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How to Choose the Best Alcohol Detox Center for Your Needs
After Detox
Rhiannon McKinnon

How to Choose the Best Alcohol Detox Center for Your Needs

When you are ready to get help for your alcohol addiction, choosing the right detox center is an important step. There are many different types of detox centers, and each one has its own unique approach to detoxification. It is important to research each type of detox center to find the one that is best for your individual needs.
In this article, we will discuss different types of detox centers, what to look for in a quality detox center, and how to make your decision. By the end of this article, you will have all the information you need to choose the best detox center for your needs.

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How To Detox From Drugs And Alcohol: A Comprehensive Guide
After Detox
Rhiannon McKinnon

How To Detox From Drugs And Alcohol: A Comprehensive Guide

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be a difficult and uncomfortable process. However, it is a necessary step in the recovery process. The goal of detox is to rid the body of all traces of drugs and alcohol, allowing the individual to start fresh with a clean slate.

Detox can be done at home or in a professional setting, such as a rehab facility. The method of detox will vary depending on the individual’s situation and needs. However, all detoxes share the same goal: to rid the body of drugs and alcohol.

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An Essential Guide To Safely Detoxing From Drugs And Alcohol
After Detox
Rhiannon McKinnon

An Essential Guide To Safely Detoxing From Drugs And Alcohol

The first step in any kind of addiction recovery is detoxing from the substance or substances to which you are addicted. This can be a difficult and dangerous process, especially if you try to detox on your own. That’s why it’s important to have a professional team to help you through the process.

There are a number of different detox methods available, and the best one for you will depend on your unique situation. It’s important to find a method that is safe and effective so that you can start your recovery journey on the right foot.

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Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Types of Withdrawal Syndrome—How to Cope and Keep Moving Forward

Anyone who has been through substance use and addiction knows how difficult it can be. But with time and support, users can learn to manage their addictions and lead happier healthier lives. Even the most resolute of us can be swayed back into active use to relieve withdrawal symptoms. This is known as Withdrawal Syndrome. 

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Signs of Substance Abuse That You Might Not Know
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Signs of Substance Abuse That You Might Not Know

The signs and symptoms of substance abuse can be difficult to identify. If a family member, friend, or romantic partner uses drugs or alcohol in secret, it’s more difficult to recognize the problem. However, the earlier you catch an individual showing signs of substance abuse, the better chance you have at helping that person get treatment sooner rather than later. Here are some of the most common signs that someone might be abusing substances:

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Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths
Detox
Rhiannon McKinnon

Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths

More than 165 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In some like Ohio, the number of deaths due to opioids more than tripled between 2010 and 2015. Synthetic opioid overdoses are on the rise because they are so much stronger than natural opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Lortab). They can be even stronger than natural opioids because they can be manufactured in laboratories instead of being produced by plants as with natural opioids. Read on for more information about synthetic opioid overdose prevention and how you can help save lives.

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Fixed-Schedule vs Symptom-Triggered Dosing in Drug Detox Treatment
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Fixed-Schedule vs Symptom-Triggered Dosing in Drug Detox Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment, most programs insist on fixed-schedule dosing. But how many different ways are there to administer dosage of detox medications in addiction treatment? Two of the most common methods are fixed-schedule and symptom-triggered dosing. In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of symptom-triggered vs fixed-schedule dosing in addiction detox treatment.

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Tips for A Successful Thanksgiving When You've Got a Newly Sober Family Member at the Table
After Detox
Rhiannon McKinnon

Tips for A Successful Thanksgiving When You’ve Got a Newly Sober Family Member at the Table

If you’ve ever invited a recovering addict to your home for the holidays, you know that it can be a risky proposition. One moment of weakness could lead your loved one right back to active addiction. What makes Thanksgiving especially risky? It’s the perfect storm of stressors — travel, extended family, toasting with alcohol, and the pressure of perfection. But there are ways to mitigate risk and make it a positive experience for everyone. Here are some ways that you can support your loved one in recovery while helping them feel included at Thanksgiving dinner.

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