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Spotlight: The Cocaine Detox Process

Highly addictive and very popular, crack is a widely abused drug. Its prevalence has developed the need for crack-specific treatment programs. The most common and effective of these involves a rehabilitation center. Rehab Treatment Rehabilitation programs, or rehabs, require those in recovery to reside at a rehab center while receiving treatment. Typical residential programs last […]

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The Road to Recovery: 3 Unique Stories of Detox

When you’re kicking a drug, the only thing running through your mind is how to get your hands on more of that drug. You can’t help but think that, with just one hit or one pill, all the withdrawal symptoms would stop. In the end, however, the question you have to ask yourself is: Are you sick […]

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Jail Detox: Rate of Opiate Relapse Declines Post-Release

It’s well-documented that most people who are currently incarcerated suffered from some form of addiction while committing crimes. A 2010 study from CASA Columbia found that 65 percent of U.S. inmates across the country meet the medical criteria for substance abuse addiction. But while these inmates desperately need drug treatment, only 11 percent received any […]

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Detox: Your First Step Toward a New Life

In today’s treatment world, an individual’s continuum of care is much more customizable than it used to be, including the detox process with options of rapid, inpatient or outpatient detox. Rapid and Inpatient Options With rapid and inpatient detox programs, medical doctors use pharmaceutical drugs to transition you through withdrawal. In most cases, you can […]

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What is Outpatient Detox?

The decision to quit drinking or using drugs is often a voluntary one. For others, the decision is made after intervention efforts on behalf of family, friends or the legal system. Despite the circumstances, you know you need help and one of your very first questions might be, “Do I need an inpatient rehab or […]

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Does Dual Diagnosis Affect the Detox Process?

Dual Diagnosis is the term used to describe someone who has been diagnosed with both alcohol or drug addiction and a mental health condition like depression, eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or other conditions. It’s a fairly common diagnosis, as mental conditions and addiction often go hand in hand. According to the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Wet Brain: A Tragic Consequence of Alcoholism

After years and years of drinking, the constant alcohol abuse takes a serious toll on your body and overall health. By far, alcohol-related brain damage is one of the most devastating results of alcoholism. This unique form of brain damage is known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also referred to as “wet brain.” What is Wet Brain? […]

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5 Natural Highs That Support Detox and Recovery

Personal growth is vital for detoxification and long-term recovery from addiction. Part of that growth process is learning how to alleviate negative behaviors and replace them with positive, uplifting acts. And, believe it or not, seeking out “natural highs” is a great place to start. The Role of Endorphins in Recovery Studies have shown that natural highs […]

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Vipassana Meditation Makes a Big Impact During Detox

While there are several different forms of meditation out there, one in particular is establishing a good name in the addiction recovery field. Vipassana meditation works by training the mind to observe without instinctively reacting. Practitioners learn how to see things as they truly are and embrace the idea of living in the moment. This […]

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3 Drug Detox Myths Debunked

A number of drug detox myths have popped up over the years, often confusing addicts and family members alike. Without doing your homework, myths and misinformation can dash the hopes of drug detox success and long-term sobriety. By debunking some of the most troublesome myths, an unobstructed journey toward sobriety is possible. Let’s evaluate three […]

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