How Do You Cope with Anxiety When Detoxing from Benzos?

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Coping with withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines can often trigger the same anxiety and stressful feelings you are trying to treat with these drugs. These benzodiazepines work to regulate one’s nerve cell activity, effectively reducing excitement in nerve cells through the work of one’s GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptors. While benzos are used to treat panic and anxiety discourses for short periods of time, many individuals to become dependent on these drugs. Someone that is taking benzos regularly for longer than four months will likely experience the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. These individuals have often been using benzos for several years as […]

Can You Still Take Non-Addictive Medications While in Rehab?

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When people come to rehab, they bring with them their entire health history, and it is common for many people to take medications that are important for their health. For this reason, one of the first questions that people tend to ask our counselors is whether or not they can still take non-addictive medications while in rehab. While the answer to this question varies according to many different factors, the short answer is typically that you can. However, there do tend to be rules and stipulations in place that are designed to protect not just you but everyone who stays […]

What Type of Environment Is There at an Addiction Detox Center?

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Deciding to find an addiction detox center is an important step on your journey to recovery. While you have made the choice to seek assistance, you may find making the decision of what center to choose a challenge. There are several factors involved in choosing an addiction detox center. Depending on your addiction, needs, and goals for recovery, you’ll want to find a detox center that can provide the right environment for you. All individuals searching for rehabilitation need a detox center that can help them through their recovery process. As this process typically includes going through withdrawal symptoms, attending […]

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Will Detox Centers Let Me Take Prescription Medications for My Chronic Illnesses?

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Drug and alcohol addiction affect millions of Americans many of whom are between the ages of 18-35. They come from various ethnic backgrounds and social statuses. Some of them have health conditions or chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease and are required to take prescription medications. A common concern of those who are chronically ill and seeking detoxification for addiction is whether a detox center will let them take their prescription medication. If this concerns you or your loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol dependency, here is what you need to know about this […]

Can You Develop an Addiction to Hydrocodone After Undergoing Major Surgery?

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Hydrocodone is a very potent pain killer. It is used for patients that are in need of around-the-clock pain relief and have not responded well to other treatments. This long-acting medication is part of the opiate family of drugs. It targets certain brain and nervous system receptors in the body that respond to pain. Many people are prescribed this medication after they have had a major surgery. Because of its potency, hydrocodone is extremely addictive. It is very common for people to develop an addiction to it after they have recovered from their medical procedure. They are no longer in […]