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Posts tagged ‘drug detox’

Detox and the Family

Written on: June 4th, 2010 By:

Family of people struggling with the disease of addiction often find themselves feeling confused and helpless, wishing the substance use would stop as soon as possible. However, this may not be in anyone’s best interests. Abrupt abstinence has certain risks, including withdrawal symptoms with serious medical repercussions. Many people need to be admitted to a […]


Drug Rehab Center

Written on: May 18th, 2009 By:

Drug Rehab Center Researching a drug rehab center isn’t something you’re likely to do until it’s absolutely necessary. There are hundreds of options available and people tend to first research drug rehab centers that are close to home. This is common for purposes of convenience but considering a drug rehab center away from familiar places, […]


Drug Rehab Facilities

Written on: May 18th, 2009 By:

Drug Rehab Facilities There are so many drug rehab facilities to choose from you may have a difficult time finding the right one for you. Drug rehab facilities may offer inpatient, outpatient, medical care, clinical care, holistic facilities or 12-step support groups. The disease of addiction is complicated and addressing it requires a comprehensive approach. […]


Drug Rehab Laguna Beach

Written on: May 15th, 2009 By:

Drug Rehab Laguna Beach When it comes to choosing drug rehab in Laguna Beach, California, the most effective, affordable and comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program available is a short drive down Pacific Coast Highway to SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point. Drug rehab in Laguna Beach is costly but you can receive the same amenities […]


Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Written on: March 20th, 2009 By:

Symptoms of Drug Addiction Those who struggle with drug addiction often try to hide their addiction for as long as possible.  Occasional use of drugs can often be concealed and even drug abuse may be hidden for a limited time.  However, once drug abuse has crossed the line into drug addiction, it’s only a matter […]


Drug Addiction Withdrawal

Written on: March 11th, 2009 By:

Drug Addiction: Withdrawal Drug addiction is a serious problem that affects everyone it touches, not just the person struggling with it.  The person struggling with drug addiction may be in such denial that oftentimes it may require an intervention in order to get a loved one into drug rehab treatment. Quite often it’s the fear […]


Drug Addiction and Drug Overdose

Written on: March 9th, 2009 By:

Drug Addiction: Drug Overdose There are many elements that require definition when talking about drug addiction.  What is the difference between drug abuse and drug addiction?  Why does a person struggling with drug addiction need to seek professional help at a drug rehab facility?  Why is cold turkey an unacceptable method for drug detoxification?  The […]


Drug Detox

Written on: September 30th, 2008 By:

Detox is probably the most dreaded part of alcohol and drug rehab. Detox is the physical withdrawal of the substance from the human body and for certain substances, can be very dangerous and requires medical monitoring. Depending on the substance of abuse, detox symptoms can range from excessive sleep for numerous days to seizures, blackouts, […]


Pharmacotherapy is one type of therapy that is important in a drug rehabilitation program. It uses medications such as buprenorphine and methadone to tone down one’s drug dependency. These medications stabilize the patient’s opioid system and thus are effective in reducing drug and substance dependence. Another type of therapy involves alcohol detox. It is based […]