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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…

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How to Recognize Kratom Addiction (And Overcome It)

Fighting a Kratom addiction can be intimidating, and for some, it may feel impossible. Too often, people try to do a Kratom detox on their own; when they experience the initial stages of withdrawal, they fear that the entire process will be painful, and so they return to their old habits. The good news is…

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What to Expect in an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, and many people seem to think that they are the same type of drug. There are many similarities, making it easy to understand why the two terms are often used together. There are distinct differences between opiates and opioids, leading some people to wonder what they…

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Does Prescription Drug Addiction Require Detox to Overcome?

Detox is the first stage of most prescription drug addiction treatment programs, but how important is it? It’s a fair question for anyone considering prescription drug treatment to ask. Prescription drug addiction treatment at Atlanta Detox Center is just one of the options people have for their recovery journeys. If you or someone you care…

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Breaking the Cycle of Opiate Addiction

Drug use can be recreational or therapeutic. Addiction, however, is a cycle, especially when it comes to opiate use. That cycle can lead to chronic relapse unless you break it. An opiate addiction treatment program will not only help stop drug use but, hopefully, will break the cycle that puts recovery at risk. Our Atlanta…

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Physical Effects of Medical Detox on Your Body

People sometimes misunderstand the need for medical care to treat substance abuse. Addiction is a chronic illness that affects the brain, nervous system, and vital organs. It requires medical intervention, just like any chronic disease. The first stage is treatment at a medical detox center. The medical detox center at Atlanta Detox Center provides comprehensive treatment for…

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Celebrating Fourth of July When You’re Detoxing from Alcohol

The Fourth of July is a celebration full of barbecues, fireworks, and, for many, alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are often part of the party. What should you do if you are detoxing from alcohol during this national holiday? Can you celebrate and still detox from alcohol? Or, do you need to go to…