How Benzos Affect Your Brain

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What are benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a type of drug used primarily to treat anxiety, but also used to treat seizures and insomnia. When used, the drugs have a calming, sedative effect. Common benzodiazepines include Xanax, diazepam (Valium) and clonazepam (Rivotril). How do benzodiazepines work? Benzos work by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain. This means that benzos affect … Read More

Understanding and Coping with Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal

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Understanding Withdrawal Coming off of any substance and getting clean is hard work. Understanding how your substance of choice affects you on all levels – physically, mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest parts of facing an active alcohol abuse or drug addiction.  Breaking a bad habit is one thing, but the other side of the coin is learning … Read More

Alcohol Recovery Timeline: What to Expect When You Stop Drinking

Alcohol Recovery Timeline

Quitting drinking once and for all can be a big decision. Being addicted to alcohol can be a tough thing to admit. However, once you’ve acknowledged your addiction the next part of the process is actually quitting drinking entirely. Below we highlight some of the benefits you’ll see when you quit drinking, and the general timeline of what you’ll experience … Read More

What Are The Symptoms Of Bath Salts Drug Abuse?

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If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard about a new drug called Bath Salts. Its effects are scary and have been famously known as the suspected cause of the “Miami cannibal attack,” where a naked man who had ingested the drug was caught attacking a homeless man and biting his face off. After this news went viral we began … Read More

7 Reasons To Choose Long-Term Rehabilitation

Reasons To Choose Long-Term Rehabilitation

When choosing a place for drug or alcohol rehabilitation, the options may seem endless. There are numerous location, approaches and time periods for treatment. It can be difficult to make treatment for yourself, and ever harder to make those same choices for a loved one. In fact, making such decisions can be downright overwhelming and confusing. One vital factor to … Read More

The Reality of Rapid Detox

Reality of Rapid Detox

Opiate addiction is often difficult to treat due to the extreme physical withdrawal symptoms associated with this type of drug addiction. Drugs such as heroin, Methadone, Vicodin and Oxycodone are all considered opiates. When a person becomes physically addicted to an opiate, they must consistently use that opiate every few hours, or they start to experience symptoms of withdrawal. One … Read More

Why Medical Detox is Worth The Cost

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For some instances of drug and alcohol detox, the only way to safely make it through the initial withdrawal phase is going through a medical detox. Of course, there are home detox methods, but these can actually end up being unsafe if you don’t take the proper preparation, or if you don’t have the proper medical clearance. If you’re considering … Read More

Experiencing Withdrawal During Alcohol Detox

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Have you or a family member made the decision to go through the detoxification and rehab process to come to terms with your drinking problem? If so, you might be a little nervous and have questions about the alcohol withdrawal process, including how long it takes and what kind of signs and symptoms you may have at this time.  The … Read More

How To Naturally Detoxify Your Body From Drugs

How To Naturally Detoxify Your Body From Drugs

When you’re abusing or using drugs or alcohol for a long period of time your body will start to become a much more toxic environment. When your body is in a toxic state you’re much more likely to develop certain health conditions, cancers, and experience other negative health effects. For this reason, a detox is recommended at the beginning of … Read More

7 Detox Vitamins & Minerals That Rid The Body of Toxins

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Deciding that it’s time for a detox in order to rid your body of toxins can be a big step. However, the detox process can be overwhelming for a lot of people. How do you know what foods to eat? What kind of symptoms can you expect to experience? How long will it last? If this is your first time … Read More