In today’s society, we often look for easy, simple solutions to solve complex problems. Whether it’s drinking a weight-loss shake in hopes of shedding a few extra pounds or taking a pill to resolve uncomfortable feelings of anxiety, we often search for the easy way out because the alternative requires much more from us. Similarly, […]
A pandemic is an interesting time to pursue any major life changes, such as buying a house, starting a new academic program, or getting sober. Although you may recognize that you need help to overcome your addiction, you may also be hesitant to go to detox due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.
The new coronavirus and the illness that it causes, COVID-19, are wreaking havoc on every aspect of life. With more than 352,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 1,324,907 current confirmed cases across the globe, many of us are very aware and even fearful of the negative implications this has on our daily lives.
Opioid abuse and addiction are common in the U.S. and many people try to detox on their own without medical intervention. If you are addicted to prescription opioids or heroin and you’re trying to get sober, you may be searching for help to detox.
During the holidays, the likelihood of alcohol and drug abuse in social situations is much higher and the number of drug and alcohol overdoses increases dramatically.1,2 Although there are many positive things about the season’s celebrations and activities, it can also be a very difficult time for some people. Excessive drinking is often portrayed as […]
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug-related crime, you should know that you’re not alone. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 45.2 percent of all inmates are incarcerated due to drug offenses.1 However, addiction alone is not an imprisonable offense.
Although substance abuse and addiction is a widespread problem, there is a major treatment gap in America. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, less than one percent of Americans get the treatment they need.1 Many of those who do not receive treatment cite finances as one of the major roadblocks.
Klonopin, like many other benzodiazepines, can be a powerfully addictive drug, so quitting isn’t as easy as it sounds. Quitting cold turkey may sound like a great option, but in reality, it can be very dangerous. Fortunately, there are alternative options that are safe, effective, and more comfortable than the cold turkey method.
Drug and alcohol detox is designed to help clients heal physically. However, there are also many facets of detox treatment that promote spiritual and emotional healing, such as H&I meetings. During detox at Briarwood, we host H&I meetings to introduce our clients to the 12-Step Program and connect them with other sober people in recovery. […]
Updated on April 5th, 2021 If you are struggling with alcohol abuse and you’re ready to quit drinking for good, you’ve probably considered detoxing from alcohol at home. Most people who are addicted to alcohol will experience uncomfortable alcohol withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop drinking. Although there are many benefits of quitting alcohol, the […]