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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 [...]

2018-11-20T14:06:43+00:00January 18th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-20T14:03:38+00:00November 28th, 2016|

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members Watching a family member’s life spiral out of control due to drug and alcohol abuse is an incredibly painful experience. Addiction is a family disease and it affects everyone it touches. Living with active addiction can put family members under intense stress [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of this Deadly Drug

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of This Deadly Drug Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alert to health professionals, public health departments, first responders, and others about the increase in fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths throughout the United States. Fentanyl-laced heroin has been linked [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. People struggling with alcoholism experience incessant cravings for, increased tolerance of, and physical dependence on alcohol. Alcoholics continue to drink despite the many negative consequences their drinking has caused [...]

2018-11-20T13:27:16+00:00September 26th, 2016|

Opiate Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Opiates

Opiate Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Opiates Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. Currently, the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with 78 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose. The National Institute on Drug Abuse [...]

2018-11-20T13:59:54+00:00September 26th, 2016|

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