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Detox Admissions Process Walkthrough
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Detox Admissions Process Walkthrough

Addiction treatment specialists at Briarwood are ready to guide and assist you through a simple admissions procedure and individualized detox treatment as soon as you are ready to begin. The following is a step-by-step guide on Briarwood’s tailored admissions process, so you can be prepared and know what to expect from the experience.

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The Timeline of Withdrawal for the Top 5 Most Addictive Substances
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

The Timeline of Withdrawal for the Top 5 Most Addictive Substances

Withdrawal varies from substance to substance and even from person to person. An individual may face severe symptoms if they have been abusing alcohol for most of their life. Or a person facing the beginnings of addiction with their opioid prescription may experience very mild withdrawal symptoms. That being said, there is no universal withdrawal timeline, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most addictive substances to explore their individual withdrawal timelines and symptoms.

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What Medications Are Used to Detox From Opiates
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Medically Assisted Opioid Detox

Opiate withdrawal is a very difficult and potentially devastating process. It’s only natural to try and seek out methods that lessen the severity of symptoms.

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Lonely man drinking after addiction transference.
Alcohol Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

How to Avoid Addiction Transference & Save Yourself

Addiction transference is a condition when a person addicted to one particular drug gets addicted to another, while recovering from the previous drug. It is also called cross-addiction and it is a much more serious problem than being addicted to one drug.

The reasons for this multiple addiction condition are many. Sometimes, people tend to shift to another drug without the knowledge of addiction to it. Sometimes, they find the other drug to give them the same euphoric high as their previous drug. Whatever the reason may be, this condition is not good for one’s health and they should get treated immediately.

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Can You Die From Withdrawal Symptoms - Briarwood Detox Programs
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

Can You Die From Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawals are a difficult but necessary step in any recovery journey. Symptoms can be scary and traumatic, leaving many to wonder if halting their substance use can lead to death. That’s why it’s important to learn how to categorize the different types of withdrawals and identify the dangers.

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happy couple after they detoxed from alcohol
Alcohol Addiction
Shehan Karunaratne

Why Intervention is Important To Start Addiction Treatment

Intervention is a series of steps you take when you find out your friend or loved one is addicted to a drug and can’t seem to get out of that habit. It is a carefully planned process, where you explain the person with addiction, about their condition and present your solution to their addiction problem.

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8 stages of addiction substance abuse
Alcohol Addiction
Rhiannon McKinnon

The 8 Stages of Addiction—Know the Signs

The stages of addiction are a gradual progression that effects over 20 million Americans annually. That may be a staggering number to hear but considering the amount of people with undiagnosed substance abuse disorders, the number should likely be even higher. These 8 stages can help you identify the signs of addiction in yourself or a loved one.

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Detox
Shehan Karunaratne

How to Combat Crystal Meth Addiction?

Crystal meth is a very addictive substance that is being used by many people to get “high”. Unlike crack, another addictive substance crystal meth is a synthetic substance, meaning, it is not naturally grown or available, but made from a mixture of chemicals under laboratory conditions.

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