Category: Drug Abuse

Benefits of Short-Term Detox for Addiction

Detox comes in multiple forms, including one attached to an inpatient treatment program. However, short-term, stand-alone detox offers its own set of benefits to move a person in the direction of recovery. As you learn these benefits, you can make informed decisions about starting a medical detox and knowing how to identify the aftercare that’s suited to your needs. What Is Short-Term, Stand-Alone Detox? A short-term detox at a stand-alone facility only focuses on the most urgent needs for a

Planning an Intervention

Before a loved one is ready to accept the need for detox, a need for an intervention may be apparent to you. This kind of action can have a potentially beneficial outcome if it’s carefully planned and executed. If handled poorly, it can negate any chance of motivating your loved one to get to detox anytime soon. So let’s look at some effective ways to plan an intervention with the highest probability of success.    Planning an intervention for a

Dangers of Dabbing

The use of marijuana isn’t new, by any means, but newer forms of it do become available and present risks to users who are unaware of their potential harm. Dabbing is one example of risky substance use. For some people, the terms “dabbing” and “dab” and their associated names may be new, so learning about how they’re used and the dangers of dabbing is helpful. What is a Dab Drug or Dabbing Wax from Cannabis Concentrates? A dab drug or

Dangers of Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

The choice to quit using heroin or any illegal substance is wise, but what becomes critical in safely and successfully stopping using heroin lies with the approach you choose. Without knowing the dangers of quitting heroin on your own, you might be putting your health and well-being in harm’s way. Onset of Serious Health Problems Heroin withdrawal can start 6-12 hours after the last dose. However, these symptoms can last several days without diminishing until a week has passed. Without

Dangers of Combining Benzodiazepines and Alcohol

The risk of harmful drug interactions is why people taking prescription medications must be careful about mixing other substances. For people taking benzodiazepines, alcohol is one of those substances to avoid. If you’ve been prescribed benzos, learning about the effects of drinking while taking them is essential to making safe choices around alcohol use. Effects of Alcohol Use Alcohol’s widespread accessibility makes it an easy substance to obtain and consume. Daily and binge drinking can lead to physical, emotional, and

Is it Safe to Detox at Home?

Detox is an essential first step toward recovery. But is it safe to detox at home or do you need professional help? Before choosing to detox, it’s imperative to understand how the process works and what risks may be involved. Your comfort and safety should be among the factors in the decision-making. The choice to detox at home might come from a familiarity with the setting, a sense of privacy, and a belief that you should be able to end