You can expect your detox facility to feature highly qualified medical professionals and addiction specialists who are trained to administer the most effective addiction treatments and therapies today. People who suffer from addiction are often apprehensive about entering rehab or a detox facility for help. A detox facility is the best place to start your […]

Role of Addiction Addiction is an insidious illness that can eventually take control of a person’s life. Anybody who risks experimenting with drugs can become addicted.1 One of the most disturbing things about this illness is that people who have it are often in denial, refusing to accept that they have a problem. Because they […]

Relapse: Knowing the Signs

Addiction is a relapsing disease, and the challenges of recovery continue long after leaving the treatment center. The rate of relapse for addiction is close to those of other chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes—around 40 to 60 percent. 1 A relapse doesn’t occur out of nowhere. A relapse unfolds in stages, and […]

8 Simple Ways to Prevent Relapse

When you’re dealing with a chronic disease like addiction, the risk of relapse is an ongoing concern. The relapse rate for addiction is similar to those for other chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes—it hovers around 40 to 60 percent.1 Despite those odds, there’s a lot you can do to prevent relapse from being part […]

Recognize Addiction: Signs and Symptoms

Addiction is a type of disorder that is marked by compulsive substance abuse, even when that substance abuse creates negative consequences. This includes taking drugs—both legal and illegal—and drinking alcohol, despite negative health, financial or social consequences. It can be difficult to recognize addiction as some of the signs and symptoms are difficult pinpoint. There […]

The Recovery Process: 5 Ways to Include Your Family

In many respects, the path to addiction recovery is a team effort. Like a race car driver, the addiction sufferer must do the driving to cross the finish line, but the pit crew provides the driver with essential support in much the same way that addiction specialists, counselors and family members do for addiction sufferers. […]

Detox Withdrawal Symptoms of Heroin and Opiate Withdrawal

In 2014, approximately 435,000 people in the U.S. used the opiate drug heroin. In the same year 4.3 million people abused opioid pain relievers. The two drug classes are closely related, as opioids are synthetic opiates. These narcotic medications have high rates of abuse and include codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, meperidine, morphine and oxycodone. A […]

Detox Withdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world. Harmful drinking leads to 88,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Alcohol is the third leading risk factor globally for developing illnesses. Alcohol Detox Medical detox for alcohol is a supervised process for alcohol withdrawal. Information about the effects of alcohol withdrawal and upcoming treatment are […]

Can You use Tobacco or Take Medications While Undergoing Detox

While a client is preparing to undergo a medical detox for drugs or alcohol, questions frequently arise about smoking and taking medications during the detoxification process. It’s a common concern for people in treatment, as studies have shown 65 to 87 percent of people seeking addiction treatment use tobacco. Also, medications may have been previously […]

Is It Possible to Detox and Work at the Same Time

Asking for a lengthy period of time away from work is never easy, but it’s especially intimidating if you need the time off for detox. You may wonder if it’s possible to continue working while you complete detox on an outpatient basis. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at detox and discuss the […]