Relapse Risks Associated with DIY Alcohol Detox

Relapse Risks Associated with DIY Alcohol Detox

The value demonstrated through professional detox programs has been well documented by respected research organizations across the world. But the dissemination of research data online has led to a troubling trend – DIY detox. Many are now taking a “do it yourself”...

Which Drugs Have The Worst Detox Side Effects?

When people decide to deal with their substance addiction, one of the most common questions they have is about the side effects they will experience as they detox. Cleansing is the vital first step to becoming healthy that occurs after a person stops using drugs or...

Will I Still Have Alcohol Cravings Once the Detox Is Complete?

Will I Still Have Alcohol Cravings Once the Detox Is Complete?

When someone enters alcohol rehab, one of their first concerns may be whether or not they will have alcohol cravings once the detoxification process is complete. It’s clear that the first few months of alcohol rehabilitation are critical - being alcohol free during...

How to Take the First Step to Addiction Detox

How to Take the First Step to Addiction Detox

The first step towards living a healthier and happier life begins with finding a detoxification program that completely suits your needs. Once you have evaluated your options and found an inpatient drug detox program provided in a setting that will be most comfortable...

What to Expect When Cleansing from Opiates

What to Expect When Cleansing from Opiates

Going through withdrawal from opiates can be a difficult process, but it is ultimately one that leads to a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life. When going through a medically-monitored cleanse, it can be helpful to understand what to expect and begin to...

Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Alcohol Relapse

Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Alcohol Relapse

Sobriety and successful addiction recovery requires work. Many patients, upon completing their treatment for alcohol abuse are concerned about the possibility of a future relapse. Here are a few tips that may be helpful in avoiding a relapse. Be Proactive It's...

Common Steps in the Coke Cleanse Process

Common Steps in the Coke Cleanse Process

Cocaine abuse, like other stimulant drugs, is known to increase the heart rate, blood pressure, energy levels and body temperature while decreasing appetite and the need for sleep. The chemical effect it has on the brain and on the body takes time to reverse. Many...

Hidden Signs of Alcohol Abuse and How to Address Them

Hidden Signs of Alcohol Abuse and How to Address Them

Recognizing a problem with alcohol abuse in yourself or a member of your family is not always easy.  As drinking alcohol is quite common in our social culture today, it is often difficult to identify the hidden signs that social drinking has risen up the chart to the...

How to Support a Family Member Going Through Detox

How to Support a Family Member Going Through Detox

There is no doubt that having a family member with a substance abuse problem is very difficult and has an effect on the entire family.  However, just as the family can be devastated by having to watch a loved one go through an illness like this, they can also...

What Is The Normal Alcohol Detox Timeline?

What Is The Normal Alcohol Detox Timeline?

While there is no set chart on alcohol detoxification timelines, there are some guidelines that have been based on extensive data and research over many years of alcohol abuse treatment. These can be broken down into segments or stages of the process. Early Stage...