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Is A Florida Rapid Detox A Good Choice If Normal Detox Is Too Hard?
Detoxification and withdrawal are always the very first steps in addiction recovery. Unfortunately, they are also the most challenging. Whether going “cold turkey”, taking part in a medication-assisted program, or trying to gradually wean yourself off of drugs on your own, you may find yourself struggling to make it through this initial phase. Fortunately, a […]
How Lethal Is a Methadone and Xanax Combination?
It might surprise some people to find out that prescription medications are often used to treat people with addictions to drugs. If that sounds counterproductive or dangerous, you shouldn’t be too concerned given that the prescription drugs will be administered by a medical professional who works for the rehab center. If you are wondering what […]
How Can I Manage Pain Symptoms During a Hydrocodone Detox?
If you’re ready to end your relationship with hydrocodone, there are a few things that you should know. Similar to other drugs, the withdrawal symptoms that come with going through detox can be severe and, in some cases, may even lead to relapse. Some of the withdrawal symptoms commonly associated with abrupt hydrocodone cessation include […]
Can Opiate Detox Facilities Help Manage Withdrawal Through Medication?
When abused, opiate drugs exert a hold on the mind and body that lingers for much longer than you might expect. The longer you abuse opiates the harder it is to stop taking these drugs. For these reasons, opiate detox facilities use medication treatment for withdrawal to help patients make it through the detox stage […]
Can Anyone Go to Florida Drug Rehabs?
If you or a family member are struggling with an addiction, finding the right rehab center can make a huge difference on the road to recovery. While there are potentially hundreds of rehab centers across the country, the state of Florida is home to some of the best rehab centers available. The question is: Can […]
If There Aren’t Many Rehab Facilities Near Me, Should I Plan to Travel?
Making the decision to go to rehab can be incredibly difficult and emotional. However, once the choice has been made, this is taking a step in the right direction. Admitting there is a problem is imperative to making things better. After choosing to get some help, you’ll then have to decide where you want to […]
How Will Drug Detoxing Affect My Life Once Withdrawal Is Over?
Detox is an incredibly challenging part of the recovery process. It is also the first and most important step to getting well. This is the time during which people abstain from drugs entirely. It gives their bodies the opportunity to rid themselves of dangerous, illicit substances and all the harmful residues they entail. It additionally […]
Is Detoxing from Drugs and Alcohol Really Worth It?
If you’re looking to change your life and undergo a detox program, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Detoxing can be a difficult experience and the painful symptoms of withdrawal are often what keep many people from getting clean. If this sounds like something you’re struggling with, please continue reading. The Effects […]
Suboxone for Addiction Recovery
Suboxone is a useful tool that is often implemented to fight addiction. Suboxone is a brand-name drug that is a mixture of buprenorphine (an opioid alternative that is not as addictive as traditional opiates) and naloxone (an opioid-reversal drug that treats symptoms of withdrawal and overdose). Classified as a schedule III (3) drug, Suboxone itself […]
Will Rehab Programs Help Address Environmental Substance Abuse Triggers?
Triggers come in many shapes and sizes. Some of them will surprise you; a song that comes on the radio you used to shoot up to, or a street sign brings back flashes of the place you used to meet your dealer. There are different types of triggers that can cause relapse, and all of […]