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Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Xanax is commonly used in the US by doctors to treat psychological disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks. Addiction begins when someone uses Xanax as a recreational drug or consumes higher doses than their doctor’s directions. If you or someone you care about struggles with Xanax addiction, help is available at Atlanta Detox…

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What to Expect After Drug Detox

Drug detox is the first step towards addiction recovery. For many, it is also the hardest. Starting detox can be overwhelming, emotional, and anxiety-inducing, especially if you don’t know what to expect. At the same time, it can be unnerving not knowing what to expect after detox is over. Luckily, drug detox centers around the…

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Is it Safe to Detox from Home?

Detox can be the most difficult time in early recovery. Unfortunately, addiction stigmas leave many people to try to quit using drugs and alcohol on their own. Is it safe to detox from home? More often than not, at-home drug detox is dangerous and ineffective. The safest way to detox from drugs or alcohol is…

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How to Prepare for Inpatient Detox Treatment

Finding the right addiction recovery program isn’t always easy. It can be challenging to understand and weigh treatment options, costs, and the time you really need for recovery. Making the right choice for you and your loved ones is essential. When it comes to types of recovery programs, inpatient or residential addiction treatment provides the…

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How Long Does Medical Detox Take?

Alcohol and drug addiction affect people in different communities across the country. Unfortunately, there are many stigmas around addiction and recovery that prevent people from seeking help. Many people try to detox from drugs or alcohol at home. This “cold turkey” approach often leads to relapse, other drug use, and overdose. Medical detox is the…

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How Opiates Affect Your Body Physically

America is currently experiencing an opiate crisis. Originally derived from opium, natural opiates like morphine and heroin are euphoric painkillers. Today, synthetic opiates, known as opioids, have the same effect and are prevalent across the country. Both drugs are highly addictive, and many people may take an opioid, like OxyContin, and switch to heroin because…

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When to Get Help for Heroin Cravings and Withdrawal

Heroin is a highly addictive opioid that causes euphoria for many people who use it. Like most commonly abused substances, heroin addiction impacts people’s lives and health negatively. If your heroin use has become an addiction, you will experience certain unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you stay away from it for a few hours. You will…

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How Long Does Opioid Withdrawal Last?

Research shows there’s an opioid epidemic in America, with millions of Americans addicted to opioids. The truth is that many people in this category have tried to quit opioid abuse but failed. This is because a person already addicted to opioids will experience withdrawal effects when they don’t use the drug. But, how long does…

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What Do Physical Signs of Heroin Use Look Like

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is derived from morphine. It is usually injected, snorted, or smoked, and users experience euphoric feelings when people take it. To sustain this feeling, they consume more and more quantities of heroin. Regular consumption of this substance will cause their bodies to develop a dependence on the substance.…

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How Long Does Meth Withdrawal Last

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, is a stimulant drug consumed through injection or smoking. It is a fast-paced drug that can spend up to eight hours in your system. Meth heightens your physical activity and mental alertness. Users of meth often experience severe withdrawal symptoms because of its highly addictive nature. To counter those…