Some Basic Facts to Know About Withdrawal Management and Medication-Assisted Treatment for Detoxing from Opioids

According to a current assessment published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Opioids are the most effective and widely used drugs in the treatment of severe pain.”[1] Given they’re so commonly used, what is problematic is how addictive these powerful pharmaceutical drugs are. The Mayo Clinic states, “Opioids are highly addictive, in large…

Some Qs & As About Medical Detox (including “When Is It Necessary?”) If

If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder—aka chemical dependency—and seek treatment for an addiction to alcohol or drugs, the first recommendation a rehab center poses may be to do a medically assisted detox. “What’s that?” you ask. Medical detox is a process for getting rid of toxic (including addictive) substances, carried…

Seek Medical Support When Detoxing from Alcohol, to Avoid the Dangers of Trying it Yourself at Home – PART ONE

Have you ever looked in the mirror and the reflection back has said something like, “Alright, already! You’ve GOT to quit drinking!” If you’re like me, you’d certainly prefer to have a switch somewhere nearby you could flick and voila! All our alcohol problems would magically disappear and we’d be able to live our lives…

Seek Medical Support When Detoxing from Alcohol, to Avoid the Dangers of Trying it Yourself at Home – PART TWO

For those seeking recovery from an alcohol dependency, detoxing from alcohol is typically an extremely challenging experience. Throughout the detox process—which, according to Medical News Today, initially takes about a week[1]—there is a high likelihood of experiencing negative, even dangerous symptoms of withdrawal. Even milder symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be too uncomfortable to tolerate.…

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Common Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms to Recognize

When it comes to party drugs, few of them are more well-known than cocaine. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people abuse cocaine every year. Because of its addictive nature and strong withdrawal symptoms, many of them are afraid to seek treatment. However, what cocaine withdrawal symptoms can they expect in detox? At BoardPrep Recovery…

Don’t Try Detoxing from Fentanyl at Home – Say “Yes” to Medical Supervision and Follow-up Treatment

The amount of media attention being devoted to the current COVID-19 pandemic may obscure the longevity and potential danger of another national problem: the opioid epidemic. Indeed, addiction to opioid drugs—including fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid—has continued to rise in recent years. According to the latest figures reported by the National Center for Drug Abuse…