Detox Articles
10/27/2014

What Are the Benefits of Alcohol Detox Medication?

If you or a loved one has a drinking problem and is ready to make changes to return to a functional life, the type of treatments and/or medications used to assist in the transition from addiction to sobriety can affect the outcome. Alcohol is one of the most challenging substances to eliminate in the lives of those addicted and can produce severe withdrawal symptoms. Using detox medication under close medical supervision can reduce withdrawal symptoms substantially and improve the likelihood of achieving long-term freedom from alcohol addiction. Withdrawal Symptoms from Alcohol Can Be Dangerous As little as two hours after…

10/20/2014

What Are the Benefits of Opiate Detox Medication?

Opiate Addiction has become the modern plague of American Society. Thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of near-fatal overdoses have terrorized communities ranging from quiet affluent, suburban, rural communities to crowded, high-crime inner city neighborhoods. According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2010 Survey, 22.6 Million People in the U.S. Age 12 or Older, (8.9% of all Americans), were current or recent users of illicit drugs. A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Report stated that there were a record 16,917 opioid pain reliever overdose deaths in 2011, (46 per Day). Everywhere, school districts and community services for…

09/29/2014

The Five Most Addictive Drugs on the Street Today

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem in the United States. Among the five most addictive drugs on the street today are heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, and alcohol. This article will discuss these drugs and how they affect the mind. #1 Most Addictive Drug: Heroin. Heroin produces a quick rush of euphoria after it is injected into the veins. Users can go on a vicious cycle of hyperactivity followed by disorientation and drowsiness. Although many individuals use this drug to self-medicate from emotional pain, the brain is tricked into only being able to experience the artificial high that…

09/22/2014

Is Detox Medication Necessary?

Using detox medication can be controversial, but for many individuals with an opiate addiction it is an appropriate and effective way to transition into the demanding work of active rehabilitation. Medications used in detox and rehab have two particular goals: Controlling cravings that can lead to relapse Managing problems that contribute to the addictions (such as anxiety) Not every rehab center uses the words “detox medication” in exactly the same way. Be sure to ask how drugs are used in any detox center that you are considering. Medications that are used to control cravings, such as naltrexone, are generally begun…

09/15/2014

Detox is NOT Rehab

It is the First Step on the Wonderful Journey to Recovery One of the biggest mistakes made when seeking help for drug addiction is the idea that detox will take care of the problem. Detox is important, but it is not rehab. Although people often feel better after detox, the reasons why they began using drugs will still be there. Without rehab, detox is a time-limited solution for an addiction. So what happens after detox? For most addicts, residential rehab is the first step. Detox often takes place at a specialized detox facility, but some larger rehab facilities offer detox…