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How Long Does Meth Stay in Your System?

Methamphetamine has been detected in urine samples up to 7 days after exposure, though the detection window can vary based several factors such as dose, the user’s health, and other...

Suboxone Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

When buprenorphine was approved for prescription use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, the drug had been widely used in Europe to help people struggling with heroin addiction....

Percocet Abuse: Withdrawal, Symptoms and Getting Help

Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, two pain relievers that act on separate pain receptors in the brain. The combination is designed to relieve moderate to severe pain...

Opana Detox and Withdrawal Timeline

Treating an Opana addiction can be a complicated and time-consuming process, but one that is necessary for rehabilitation and overall health. Withdrawal from Opana (or, in its generic form, oxymorphone) puts a...

The Dangers of an At-Home Detox

Some people may think that the detox process is something they can undergo on their own at home. The thought of entering a professional facility may seem like an unnecessary...

How Can Paxil Help You in Addiction Recovery?

Paxil is an antidepressant that is often prescribed to treat anxiety, making it useful in many instances for those recovering from addiction. Paxil is an SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake...

What Are the Side Effects of Gabapentin?

In recent years, gabapentin has been studied, and it has become popular for use in treating certain mental health disorders, including addiction. It has been promoted by some as helpful...

How Can Gabapentin Help You Detox?

The antiepileptic drug gabapentin has recently been touted as a support for addiction treatment, both as a means of safe, comfortable detox and as a support for avoiding relapse. However,...

Suboxone vs. Methadone

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic levels. Thousands of people every year overdose on these drugs. If they are fortunate enough to survive the overdose, in too...

Dangers of Clonazepam Withdrawal

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine medication typically prescribed for the short-term treatment of panic disorders and sometimes seizure disorders. It is most commonly found under the brand name Klonopin, although generic versions are...

Danger of Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are a cluster of psychological and physical symptoms that occur when a person who struggles with substance dependence attempts to quit using the substance. For example, if a person...

The Kindling Effect and Addiction

Drug addiction is not a disorder that develops overnight. From a person’s first use to the development of ongoing negative consequences that indicate a serious problem to finally identifying the source...

How Long Does Valium Stay in Your System?

Valium is one of the most famous brand names for the benzodiazepine medication diazepam. This substance was originally synthesized in the 1960s, and it has been hailed as a groundbreaking medication...

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms

As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains, patent laws in America protect new pharmaceutical drugs from being copied. However, when a patent on a brand drug expires, a pharmaceutical company...

How Long Does Xanax Stay in Your System?

Xanax is a central nervous system depressant of the benzodiazepine class, commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It’s very effective at calming acute anxiety and panic attacks, and...

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax, the brand name for the drug alprazolam, is a common medication for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. As a central nervous system depressant of the benzodiazepine variety,...

Xanax: Withdrawal, Tapering, and Detox Timeline

Overview – How Long Does Xanax Withdrawal Last? EARLY WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS (1-4 DAYS): Rebound anxiety Anxiety ACUTE WITHDRAWAL (4-10 DAYS): Dry Retching Panic Attacks LATE WITHDRAWAL (10 DAYS TO A...

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Hydrocodone?

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), hydrocodone is the most commonly prescribed opioids and also one of the most diverted and abused opioid drugs in America. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

Valium Withdrawal Timeline

According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), almost 2 million American adults (who were at least 12 years old) were considered to be current abusers of a...

Adderall Withdrawal and Detox

Prescription drug abuse is considered an epidemic in the United States today, and it’s an issue that is often furthered by loved ones. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)...

Klonopin Withdrawal Timelines

Klonopin is the brand name for the anti-anxiety and anticonvulsant medication clonazepam. It is a benzodiazepine, meaning it is in the same family of medications as Xanax or Valium. Benzodiazepines like Klonopin bind...

Methadone Withdrawal and Detox

Methadone is a synthetic analgesic painkiller that is similar to morphine, but used primarily in the treatment of heroin addiction. Since the 1990s, however, methadone has been prescribed more frequently to...

How Long Does Benzo Withdrawal Last?

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are highly addictive. If a person who has been using benzos regularly attempts to suddenly cease use, they will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal...

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

With changing marijuana laws in numerous states, use of the drug is growing. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,...

