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How Long Does Meth Withdrawal Last

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, is a stimulant drug consumed through injection or smoking. It is a fast-paced drug that can spend up to eight hours in your system. Meth heightens your physical activity and mental alertness. Users of meth often experience severe withdrawal symptoms because of its highly addictive nature. To counter those…

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The 3 Most Addictive Drugs

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease. Notable features include compulsive drug-seeking, inability to quit despite harmful consequences, a desire to stop using, and chronic or permanent brain changes. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. While there are many addictive substances, some pose a higher risk of addiction than others.…

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Next Steps to Take When You Want to Get Off of Heroin

Heroin addiction causes devastation among individuals and families of those addicted to heroin. Many individuals have likely tried to stop using it in the past and either were not able to stop using it on their own, or they started using it again. These people are not alone when they wonder how to get off…

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How Long it Takes to Flush Cocaine from Your System

Learning about how long cocaine stays in the system is important to individuals that want to stop using this drug. It is possible for people that have an addiction to cocaine to regain control over their lives. Getting help at a cocaine detox center with professionals that include physicians, counselors, and support team members is…

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Kicking Your Prescription Drug Dependence

Hundreds of millions of prescription medications are dispensed across the United States every year. The types of prescriptions range from prescription-strength vitamins to medications that treat a wide variety of medical conditions. These drugs often offer relief of symptoms such as pain relief. Although physicians write prescriptions to treat their patients for medical conditions, some…

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How to Safely Detox from Heroin

Heroin addiction leads to many incidents of overdose, along with thousands of deaths every year in the United States. Simply put, heroin is a powerful drug with high addiction rates. There is a way to avoid the dangerous effects of heroin withdrawal. If you are struggling with heroin addiction, get the help you need at…

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Oxycodone vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone and heroin, many people question which is one worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse. Doctors prescribe oxycodone, and heroin is bought on the street. However, are they really that different? No matter the opiate, at Atlanta Detox Center, our opioid addiction treatment program can help…