how to find a rehab facility

How to Find a Rehab Facility

Hooray! You have made the important decision to turn your life around by getting help to break free from a drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you have suffered enough of the negative consequences attributable to the addiction, or maybe you can see the writing on the wall and are proactively seeking help. The only thing […]

How long does it take to detox from xanax

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Xanax?

When most people get a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) it is because they are typically going through a difficult period emotionally and need some help managing the excessive stress or anxiety.  The problem with Xanax is that even taking the drug as prescribed can lead to addiction in short order.  Why?  Because tolerance to the […]

seroquel addiction symptoms

Identifying Seroquel Addiction Symptoms

Squirrel, Susie Q, Q-ball, Baby Heroin, and Quell.  These are the street names for an atypical antipsychotic drug called Seroquel.  Any prescription drug with a laundry list of street names is likely a recreational drug of abuse, and Seroquel is no exception.  Originally developed to treat mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder, depression, and […]

Alcohol Detox in Hospital

Alcohol Detox in Hospital vs. Residential Setting

You realize your alcohol addiction has reached a crescendo and you are now ready to confront the detoxification process head on.  Detox and withdrawal from an alcohol addiction is a highly uncomfortable process where the body releases the toxins related to the alcohol that have built up in the body’s tissues.  By ridding the body […]

How Long to Fully Detox from Alcohol

How Long to Fully Detox from Alcohol

When facing the prospect of getting treatment for an alcohol use disorder, the thought of going through the detox stage can be somewhat daunting.  Obviously, no one looks forward to experiencing discomfort.  Fortunately, this initial hurdle, one that is essential to getting the help needed, need not be dreaded as medical professionals can assist with […]

symptoms of OD on Xanax

Symptoms of OD on Xanax and Detox Options

It is very common for someone who is going through a particularly stressful life event to rely on Xanax (alprazolam) to help smooth out the edges.  Xanax is a go-to medication that is prescribed for individuals struggling with anxiety or panic disorder.  By slowing down the central nervous system and reducing the abnormal excitement levels […]

Opioid Dependence Rehabilitation

Opioid Dependence Rehabilitation

Overcoming an opioid or opiate dependency may seem like an impossible dream during active addiction.  The body literally demands constant replenishment of the drug just to be able to get through the day without horrible withdrawal symptoms surfacing.  But the truth is, people are making their way well into recovery from an opioid dependency each […]

clonazepam withdrawal symptoms list

Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms List

Clonazepam, under the brand name of Klonopin, is a tranquilizer often prescribed to aid individuals who suffer from panic attacks or seizures.  Clonazepam is in the benzodiazepine family of Schedule IV drugs that happen to be highly addictive, so should only be prescribed for a short-term period. Unfortunately, the drug also produces a euphoric high […]

hand sanitizer addiction

Getting Treatment for Hand Sanitizer Addiction

It is seriously mind blowing to think of someone deliberately drinking hand sanitizer to get high.  But, just as teens may drink cough syrup or inhale cleaning fluids from a can, some have discovered hand sanitizers as the source of a potential high.  And it isn’t just teens who are imbibing these products, adults, too, […]

How long does Fentanyl Stay in Your System

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System

If you are wondering what drug could possibly be more dangerous than heroin, the resounding answer is fentanyl.  In fact, in 2016 overdose deaths that involved fentanyl totaled over 20,000, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control.  Fentanyl related deaths represented the sharpest increase among all the drugs involved in overdose death.  Fentanyl is […]