Detox Articles
08/17/2015

7 Interesting Facts About Drug Addiction

In a day and age where we have the ability to track statistics and facts, it is particularly important to be able to gather facts about drug addiction and use. Check out some of these interesting and intriguing facts. More teens will die from abusing prescription drugs than heroin or cocaine. A third of teens that reside in American states that have legalized medical marijuana illegally score their pot from people with prescriptions. Adderall abuse has skyrocketed in recent years amongst high school aged kids. Teens who learn about drug abuse from their parents are 50 percent less likely to…

08/10/2015

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Detox

Withdrawal from alcohol can look different depending on amount consumed, time span of drinking, physical dependence/addiction, and cold turkey vs. tapering. The following symptoms may occur when going through a detox: DETOX FACTS Insomnia: For many hardcore drinkers, going to sleep means “passing out.” It takes the body some time to adjust to sleeping without alcohol. Sweating: For the first couple of days to the first couple of weeks, you’ll be sweating profusely. As your body works overtime to rid itself of toxins, leftover alcohol and its byproducts that are stored in your lymph nodes will begin to seep out…

08/03/2015

Treat Yourself Gently In Early Sobriety

The first days, weeks and even months of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction include varying degrees of withdrawal symptoms and emotional upheaval. Depending on the substance used and other factors such as length of time used, social environment, economics, genetics and personal history, withdrawal symptoms can range from mild shakes and nausea for a day or two to serious, sometimes fatal, conditions. In the most serious cases, the body’s major organs have begun to shut down, and individuals in this condition need medically monitored detox. Even in the mildest cases, a vicious hangover from drinking or using takes its…

07/27/2015

5 Things to Do to Prepare for Detox

Making the decision to go to detox and get help is a very courageous decision. It can be a bit overwhelming as you embark on making some big changes in your life. If you can follow through and stay the course, your best days lie ahead. Here are some tips that will set you up for success: Commit to stop drinking. Recovery is usually a gradual process. In the early stages of change, denial is a huge obstacle. Even after admitting you have a drinking problem, excuses will crop up at every turn. It’s important to acknowledge those excuses and…

07/20/2015

Wallowing In Self-Pity Common in Addiction

Most alcoholics and addicts, before entering recovery treatment, have common behavioral tendencies; wallowing in self-pity is high on the list. They may be blissfully unaware of this negative thinking, mostly because it gives them an excuse to continue with their abuse of their substance of choice. Nonetheless, self-pity fits neatly into the cycle of guilt, shame and blame that characterizes addiction. It affects not only the alcoholics and addicts themselves, but also their loved ones. The vicious cycle of victim-rescuer-persecutor with addiction continues largely due to self-pity. This is called the drama triangle. When addicts and alcoholics are in victim…