Tapering off OxyContin and Withdrawal Timelines

OxyContin is an oxycodone-based opioid prescription medication designed to release slowly into the bloodstream to treat people with moderate to severe chronic pain. This painkiller stays in the body for at...

Marijuana Withdrawal: Effects & Timeline

Often, marijuana is deemed harmless, with many people unaware that it is possible to become physically dependent, even addicted. With changing marijuana laws and increased public acceptance, the rates of...

Dangers of Detoxing at Home

Oftentimes, detox is the first step in the process of recovering from an addiction. A quick online search shows slews of websites promising at-home detox methods, from “natural” remedies to the classic “cold...

Medications for Detox

When a person has an addiction to a substance and decides to overcome this addiction, the person must first detox from the addictive substance. The best outcomes for detox involve medical...

Alcohol and Drug Detox: What Happens When You Detox?

Detoxification from addictive substances is, in a clinical setting, referred to as medical detox, or medically managed withdrawal. This process involves medical oversight while a person stops taking the addictive substance and...

Differences Between Drug Detox and Inpatient Rehab

The differences between drug detox and inpatient rehab are critical to understand while you are performing your due diligence to find a program that suits you best. One thing to...

Studying Drug Detox In Massachusetts

According to the Patriot Ledger, in Boston, the Senate formed its own special committee Thursday to study drug addiction and treatment options with a focus on addressing what is described...

Why are Detox Centers Shutting Down?

A recent article from the Star Tribune reiterates a growing problem; more and more detox centers are shutting down. Across the country, many states are shutting down drug detox centers,...

Looking for Drug Detox

Drug dependency is a gradual process. As the body is so resilient, its tolerance can increase to combat what it considers are ill effects. That’s why we increase our drug intake to get the same feeling. And unfortunately when an individual wants to stop, the effect on the body can be devastating. The withdrawal can be debilitating, causing bone and muscle pain, regurgitation, confusion, intense cravings, insomnia, cold flashes, anxiety and depression. Proper evaluation, before, during and after drug detox is critical. Clinicians must constantly evaluate the patients bloodstream for drugs and complex behavioral issues. Everyone is different, but a drug detox is never easy and attempting it alone and under inappropriate supervision can be problematic. Only a licensed, professional detoxification center should be engaged for the arduous process.

Looking at Drug Detox

Looking at Drug Detox Drug detox consists of programs designed to help individuals dealing with substance addiction. There are many types of addiction that covers almost every spectrum of pharmaceuticals....

Detox and Treatment for Methadone

Methadone addiction is a growing problem in the United States.  The opiate-based drug made its first appearance in the US in 1947 as a pain reliever. It soon became an...

Getting quality Cigna insurance for rehab and detox programs

Many addicts and alcoholics across the country chose Cigna insurance for rehab. Cigna is a supporter of care and treatment for mental illnesses, including substance abuse and other biological mental...

What is Rapid Drug Detoxification Part 2

In What is Rapid Drug Detoxification Part 1 we detailed the basics related to drug detox and Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. Understanding the detox process is essential to understand how rapid...

What is Rapid Drug Detoxification?

Rapid drug detoxification is exactly what it sounds like: an accelerated process to detox from drugs or alcohol. While still a relatively new practice, rapid drug detoxification can help people...

The Progressive Worsening of Relapse and Detox

Relapse is a common part of the path to lifelong recovery from substance abuse, addiction and alcoholism. In fact, relapse is so common that very few people get clean and...

The Different Forms of Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you love is struggling to overcome drug addiction or alcoholism, determining what type of treatment to seek can be a difficult task. Drug and alcohol abuse...

Professional Detox or Cold Turkey?

When it comes to drug addiction or alcoholism, many people are unaware of the fact that detox can be a dangerous process. Detox refers to the symptoms and physiological changes...

Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Detox Dangers

Acute Withdrawal Syndrome can often seem like an obstacle to recovery, but without detoxing from a substance a person can never hope to achieve sobriety. “Detoxing”  refers to the symptoms and...

Detoxification and Acute Withdrawal Explained

Detox is one of the most feared parts of recovery from addiction or alcoholism without real justification. Movies, books and television shows have dramatized the process of detoxification to the...

The Difference between Detox and PAWS

Detox and Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome are often considered synonymous with one another when in actuality they are two entirely different things.  In fact, by their very definition, PAWS can...

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