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How Many Drinks Per Week is Too Many?

It’s not uncommon to tell a little white lie when your doctor asks you how much you drink. Unfortunately, avoiding a candid response may mask some of the health risks you’re already facing. The CDC provides guidelines for drinking in moderation, with one drink or less per day for women and two drinks or less per day for men. The weekly maximum total drawn from this recommendation is 7 drinks for women and 14 drinks for men. This figure doesn’t mean

How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Oxycodone?

In the award-winning limited TV series Dopesick, the speed of how quickly someone can become addicted to the opioid oxycodone is a large part of the story told through fictional characters. At the same time, the story accurately reflects the real risks of developing a substance use disorder from this form of medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Understanding the timeline of oxycodone addiction and recognizing the symptoms early is essential for lowering your risk of experiencing harmful,

Side Effects of Long-Term Tramadol Use

Long-term tramadol use can lead to numerous health risks, including addiction. All potent pain relievers come with some risk level, and tramadol is no different. This drug is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is intended for short-term use typically. Continuing its use long-term can create additional health risks. Knowing those potential risks and when detox is necessary can be valuable information for you or someone you know who’s been using the drug for an extended period. While

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Meth withdrawal symptoms can make ending drug use feel impossible for some people. These symptoms include severe depression, paranoia, and hallucinations. Meth users who inject the drug tend to have longer, more intense experiences with withdrawal symptoms. As the symptoms can remain for weeks, the risk of relapse is high without medical detox and treatment. Methamphetamine users know the drug doesn’t leave the body quickly. It remains in the blood up to two days after use, in the urine for

Restored Path Detox Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

DALLAS METROPLEX – Restored Path Detox is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Restored Path Detox underwent a rigorous two-day onsite review on November 7-8, 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with quality standards spanning

Staff Spotlight – Aaron Stacey

Admissions Specialist What brought you to the field of addiction treatment? What brought you to Restored Path Detox?  It was financial circumstances in early recovery that brought me to the field of addiction. I was poor and was offered a job as a live-in house manager for a local sober living. There, I realized that this was my calling despite my best efforts to avoid working in the field due to it being the one thing most people in early

With a Good Team, Anything is Possible

Alison Watros — Executive Director A good team can make all the difference in the quest for success. This is as true for businesses as it is for baseball or a multidisciplinary team in a detox setting. With this in mind, we wanted to ensure we put together the best team for Restored Path Detox so that we could create the highest opportunities for success in long-term recovery for our patients.   Our goals for Restored Path Detox led our

Why Choose Restored Path Detox in Dallas?

Looking for detox in Dallas? How you measure the value of a detox program will come from what you consider most valuable in getting the services you need. With that in mind, there is some common ground on what makes any detox program most appealing. Let’s look at both the benefits of a short-term detox and what should be shaping your decision to choose the one you do. Restored Path Detox in Dallas provides a safe place to detox from

Signs of Overdose

Recognizing signs of overdose and knowing how to respond quickly saves lives. As warning signs vary from drug to drug, it’s helpful to know the unique symptoms that appear in different types of substances. Let’s look at signs of overdose in various commonly misused substances and what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing.  Getting people to medical care services after an overdose is essential. If you suspect someone has overdosed, call 911 immediately and remain with the person

Carry Narcan to Prevent Overdose Deaths

The ongoing opioid epidemic is a significant concern in the United States. Unfortunately, more and more people are dying from overdoses each year, and we all must do our part to help. One way to help prevent overdose deaths is by carrying Narcan (naloxone). This drug can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of carrying Narcan, how to use it in case of an overdose, and