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How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

Many of those struggling with heroin use disorders and who want to quit often keep asking: How long does heroin withdrawal last? Heroin abuse is a huge problem worldwide, and the US has its fair share of the problem. Hundreds of Americans die daily after overdosing on opioids, including prescription painkillers, fentanyl, and heroin. Heroin…

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

Heroin abuse continues to cause pain and misery for thousands each year. This powerfully addictive drug can send your life into a tailspin, putting you at grave risk of death from overdose. Given the extent of the heroin epidemic in this country, gaining knowledge about heroin overdose symptoms is a wise move. Recognizing the symptoms…

3 Signs You’re Addicted to Cocaine

Cocaine is a common stimulant often considered a party drug. Derived from the leaves of the South American cocoa plant, cocaine gives users feelings of intense happiness. Commonly found in a white powder, cocaine is smoked, snorted, or injected. Some people may use cocaine infrequently in social situations. Because of its euphoric effects, the drug…

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Benefits of a Men’s Detox Center

Addiction affects people from all walks of life. Addiction affects both men and women every day across the country. While addiction is not gendered, many find greater treatment support from single-gender detox centers. Both men and women find themselves at greater ease when detoxing with their own gender. For many men, a men’s-only addiction treatment…

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Risks of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading addiction issues in our country today. Many begin taking prescription painkillers after a routine surgery or minor injury. These drugs block pain receptors in the brain, altering brain chemistry. Because of this, these drugs can be habit-forming. Prescription drug abuse takes physical, emotional, and psychological tolls on…

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Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

Every day, people from all walks of life across the country battle addiction. Many of those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency hide their addiction. It can take months or years for their families to notice. It can take just as long for someone to admit they need addiction help. Unnecessary shame, embarrassment, and feelings…

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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and seeking help at an addiction recovery program takes courage and strength. Every September at Atlanta Detox Center we celebrate National Recovery Month. This is a time to reflect on that courage and strength, as well as the heart and soul of the treatment professionals who…

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Finding a Treatment Center in Atlanta That Will Work for Me

Deciding to get help for drug or alcohol addiction is the first step in a journey. Finding one of the treatment centers in Atlanta capable of helping you may seem like a hard task itself. That is especially true for residential treatment in Atlanta, where options may be more difficult to find. At Atlanta Detox…

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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…