Category Archives: Detox

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  • What Families Need to Know About Painkiller Withdrawal
    August 8, 2018
    Why Painkiller Addiction is So Dangerous Prevent Prescription Opioid Abuse in Your Home According to a study on “Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members,” dangerously addictive prescription painkillers prescribed to one person in the family can easily wind up in the hands of...
  • Understanding Heroin Detox and Rehabilitation from a Parent’s Point of View
    May 30, 2018
    Watching your son struggle with heroin addiction is one of the hardest things that you can go through as a parent. You have always wanted the best for your child, and while you wish that you could solve this problem for him, you feel absolutely powerless to help. It’s...
  • Oxymorphone (Opana) Addiction Withdrawal, Treatment for Detox and Rehab
    April 30, 2018
    Oxymorphone, marketed under the brand name Opana, is not the first drug that comes to mind when we think about the American opioid epidemic. However, Opana addiction remains a serious concern among addiction treatment specialists around the globe. Treating an addiction to oxymorphone requires many of the same techniques...
  • Benzodiazepine Prescription Drugs that Require Detox
    April 27, 2018
    Benzodiazepine Prescription Medications Can Lead to Addiction Doctors prescribe benzodiazepine medications to treat medical conditions such as panic disorders, muscle spasms, seizures, anxiety disorders and the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. While benzodiazepine medications are not as chemically addictive as opioids, cocaine or methamphetamine, they still carry a significant...
  • Starting Safe and Successful Addiction Recovery with OxyContin Detox
    January 29, 2018
    Why Detox Is Necessary for OxyContin Addiction Recovery OxyContin is an opioid painkiller with the same chemicals as heroin. It is highly addictive and comes with a great risk of serious and even deadly withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one wants to recover from OxyContin addiction, the...
  • Understanding Drug and Alcohol Detox from a Family Member’s POV
    November 20, 2017
    How to Get Help with Drug Addiction If you’re wondering how to deal with an addicted husband, son or brother who is repeatedly using drugs or alcohol, you probably know that he needs to go to rehab. But what does that involve exactly? Medically assisted detox is the first...
  • Guilt, Shame and Self-Blame in Addiction Recovery
    November 13, 2017
    Why is it that we feel those awful feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame in the months and years after stopping the use of drugs and alcohol? When one makes the decision to “clean up” and get sober, it is a good decision. If anything, we should feel happier,...
  • What to Expect From Medically Supervised Alcohol Detox
    January 18, 2017
    Alcohol addiction is one of the most worrisome forms of chemical dependency, and those seeking relief from the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal often require detoxification. The alcohol detox process is safe, but several factors influence the process. In some cases, alcohol detox can be life threatening if caregivers do...
  • Benzodiazepine Detox: Xanax and Valium Withdrawals Can Be Deadly
    January 13, 2017
    Many addicts believe they can quit “cold turkey.” As long as their willpower is strong enough, they assume they do not need rehabilitation or other long-term treatment. However, beating a drug addiction is not a matter of willpower, and quitting drugs cold turkey is extremely dangerous. Benzodiazepines, also known...