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What to Look for in an Opiate Detox Center

Opiates are a form of synthetic or natural opioids derived from the poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. They are very beneficial in treating pain, suppressing coughs, and treating diarrhea. Opiates are safe to take when you follow your prescription and work with your doctor to manage your symptoms. Men and women with an opiate addiction will…

Man who is dope sick

What Does Being Dope Sick Mean?

People often describe being dope sick as one of the most frightening and excruciatingly uncomfortable experiences anyone could endure. Dope sickness consists of a group of symptoms that occur when you stop taking your drug of choice. It’s most often referring to withdrawal from opiates such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine, or prescription opioids. If your…

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What Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Are Like

Many people who struggle with addiction want to stop using drugs. However, they’re afraid of the withdrawal symptoms. This is an understandable fear. Drug withdrawal symptoms can be agonizing. Every drug produces different withdrawal symptoms. Individuals also experience withdrawal differently. Understanding withdrawal is important if you’re trying to quit or helping a loved one through…

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Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Some alcoholics avoid addiction treatment because they worry about the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Medically supervised detox makes it possible to give up drinking safely and comfortably. However, many question what exactly is withdrawal like and what happens after?Understanding the Detox TimelineAlcohol depresses the nervous system. In particular, it cuts off communication of neurotransmitters.…

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Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Most people start taking drugs for experimental purposes or in social situations. However, it’s very easy for occasional users to turn into abusers. Once this happens, drug addiction is only a step away. If individuals who develop addictions attempt to stop using drugs, they will experience drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.What Are Drug and Alcohol…