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5 Reasons to Choose to Detox in a Hospital

If you’ve ever watched a toddler and their parent engaging together, give it about 5 minutes before you hear the phrase “I can do it!” proudly announced. The parent steps...

What Are Some Public Assistance Programs for Detox and Treatment?

Public assistance programs offer financial aid for families and individuals experiencing hardship or those who meet specific eligibility requirements. Funding for these programs is provided through federal and state monies....

Does SelectHealth Help Pay for the Cost of Drug Detox?

A local not-for-profit healthcare insurance company, SelectHealth offers coverage for members residing in Utah and Idaho. Serving around 800,000 members, SelectHealth is integrated with Intermountain Healthcare to offer a full continuum of care for...

What Are Some Medications Used to Treat Addiction?

As a chronic mental health disorder, addiction can be challenging to treat. Similar to chronic physical disorders like asthma and diabetes, the risk of relapse to substance abuse both during...

How Do Drug Withdrawal Tapering Methods Work? 

The development of physical dependence can occur with use and abuse of a number of different medications and with alcohol. Physical dependence is not always associated with abuse and addiction; it can occur...

Do You Need Detox? How to Tell a Loved One

The detox process involves ending a person’s physical dependence on an intoxicating substance, such as alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, while also managing symptoms of withdrawal. This is a very important...

Drug Withdrawal Dangers

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides guidance to the public on every facet of substance abuse, including the withdrawal experience. Withdrawal is a natural process and can be...

Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey vs. Medical Detox

From 1920 to 1933, America witnessed an unprecedented event: Prohibition. Considered a “failed experiment,” the ultimate repeal of Prohibition revealed that many Americans were seriously in favor of having access to...

What are the Benefits of a Medicated Detox?

As the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out, detox alone is never considered to be sufficient to treat addiction. Medical detox should always be immediately followed with extensive addiction treatment services....

Hydrocodone Detox Treatment

Hydrocodone is an opioid drug that is synthesized from codeine.  Codeine is a substance that originates in the Asian poppy plant (as do all opioid drugs). Hydrocodone has similarities to other...

Detox from Nalbuphine

Opiate or narcotic drugs have a tremendous potential to alleviate chronic pain, pain associated with surgery, and other forms of pain; however, they are also drugs that are highly prone...

Detox from Butorphanol 

Butorphanol, also known by the brand name Stadol, is a synthetic opiate or narcotic drug.Other examples of drugs in this class of drugs include morphine, heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin, codeine, and...

Will My Insurance Cover Detox?

Medical procedures and medical treatments are expensive. The cost to get an individual through a withdrawal management program, or detox, is no exception. However, when one considers the alternative, entering a...

How Do Support Groups Help with Treatment?

Addiction is a disease that requires deep commitment, medical attention, and support from many people to overcome. When people decide to enter treatment, they have dedicated themselves to overcoming this chronic...

Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women

Drug and alcohol abuse rarely affects just the individual engaging in the practice. Family members, friends, partners, and coworkers all bear the brunt of their choices. Even society pays for...

Preventing Alcohol Relapse after Treatment

Alcohol appreciates a unique status in the United States. Although alcohol is a drug, it’s legal to manufacture, distribute, and consume it. Alcohol use is incredibly prevalent, and it’s associated...

Alcohol Detox and Treatment

Even though alcohol is legally available for individuals over the age of 21, it is also one of the most abused and potentially dangerous drugs available. According to the National Institute...

What Does a Functional Drug Addict Look Like?

The notion of a “functional drug addict” is actually a contradiction of terms. When anyone uses the term addiction or addict, they are referring to a serious issue with behavior that by definition...

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Management

The physical and mental health risks of substance use are not limited to active use. Distressing symptoms and health risks may also occur once someone quits. The set of symptoms...

Identifying Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms in Pain Management Patients

For purposes of this article, pain will be used according to the definition used by the International Association for the Study of Pain: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with...

Is Medical Detox Necessary for Morphine Withdrawal?

The process of detoxification, or detox, involves the removal of drugs from the system during a period of drug abstinence. The drugs in the system are eliminated over time primarily...

Medical Detox Programs: Choosing the Right One

Detoxing from substances due to an addiction disorder can be an intense and difficult process. It can involve symptoms that are so unpleasant, the very idea of detox acts as...

Detox

When a person is entering substance abuse treatment, there are specific criteria for determining the level of care needed at each treatment stage. These criteria are based on the person’s...

Using Suboxone Detox at Home: Is It Safe?

Suboxone is the brand name of a drug containing buprenorphine, a medication designed to help those addicted to opioids achieve recovery. Opioids like heroin, morphine, and OxyContin are highly addictive....

What You Should Know about Opioid Detox

Opioids – also commonly referred to as opiates – are medications that are primarily used to relieve pain. Common drugs in this class include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine. These medications work by...

Are You Ready for Alcohol Detox?

During alcohol detox, alcohol leaves the body, and the body adjusts to its absence. Alcohol detox is accompanied by withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be life-threatening. Due to the...

When to Choose Medically Supervised Detox

Detoxification, or detox, is the process by which the body rids itself of addictive substances like drugs and alcohol. In some cases, detox is undertaken in an outpatient setting with the...

Alcohol Detoxification Process

Alcohol detoxification, mostly commonly referred to as alcohol detox, is the process by which the body clears all alcohol from its system. This typically involves symptoms of withdrawal, which in the case...

Why Are Replacement Medications Necessary during Detox?

Medications are frequently used during the course of drug and alcohol detox. Several medications have been FDA-approved to treat withdrawal from different substances, as well as to assist in relapse prevention....

Medical Detox Programs for Treating Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the biggest concerns about entering rehab for substance abuse is detox. Giving up drugs or alcohol after a long period of heavy use can lead to uncomfortable symptoms,...

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