6 Reasons to Detox in a Medical Facility Instead of At Home

6 Reasons to Detox in a Medical Facility Instead of At Home client detox at treatment center

Updated on March 24th, 2021 So you’ve made the choice to get clean. Congratulations! Choosing to seek help is the first step to building a healthy, fulfilling life, free from addictive substances. Now, what’s next?

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl Abuse?

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl Abuse? fentanyl pills

Updated on August 11th, 2020  According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) have become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the U.S.1 Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 10 times more powerful than heroin and 50 times more powerful than morphine. It is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol and Drug Overdose

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol and Drug Overdose pills on a table

Updated on December 17th, 2020 Despite the mortality associated with guns, car accidents, and falls, there is one thing that causes more deaths: drug overdose.1 In 2015, a total of 52,404 people died as a result of a drug overdose.2 Although the statistics are shocking, what’s worse is that this overwhelming loss of life was […]

Why Traveling for Detox Treatment May Be the Right Choice for You

Why Traveling for Detox Treatment May Be the Right Choice for You person traveling to get treatment

Updated on August 10th, 2020 Choosing a detox center can be an overwhelming process for both clients and their families. There are countless factors to consider, from the quality of treatment and amenities to payment options, and more. Although the prioritization of these factors will be different for everyone, it may help if you take […]

Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

In movies, books, and popular media, college students are typically portrayed as crazy party-goers who binge drink every weekend and participate in promiscuous sexual activities. Unfortunately, this portrayal may hit a little too close to home. While it’s a well-known fact that college students drink alcohol, oftentimes the negative consequences of college alcohol abuse are […]

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism?

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism? alcohol and drugs on the table

There are many misconceptions about alcoholism, binge drinking and safe drinking habits in general, but a lack of education is not an excuse for continuing unhealthy drinking behaviors. If you are concerned that you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol abuse, knowing the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism can help you […]

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

Drug and alcohol overdose is an increasing health problem in the United States. If you have recently completed a detox program in Austin, you may be at advanced risk for relapse and overdose. Before we get into some preventative tips, let’s first discuss the basics of overdose, symptoms to look for, and risk factors after […]

How to Prepare for Detox?

How to Prepare for Detox?

Many people find the help they need at a detox or rehab facility for drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, in 2015, about 3.5 million adults received substance use treatment in the last year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last? graphics of common withdrawal timelines

Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs? prescriptions opioids on shelves

Updated on August 11th, 2020 It all started after your back surgery. Your doctor prescribed some pain medication and you took it regularly, as prescribed. Every once in a while, you felt like you needed a little more, so you popped an extra pill or two. A few weeks later you found yourself back in […]

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