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How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

A period of detoxification is a standard first step toward recovery for anyone affected by alcoholism. Addiction experts break the detox process down into three separate stages[i]: evaluation, stabilization and preparation for active alcohol treatment. No one knows in advance exactly how long it will take to complete these three [...]

2018-09-21T04:21:59+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Why a Healthy Diet Is Important During Alcohol Detox

Why a Healthy Diet Is Important During Alcohol Detox Detox (detoxification) is an essential first step for anyone seeking treatment for alcohol addiction. When carried out in a medically supervised setting, this process helps addicted drinkers make it through withdrawal and establish sobriety while avoiding major complications. A healthy diet [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:00+00:00January 18th, 2018|

Anxiety and Panic Attacks During Drug and Alcohol Detox

Anxiety and Panic Attacks During Drug and Alcohol Detox Anxiety is a common withdrawal symptom in people detoxifying from alcohol or certain drugs. At its worst, this anxiety can appear in the form of a full-blown panic attack. During medically supervised detoxification, doctors and their support staff work to limit [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:00+00:00January 11th, 2018|

Detox Truths: Most Commonly Misused Substances

Detox Truths: Most Commonly Misused Substances By: Ann Marie D’Aiuto, LMHC, Clinical Manager at Summit Detox and Nancy Adrien FNP, ARN Drug detoxification is critical in the treatment of withdrawal. An individual’s consumption of drugs over time often leads to increased amounts used to achieve the desired effect. This is [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:00+00:00October 12th, 2017|

What Exactly is Medical Detoxification?

What Exactly is Medical Detoxification? A medically supervised detox can help you or your loved one withdraw in a safe environment with trained clinicians. It’s a common misconception that any type of detox will be effective. Some people try to quit drugs and alcohol on their own, while others may [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00January 18th, 2017|

Benzo Addiction and Detoxing from Benzos

Benzo Addiction and Detoxing from Benzos Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs that depress the central nervous system. As CNS depressants, benzos are primarily used as sedatives and tranquilizers to slow brain activity. Doctors most often prescribe benzos for sleep disorders like insomnia or [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00December 13th, 2016|

5 Benefits of Going to Rehab for the Holidays

5 Benefits of Going to Rehab for the Holidays Are you or a loved one thinking about going to rehab for the holidays? Despite popular belief, the holidays can end up being the best time of year to receive addiction treatment. There’s no doubt that the holidays can be a [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00December 5th, 2016|

Carfentanil and U-47700: Killer Synthetic Opioids

Carfentanil and U-47700: Killer Synthetic Opioids Designer drugs like carfentanil and U-47700 are infiltrating the U.S. at an alarming rate. The opioid epidemic has taken America by storm. You can’t turn on the local news without there being coverage of another fatal overdose from opioids, more specifically synthetic opioids. New synthetic opioids [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00November 28th, 2016|

Drug Abuse Warning Signs: Symptoms to Look Out For

Drug Abuse Warning Signs Drug addiction is a dangerous and potentially fatal disease, but it can be treated and recovery is possible. If you suspect that your loved one may be struggling with drug abuse, there are some drug abuse warning signs and symptoms to be aware of. Drug abuse [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00October 13th, 2016|

Disease Model of Addiction: Is Addiction a Disease?

Disease Model of Addiction Addiction is a complex disease affecting the brain and the body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite negative consequences. Addiction disrupts the parts of the brain that are responsible for judgment, memory, reward, and motivation. Addiction results in serious health and [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00October 10th, 2016|

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