May 8, 2019

Why Do I Need to Detox From Alcohol?

Detox from Alcohol You have been in this place before. You’re wondering why you can’t “just cut back” on your drinking. You’ve made the decision a hundred times to stop drinking. You may have denied for a long time that you even have a problem, but you know deep down that you cannot control your […]

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May 7, 2019

How Can Clonidine Manage Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? According to Medline, Clonidine was originally intended to treat high blood pressure or symptoms associated with ADHD. Clonidine treats high blood pressure by decreasing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Clonidine extended-release tablets may treat ADHD by affecting the part […]

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April 26, 2019

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Heroin Withdrawal Aside from making the decision to finally get help, one of the biggest obstacles of heroin addiction is detoxing. Chances are, you have experienced being “dope sick” when you haven’t had heroin for a certain period of time. That is actually the beginning of the symptoms of heroin withdrawal, and it can be […]

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April 24, 2019

How to Get Clean From Opioids

Get Clean from Opioids You’ve tried to control, slow down or stop your use of opioids. But, you can’t. It might even feel like it is impossible to stop taking your opioids, and that is because it is. One of the hallmarks of addiction is not being able to control your use and, chances are, […]

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April 17, 2019

Is Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey a Good Idea?

Can I Quit Heroin Cold Turkey? One of the many hallmarks of drug or alcohol addiction is the inability to stop or slow down use. Chances are, you have tried before to control your heroin use, only to later be met with a binge session. It can be very disheartening when you try to control […]

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April 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between Fentanyl and Heroin?

Fentanyl vs Heroin Fentanyl and heroin are both opioid drugs. They work by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain that receives pain messages, allowing the user to experience relaxation after an injury, surgery or other painful trauma. Both heroin and fentanyl are extremely potent to the point where they can be lethal in […]

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April 8, 2019

How Do I Convince My Loved One to Seek Treatment?

I Need To Convince My Loved One To Seek Treatment Most people suffering from addiction are unable to completely stop on their own. The inability to seek treatment, slow or stop use is one of the biggest red flags of addiction, and chances are, you have realized that your loved one can not do it […]

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April 4, 2019

What Is A Typical Day Like In Rehab?

What Is a Typical Day In Rehab? Residential rehab is very structured, however, a typical day can be very different from person-to-person. No two addictions are the same, which means no two treatment programs are the same. However, when it comes to day-to-day activities, everything in treatment follows a structured schedule. This structure is extremely […]

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April 2, 2019

What Can I Expect In Detox?

What is Detox Like? Aside from making the decision to enter treatment for addiction, detox is one of the most important parts of the recovery process. It is also one of the most feared parts of the recovery process, since detox has long been notorious for being an uncomfortable, scary process. However, detox has evolved […]

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