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How to Prepare for Inpatient Detox Treatment

Finding the right addiction recovery program isn’t always easy. It can be challenging to understand and weigh treatment options, costs, and the time you really need for recovery. Making the right choice for you and your loved ones is essential. When it comes to types of recovery programs, inpatient or residential addiction treatment provides the…

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How Long Does Medical Detox Take?

Alcohol and drug addiction affect people in different communities across the country. Unfortunately, there are many stigmas around addiction and recovery that prevent people from seeking help. Many people try to detox from drugs or alcohol at home. This “cold turkey” approach often leads to relapse, other drug use, and overdose. Medical detox is the…

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How Cocaine Addiction Can Affect Your Brain

Originally used in South America, cocaine comes from the coca plant. In the United States and worldwide, cocaine is an increasingly popular illicit drug. Popular in the party culture, cocaine is also used at raves, festivals, and clubs. Because cocaine provides a rush of focus and hyperactivity, it is also a popular performance-enhancing drug. Unfortunately,…

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Achieving Success in Drug and Alcohol Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can help you learn to become a productive functioning person, defined by something other than your drug and alcohol abuse. The first step for many people seeking help for substance abuse disorders is staying at a drug detox center. Because addiction is a complicated thing, your drug addiction recovery journey…

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Effects of Opioid Overdose

Opioids are a class of prescription medication that doctors use to treat severe or chronic pain. Drugs such as tramadol, fentanyl, or morphine provide relief for patients in pain due to a medical condition or injury. Although opioids are effective in treating pain, they are also highly addictive and dangerous. Opioid overdose effects can lead…