Category: Drug Abuse

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

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

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

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

What to Expect During Medical Detox

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be a difficult physical and emotional process. Therefore, knowing what to expect during medical detox is essential to prepare you for the challenges ahead. In this blog post, we will discuss the different phases of medical detoxification (detox) and what you can expect during each one. We will also talk about the importance of seeking professional help during detox to keep you or your loved one safe and comfortable. What is Detox? Medical detox

What Does MDMA Do To Your Body?

MDMA users turn to this synthetic drug for feelings of pleasure, yet may be unaware of how it affects the body in other ways. Even taking low to moderate doses can produce side effects with discomfort. Higher doses can lead to more severe consequences, even death. What is MDMA? MDMA is short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. You may recognize the “methamphetamine” portion of its full name. On the street, the drug gets called by other names, including Molly, Ecstasy, E, X, XTC,

What do Opioids do to the Body?

Opioid abuse has a range of effects on the body. Opioids are typically used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. They may be prescribed following surgery or an injury. Also, prescription opioids may be part of a treatment plan for cancer. Treating chronic pain, such as back pain, is another use of this type of drug. Opioids work to counteract pain by interacting with opioid receptors in the cells. This controls the pain while also producing a relaxed state in the user.