Addiction Detox and Recovery Blog

Addiction Detox & Recovery Blog

Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

14% of Americans, age 12 and older, have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The reason may be that when a person uses cocaine, it floods the brain with [...]

May 1st, 2019|

Why You May Not Be Able to Stop Using Drugs on Your Own

You want to stop using drugs – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. The decision to stop is the fundamental step to making a much-needed change. The next step is to set yourself up for success - and there are [...]

April 26th, 2019|

How Do I Know If My Teenager Is Taking Drugs?

Your beautiful, delightful, clever, outgoing teenager has changed. They have become moody and introspective. They won’t talk to you anymore. If they do answer your questions, it’s only a surly one-word answer. Is it teenage hormones that are raging as [...]

April 19th, 2019|

How to Manage Chronic Pain After Opiate Detox

Chronic pain is debilitating, making it difficult to think about anything else. Opioids are usually the go-to for treating chronic pain, but for someone who’s completed opiate detox, they aren’t an option. Fortunately, there are alternatives for pain management for [...]

April 15th, 2019|

4 Things to Look for in a South Florida Detox Facility

For many people, detox is the first step toward recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism. But not all detox centers are the same. Credentialed programs with a proven history of positive outcomes increase your chances of lasting recovery, and below [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Why Detoxing From Benzos Requires a Medical Detox

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” or “benzies,” are prescribed to treat stress-related conditions including anxiety disorders, insomnia, muscle spasms and epilepsy. Drugs like Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam) can be useful when prescribed for legitimate reasons, but they [...]

April 8th, 2019|

4 Reasons to Choose Inpatient Detox

For people who decide to recover from drug or alcohol abuse, some contemplate at-home detox. Although you or someone you care about think you’ll be able to handle the process on your own, you just don’t know what to expect. [...]

March 29th, 2019|

How to Detox From Heroin Safely

When opiates like heroin, codeine, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone are taken for extended periods of time or in excessive amounts, it alters brain chemistry and can lead to dependence or addiction. Heroin’s impact on the brain causes an overwhelming [...]

March 25th, 2019|

The 6 Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

Recovery requires a total lifestyle change, but for a person or loved one of someone who is considering treatment or is early in recovery, a life free from addiction may feel like a million miles away, especially if you’re unsure [...]

March 21st, 2019|

Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey?

For many people who struggle with substance use disorder, quitting abruptly, or “cold turkey,” is appealing because it offers a fresh start that immediately separates a person from the people, places and other reminders of substance use. However, quitting so [...]

March 17th, 2019|