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Category: Drug Abuse

  • Patient talking to doctor about what to expect during medical detox

    What to Expect During Medical Detox

    July 21, 2022
    Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be a difficult physical and emotional process. Therefore, knowing what to expect during medical detox is essential to prepare you for the challenges ahead. In this blog post, we will discuss the different phases of medical detoxification (detox) and what you can expect during each one. We will also…
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  • Woman buying MDMA in a club

    What Does MDMA Do To Your Body?

    July 19, 2022
    MDMA users turn to this synthetic drug for feelings of pleasure, yet may be unaware of how it affects the body in other ways. Even taking low to moderate doses can produce side effects with discomfort. Higher doses can lead to more severe consequences, even death. What is MDMA? MDMA is short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. You…
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  • Opioid pills

    What do Opioids do to the Body?

    July 11, 2022
    Opioid abuse has a range of effects on the body. Opioids are typically used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. They may be prescribed following surgery or an injury. Also, prescription opioids may be part of a treatment plan for cancer. Treating chronic pain, such as back pain, is another use of this type of drug. Opioids…
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  • Doctor evaluating a patient who suffers from addiction for detox admission.

    Benefits of Short-Term Detox for Addiction

    July 2, 2022
    Detox comes in multiple forms, including one attached to an inpatient treatment program. However, short-term, stand-alone detox offers its own set of benefits to move a person in the direction of recovery. As you learn these benefits, you can make informed decisions about starting a medical detox and knowing how to identify the aftercare that’s…
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  • Family planning an intervention practicing role playing.

    Planning an Intervention

    June 21, 2022
    Before a loved one is ready to accept the need for detox, a need for an intervention may be apparent to you. This kind of action can have a potentially beneficial outcome if it’s carefully planned and executed. If handled poorly, it can negate any chance of motivating your loved one to get to detox…
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  • A dabbing tool with piece of potent cannabis concentrate shatter

    Dangers of Dabbing

    June 6, 2022
    The use of marijuana isn’t new, by any means, but newer forms of it do become available and present risks to users who are unaware of their potential harm. Dabbing is one example of risky substance use. For some people, the terms “dabbing” and “dab” and their associated names may be new, so learning about…
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  • Woman upset and uncomfortable at her home possibly in danger from quitting heroin without medical supervison

    Dangers of Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

    May 24, 2022
    The choice to quit using heroin or any illegal substance is wise, but what becomes critical in safely and successfully stopping using heroin lies with the approach you choose. Without knowing the dangers of quitting heroin on your own, you might be putting your health and well-being in harm’s way. Onset of Serious Health Problems…
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  • Woman sitting on floor with wine in one hand and benzodiazepines in the other hand.

    Dangers of Combining Benzodiazepines and Alcohol

    May 22, 2022
    The risk of harmful drug interactions is why people taking prescription medications must be careful about mixing other substances. For people taking benzodiazepines, alcohol is one of those substances to avoid. If you’ve been prescribed benzos, learning about the effects of drinking while taking them is essential to making safe choices around alcohol use. Effects…
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  • Is it Safe to Detox at Home? See a doctor to evaluate if you need drug and alcohol detox.

    Is it Safe to Detox at Home?

    May 12, 2022
    Detox is an essential first step toward recovery. But is it safe to detox at home or do you need professional help? Before choosing to detox, it's imperative to understand how the process works and what risks may be involved. Your comfort and safety should be among the factors in the decision-making. The choice to…
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