Detox Articles
11/24/2014

Letting go of Beer and Wine Culture

Drinking is an easy way to create a social scene.  Many times quitting drinking means giving up an entire social scene. The problem is convincing oneself that it is time to quit. Drinking Companions One of the hardest parts about leaving the drinking scene is the loss of friends.  One’s drinking circle can include long-time friends from momentous points in life. For instance old school buddies or friends who have attended each other’s weddings or band mates. Some friends may not have an addiction but if they are a part of the scene it may be hard to find time…

11/17/2014

Tips for Letting Go of Anger and Resentment

Anger and resentment often stem from trying to avoid hurt and betrayal. These emotions are detrimental to your emotional, mental, and even physical wellbeing. Closeness to the person aggravates the feelings; we feel more hurt from a friend and relative than a stranger does. You then develop a skewed perspective of friendship and closeness. The physical effects include high blood pressure and disturbance on the circulatory system. The following are tips on how to overcome these emotions. Understand the cause The easiest way to deal with anger and resentment is to first understand the cause and source. Do note that…

11/11/2014

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

Many people can have an occasional drink and stop after one or two while attending a social event or unwinding after a long day. There are; however, a larger majority of people that are unable to drink in moderation and cannot simply stop. Over drinking can lead to problems in your life when it comes to relationships, work, and sometimes legal issues. Excess drinking can also cause your judgment to be impaired, increasing the chance for you to make dangerous decisions, which could potentially harm or even kill someone. What Are the Warning Signs of a Drinking Problem? If you, or someone you care about, is showing…

11/03/2014

What Are the Differences in Opiate Detox Medication?

Opiate addiction can have a very serious impact on a person’s life in various ways. It can negatively impact health, relationships, the ability to hold down a job and take care of oneself in general. If you have a problem with opiate addiction and you would like to get help for your addiction yet you’re afraid of withdrawal, you should be aware that there is a great deal of detox medication that can assist you and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Here is an overview of some of the commonly used detox medications: Clonidine This is a commonly prescribed detox…

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…