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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

How to Identify the Need for Medical Detoxification

By: Rick Hubbard, Executive Vice President of Professional Relations Substance use disorders often begin when someone uses a substance to cope with stress, loss, trauma, or other difficult life events. Continued use of the substances can lead to physical dependence, which means the body becomes used to having the substance in its system and starts to experience withdrawal symptoms without it. Many of the individuals who become physically dependent upon a substance are seeking a way to reverse course and eliminate

Staff Spotlight – Erica Boyce

Erica Boyce – Director of Recovery Care Erica Boyce is a nationally and state Certified Recovery Specialist and Interventionist. She has been trained through Spectrum Recovery as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist and has gone through training with the International Recovery Institute as a Certified Recovery Specialist. She has been trained in A Relational Intervention Sequence for Engagement (the ARISE® Intervention) with Dr. Judith Landau and the Love First Intervention model. She has completed training through the Addictions Academy as

Life after Detox: Importance of Continuing Care

Short-term and long-term goals are part of any effective substance use disorder treatment. Taking the first step towards recovery can begin with going through detox, but sustaining sobriety over a longer period of time requires new tools, support and continuing care options. So let’s look at how continuing care can be part of the larger sobriety plan you put in place before the first day at detox begins.  Once you finish detox, the work to remain in recovery is just

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy: The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox

By: Leslie Carlos, MHA, BSN, RN| Director of Nursing Wernicke’s encephalopathy, also known in the past as wet brain, is a neurological disorder that is caused by a lack of vitamin B1. This can happen when someone is addicted to alcohol and stops drinking abruptly. Without proper medical supervision, this can lead to serious health complications. This blog post will discuss the symptoms of Wernicke’s encephalopathy and the importance of medically supervised detox. When someone with an alcohol addiction stops

Dangers of Crystal Meth

With the widespread use of crystal meth, it’s essential to recognize the signs that someone you know is at risk from it. Crystal meth users face risks from short-term and long-term effects, as well as overdosing and withdrawal symptoms that come with an attempt to quit using. Let’s look at some of the most common dangers of crystal meth and when its time to seek help.  Crystal meth, or methamphetamine, is an illegal drug consumed by snorting, smoking, swallowing, or

Restored Path Detox is Now Open

DALLAS METROPLEX– Origins Behavioral HealthCare has opened the doors of its premier medical detox facility for the Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding metro areas. Restored Path Detox began receiving patients on Monday, August 1, 2022. The brand-new facility will provide state-of-the-art, medically monitored detoxification within a safe, nurturing sanctuary for recovery. Dr. Geri Richardson is the Medical Director for Restored Path Detox. Dr. Richardson is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who has been in

12 Signs You Need Detox

Evaluating your need for recovery help from drugs or alcohol shouldn’t be a complicated task. It’s possible to look at evidence in your life right now that suggests you would benefit from detox. We’ve compiled a list of twelve signs you or someone you love needs detox today. Signs You Need Detox 1. Abusing alcohol or drugs is your priority every day. You think about your next drug dose or drink a great deal of the day. Your preoccupation with

Cocaine’s Effects on Mental Health

Cocaine’s impact on physical health is marked by its changes to the brain, but many people may be less aware of the drug’s effect on their mental health. Some of these effects may be noticeable to long-term cocaine users, even if they don’t necessarily associate the effects with their drug use. Learning some of the primary mental health effects of sustained cocaine use can create a foundation for recognizing the need for medical detox right now. 10 Effects of Cocaine

Withdrawal Timelines: How Long Does It Take to Detox from Different Substances?

There is no one answer to the question of how does long it take to detox from different substances. The length of time required for detox will vary depending on a person’s individual physiology and history of substance abuse. There are, however, some general timelines that can give you an idea of what to expect during detox. In this blog post, we will take a look at the withdrawal timelines for several common drugs, the symptoms you may experience during

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