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Tag: Addiction Treatment

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15 September

For many, the first step of addiction recovery is detox. A drug detox program allows drugs to safely leave a patient’s body with fewer severe symptoms that normally accompany the withdrawal process. Substance use disorder is a serious medical condition. Detoxing from cocaine requires medical care. If an addiction treatment program doesn’t immediately follow detox, there’s a […]

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14 September

Unfortunately, addiction is a family disease. We all need to start focusing on how addictive behaviors affect those around us. It may cause them short or long-term effects such as issues in their job, relationship troubles, financial issues and more.  It should also be noted that children of addicts and alcoholics are affected, too. For example, they […]

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07 September

It’s hard to know where to begin when looking for a reliable addiction detox program. How do you know which treatments are right for you? Let’s discuss some of the key things to look for in a detox program. Benefits of Medical Detox In cases of long-term drug dependency, medical detoxification—detox for short—is used to […]

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06 September

Naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan, is a life-saving nasal spray used to reverse overdoses caused by opioids. Narcan blocks opiates to the brain and restores air. Will not stop any other type of overdose other than opioid overdose. Narcan has become so instrumental fact that most states have implemented legislation requiring EMTs […]

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05 September

The stages of addiction are a gradual progression that affects over 20 million Americans annually. That may be a staggering number to hear but considering the number of people with undiagnosed substance abuse disorders, the number should likely be even higher.  There are a few different models of addiction, some describe it as a cycle while others […]

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01 September

Alcoholism is a chronic and severe disease affecting nearly 15 million Americans aged 12 and older yearly. Whether you’ve been addicted to alcohol for days, months or years, it can affect your entire body, from how you look and feel to how you act and everything in between. In fact, one of the most impacted parts of […]

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31 August

Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid addiction by stimulating receptors in the brain that work to satisfy cravings. This action occurs in the body’s central nervous system (CNS), the primary source for regulating physical movement and sensations. Drowsiness can be a result of this interaction. Why Does Buprenorphine Affect Sleep? Buprenorphine has a […]

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26 August

Addiction transference is a condition in which a person addicted to one particular drug gets addicted to another while recovering from the previous drug. It is also called cross-addiction and it is a much more serious problem than being addicted to one drug. The reasons for this multiple addiction condition are many. Sometimes, people tend […]

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24 August

Withdrawals are a difficult but necessary step in any recovery journey. Symptoms can be scary and traumatic, leaving many to wonder if halting their substance use can lead to death. That’s why it’s important to learn how to categorize the different types of withdrawals and identify the dangers. The conditions listed below are characteristic of […]

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22 August

The changes to your body during addiction and recovery can add new factors to consider when taking care of yourself. As you go through methadone treatment for opioid use disorder, you might experience weight gain. What causes this increase in weight? How can you maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) during recovery? Learn the answers to […]

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