Tapering Off Opiates
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Tapering Off Opiates

With courage and grit, you are ready to begin the process of recovery from opiate dependency or addiction. The path to recovery begins with opiate detox, the critical first phase in taking back control over your life. When approaching opiate…
relationships after rehab
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Do Relationships Get Better after Rehab

One of the most tragic outcomes of active addiction is the damage it does to your primary relationships, especially the one with your partner or spouse. Addiction can take a serious toll on a couple, leaving a long trail of broken promises,…
How to Beat Alcoholism
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How to Beat Alcoholism and Live Your Best Life

Oh, if only there was a magic pill one could take and be done with alcoholism for good. Since there is currently no such miracle pill on the market, beating alcoholism remains a daily challenge for even the most dedicated to overcoming it. You…
Why Are Alcoholics So Mean to the Ones They Love
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Why Are Alcoholics So Mean to the Ones They Love?

Introduction The relationship between alcoholism and anger is legend. Alcohol abuse can instill a false sense of grandiosity, power, and superiority that often results in angry outbursts. Being at the wrong end of these outbursts can be very…
Alcohol Withdrawal Hallucinations
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Alcohol Withdrawal Hallucinations and Psychosis

Introduction Even knowing all the serious consequences that accompany alcohol addiction, many alcoholics will persist in their compulsive drinking just to avoid the detox and withdrawal experience. Understandably, alcohol detox is highly…
Do I have Alcohol Poisoning or a Bad Hang Over
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Do I have Alcohol Poisoning or a Bad Hang Over

Introduction After a night of excessive drinking the morning brings with it the unpleasant effects of a hangover. The intensity of the hangover will be directly related to the amount of alcohol consumed, so symptoms can range dramatically from…
Average Time for Alcohol Detox
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Average Time For Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal

When persistent, excessive consumption of alcohol leads to an alcohol use disorder it can have a negative impact on all aspects of a person’s life. In addition to the well-known adverse health effects, alcohol abuse can damage careers, relationships,…
What Helps with Klonopin Withdrawal
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What Helps with Klonopin Withdrawal

With over 40 million Americans struggling with anxiety disorders it is no wonder that benzodiazepines, such as Klonopin, are so highly prescribed. This classification of drugs, which are sedatives, is used for reducing the effects of anxiety…
fentanyl patch addiction treatment
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Fentanyl Patch Addiction and Treatment Options

Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid derived from morphine, and often marketed under the brand name Duragesic. The drug is very potent, at least fifty times more so than morphine. Fentanyl is typically reserved for cancer patients who…
how to stop drinking alcohol
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How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Safely

On some level of consciousness, we know when we are pushing the envelope on a particular weakness or vice. For some it might be indulging too often in sweets or rich foods, resulting in weight gain and health conditions. For others it might…