Drug and Alcohol Detox

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful, debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms during the withdrawal process. Benzos are typically prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, or …

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Women and Alcoholism

Women are more likely to be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder than men, yet they often face unique challenges in accessing treatment and achieving sobriety. Women are more vulnerable to the physical effects of alcohol and may require different treatments than men depending on their individual needs. Furthermore, women often face greater social stigma …

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What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder?

What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder? Does It Work?   using less alcohol may be appropriate.  Medication for alcohol use disorder can help that transitional phase into complete sobriety. ForHere we’ll take a look at medications for alcohol use disorder. How do they work? And how effective they are for addiction recovery?   Some …

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What is Opioid Detox Treatment?

You’ve likely heard about the opioid crisis. You know that, in general, opioids are wreaking havoc on individuals and our society at large. But maybe you’re wondering: What do opioids actually do, anyway? Why can’t people just stop taking opioids? What is opioid detox? So let’s talk about it.  What Do Opioids Do? What do …

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What Factors Keep Us From Getting Substance Abuse Help?

Have you ever searched the internet for “addiction help near me?” If you don’t find much, you may feel stuck. Many others are in the same boat. They need to find substance abuse help, but some clinics may be far away. Others may cost a lot or may not have many choices. Here we’ll review what …

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How To Get Someone Into Rehab

“I’m not going to rehab. I don’t have a problem.” Sound familiar? People who struggle with addiction will often deny they have a problem. Denial and resistance are hallmarks of addiction. How do you get someone into drug rehab when they say they don’t need help? After all forcing someone into rehab without a court …

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