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…

Dr. explains what Co-occurring disorders are

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Many people are faced with the combined challenges of a mental health condition and an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These types of co-occurring disorders present special challenges when it comes to obtaining proper treatment. The material below will discuss more information about detecting and treating a dual diagnosis. Substance abuse is rarely a simple…

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…

man learns about the benefits of mental health counseling

Mental Health Counseling Benefits

Detoxification cleanses the body of toxic drug and alcohol substances while preparing the person for a new beginning. However, mental health counseling starts the real work of rehab. No magical cure for drug and alcohol addiction exists. A person can, however, experience certain advantages during counseling. Being able to talk about what brought them to…

women learns about considerations regarding medical detox from opioids

Some Important Considerations Regarding Medical Detoxing from Opioids

Some Important Considerations Regarding Medical Detoxing from Opioids People seeking to break the vicious cycle of addiction to opioids (including prescription medications, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, or morphine, heroin, etc.) may derive great benefit from medical opiate detoxing, as an initial step forward in the recovery process. However, it should be noted detoxing is…