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Anxiety and Signs of Withdrawal

The cold sweats, the runny nose—all of it is enough to make you wonder, are these the signs of withdrawal? Anytime you stop using a drug or substance, there’s a chance you will experience withdrawals. Your body aches, your mind is foggy, and you’re feeling off enough to know that something is going on. So …

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How to Help a Loved One Suffering From Post-Acute Withdrawal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal? After a prolonged period of substance abuse, a drug user who enters recovery will go through three main phases: detox, acute withdrawal, and post-acute withdrawal. During the detox period, it is important that the patient be supervised by trained medical professionals as some drugs can cause life-threatening conditions during the …

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I.V. Therapy for Alcohol Withdrawal: How It Works

Alcohol withdrawal is an unpleasant and potentially dangerous process that commonly occurs when an addicted person stops drinking alcohol. It typically serves as a required first step on the path to substance treatment and eventual sobriety. How long do alcohol withdrawals last? That depends on a range of considerations. No matter how long the process …

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Long-Term Cannabis Use Makes Cocaine Withdrawal Worse, Study Finds

Cannabis abuse is the term for a non-addicted pattern of marijuana/cannabis consumption that nevertheless interferes with the ability to maintain stable, productive daily routines. The condition forms part of a larger health problem called cannabis use disorder. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a team of Brazilian …

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Recovery Starts with a Plan

Substance abuse treatment centers offer resources for those wanting to overcome an addiction. When helping a loved one make plans to receive treatment, or seeking it out for oneself, it is important to understand what successful recovery looks like. To ensure a healthy, balanced recovery, there are several important components that should be in place. …

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