating a dangerous cocktail when combined with other prescribed, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. Alcohol has the effect of compounding other substances’ side effects, which increases the risk of alcohol poisoning, overdose,…

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What Are the Different Types of Alcoholics?

An alcoholic is defined as a person who suffers from alcohol use disorder. This disease was at one time known as alcoholism, which originated from a person’s intense and uncontrollable need to consume alcohol regardless of its harmful effects. Just as every person has their own unique characteristics, there is no such thing as a…

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5 Signs You Have a Problem with Alcohol

There are various signs and symptoms of a drinking problem. Some are easy to recognize, while others are more subtle. In addition, the severity of a person’s drinking problem can make the warning signs more obvious. However, mild alcohol abuse, or high-functioning alcoholics, are often overlooked. Unfortunately, what seems to be minor issues become worse…

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How Does Naloxone Work?

Unfortunately, we are living in an opioid epidemic. Countless people have battled an opioid addiction. In many cases, this addiction starts with prescription medications. Opioid medications remain the first-line treatment option for chronic pain. Unfortunately, these medications are incredibly addictive and can open the doors to more dangerous substances, such as heroin. In addition, because…

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The Addiction Recovery Process

Millions of people in the United States suffer from mental health issues, including substance abuse disorders. Therefore, if you or someone you love is going through the addiction recovery process, understand that you are not alone. Fortunately, societal attitudes toward these issues have started to change. As a result, there are more resources available to…

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