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What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms?

What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms? man having withdrawal symptoms

Published on August 10th, 2020 During detox, you may experience what is known as drug withdrawal. There is no reason to be fearful of this, as it is a normal part of drug and alcohol detox. However, if you are nervous about the experience, it may help to know what happens during withdrawal and what […]

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse prescription drug boxes on shelf

Prescription drug abuse is much more common than you might think. In 2016 alone, 3.3 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription painkillers (narcotics) and 2.9 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription psychotherapeutics excluding pain relievers. But narcotic abuse is not the only common form of prescription drug misuse. Tranquilizers like Valium […]

How to Stay Sober After Detox

How to Stay Sober After Detox outpatient group session

Completing drug and alcohol detox is the first of several steps in a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Although it may be tempting to just complete detox and assume you’ll be able to stay sober forever, it’s not very likely. Detox alone does little to curb or eliminate addictive behaviors, so it’s extremely important to continue […]

Drug Tolerance: What It Is, How it Develops, and Why It’s Dangerous

Drug Tolerance: What It Is, How it Develops, and Why It’s Dangerous pills in hand

While browsing the Briarwood Detox Center blog, you may come across terms like “dependence,” “addiction,” and “tolerance” often, without truly understanding what they mean or how they relate to your current situation. In this blog, we’ll discuss drug tolerance so you can get a better idea of what you or your loved one is experiencing […]

Are You Addicted to Your Anxiety Medication?

Are You Addicted to Your Anxiety Medication? woman addicted to anxiety medication

It all started with a single prescription. You felt overly anxious and depressed. Everything was difficult—sleeping, eating, and even just waking up in the morning was a chore. This went on for months before your doctor gave you a prescription. Suddenly everything changed. Life was enjoyable again. You were able to sleep and you felt […]

8 Signs Your Loved One Is an Alcoholic

8 Signs Your Loved One Is an Alcoholic man struggling with alcoholism

Alcohol addiction, despite its prevalence, is not always easy to spot. Many high-functioning alcoholics go for weeks, months, and years suffering from addiction before their loved ones even realize it’s a problem. Although full recovery from alcohol addiction can be achieved with the right support, motivation, and behavioral therapy, it is much better to enter […]

Need Fast Drug Detox for a Job Interview? Here’s the Truth

Need Fast Drug Detox for a Job Interview? Here’s the Truth woman rapid detoxing

You’ve been binging on drugs and alcohol for weeks and now you need drug detox fast for a job interview later this week. You know you’re going to be drug tested and you need to pass to get the job. So, what do you do? For some people, rapid detox may seem like the perfect […]

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX map of denton county

Denton County is an affluent, well-populated county in northeast Texas. It’s included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a median household income of $75,649, which is well above the Texas and U.S. median annual income.1,2 Despite these sunny statistics, data shows that opioid overdoses in Denton County have steadily increased between the […]

Houston Heights Coffee Roaster Gives Recovering Addicts a Second Chance

Houston Heights Coffee Roaster Gives Recovering Addicts a Second Chance 9th hour cup of coffee

At 9th Hour Coffee Co., every cup of coffee provides work and mentorship for previously addicted and incarcerated individuals. Trey Rummel, Houston Heights native and founder of 9th Hour Coffee Co., first started his missional coffee roasting business in 2017. Since then, it has grown to encompass three full-time employees and is sustained by several […]

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