When you realize it’s time to get treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, there are many unknowns. One common fear people have is what happens during detoxification. There’s no question that substance abuse changes not only brain chemistry, but also a person’s physiology. Stopping suddenly or without proper supervision are probably the worst actions...Read More
What Happens to the Physical Body During Detoxification? When a person decides to stop drinking or taking drugs, often they will need to undergo detoxification or detox. Detox occurs before one enters treatment. The purpose of detox is to get the alcohol or drugs out the person’s body and to stabilize them physically. Toxins are...Read More
How Will Relationships Change in Recovery Relationships can be difficult even in the best of circumstances and during recovery, this can also be true. Relationships with friends, co-workers, family members, or other partners have probably changed since the addiction started but now that you are in recovery, relationships will need time to adjust. As you...Read More
What Is Medical Detox? Detoxification or detox, can be the beginning stage of substance abuse treatment for many individuals. Detox is necessary to manage the symptoms of withdrawal safely and with medical supervision. Detox alone does not reinforce long-term abstinence from substance abuse but it does provide the first step to becoming drug free. Detox...Read More
Sleep is an important part of the healing process. If you are having a hard time sleeping after detox don’t be discouraged. It can take time for your sleep process to regulate again. You are still in physical pain after detox: A common symptom of detoxing from drugs and alcohol is physical...Read More
Opioid detox is a process. In the wake of the opioid epidemic, there is a high demand for safe detox methods to help people quit using opioids. Unfortunately, many people feel they are better detoxing at home. At home detox for opioid addiction is dangerous. Here’s why. The First Few Hours People who are familiar...Read More
Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA to submit formal recommendation to HHS regarding reclassifying hydrocodone This heading seems straightforward. Don’t you think? It might surprise you to learn more about the steps involved in reclassifying a drug. On October 24, 2013, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a formal...Read More
Photo of LG home television screen Have you seen Discovery Fit and Health‘s TV docu-series ADDICTED? ADDICTED features interventionist Kristina Wandzilak working with individuals who are struggling with addiction; viewers are able to watch how the disease of addiction affects not only the addict but the family as well. Each episode is a journey…following...Read More
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