Will My Treatment Center Have a Detox Program? Contrary to popular belief, the journey to recovery does not begin at a drug treatment center: it starts with a detox program. Recent times have seen most inpatient treatment centers to hold a detoxification period almost a prerequisite for potential clients who wish to enter treatment. This [...] Read More
Treatment for alcohol dependence or alcoholism typically begins with detoxification, also known as alcohol detox, which is the complete cessation of alcohol consumption. Alcohol has consistently remained to be the most abused substance throughout history. Alcohol abuse, on varying levels of severity on the alcohol use disorder spectrum, affects around 10 percent of women and [...] Read More
Addiction Detox Treatment is essentially the first step in recovery from addiction, especially that from opiates. Many individuals battling addiction often underestimate the importance of undergoing detox in an inpatient setting. In fact, patients undergoing detox endure physical pains of various intensities and extremely uncomfortable, or even life-threatening, withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved [...] Read More
In 2015, reportedly 20.5 million Americans aged 12 and older had a substance use disorder. Out of this population, 2 million individuals were abusing prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin. An estimated 23 percent of individuals who use heroin develop an opioid addiction.  Opioid is the category of [...] Read More
Our nation faces an addiction epidemic. Fortunately, our understanding of the causes and consequences of addiction is improving, and there are more advanced and accessible treatment methods than ever before. Regardless of the avenue for recovery, the first hurdle for those with chemical addictions is detoxification: the process of the body ridding itself of the [...] Read More
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