Detox Articles
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…

09/08/2014

What to Eat During Alcohol and Drug Detox

Creating an individualized drug detox diet is part of how your detox team will help you. When drug seeking has become the main occupation of each day, someone with an addiction has often lost extensive weight, or gained unhealthy abdominal fat from eating fast or cheap food. Some addicts also have underlying medical problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and this will be considered when preparing a drug detox diet plan. Many people come to detox dehydrated, and water, juice and some nutrition supplements are considered and included as necessary. A balanced drug detox diet will supply your…

09/01/2014

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

Detox from alcohol is safer and more comfortable when managed by detox professionals. Understanding how long it takes to detox from alcohol, and what to expect, is important. Many alcoholics unwilling experience cold-turkey detox from alcohol when they are unable to obtain enough alcohol to keep the brain and body at expected levels. Sudden alcohol withdrawal is extremely dangerous, particular for those who have abused alcohol for extending periods of time, because uncontrolled detox can lead to seizures and other life-threatening emergencies. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually begin within eight hours of the last drink. Some withdrawal symptoms are persistent for…