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Should I Take Vitamins During Detox?

Drug addiction often causes you to neglect your health. Some drugs, especially stimulants, suppress your appetite, preventing you from getting adequate calories of any kind. Some drugs mask the symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration. Some drugs actually deplete vitamins or prevent them from being absorbed. Alcohol, for example, depletes B vitamins and also causes dehydration.Read More

Risks of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

Most people know about two of the biggest risks of prolonged alcohol abuse– liver disease and car accidents. A liver that has to constantly filter alcohol will not stay healthy for long and everyone knows alcohol impairs one’s ability to drive. Some people decide to drive anyway because alcohol also impairs their ability to judgeRead More

Is Detox Covered by my Insurance?

The first question many people have when they decide to get treatment for addiction is, “How will I pay for it?” Medical detox is a great way to get the drugs out of your system and manage withdrawal symptoms, but it also requires 24-hour medical care, room and board, and medication. The costs can addRead More

Pros and Cons of Regulated MDMA Use

MDMA was discovered in 1912. It was first used to improve psychotherapy in the 1970s, when therapists noticed it made patients more open and less defensive. It became popular as a street drug in the 1980s. Although it was banned in 1985, it has remained a popular party drug. MDMA is a stimulant that increasesRead More

Adderall Addiction Can Be Brutal

Adderall is often considered the drug of choice for overachievers. Adderall is a long-acting amphetamine often prescribed to alleviate the impulsive behavior and short attention span caused by ADHD. Many students without ADHD abuse Adderall because they feel pressure to excel in school, even if it means studying, working on projects, and doing extracurricular activitiesRead More

Is Addiction a Disease?

The idea that addiction is a disease was first made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous. In 1956 the American Medical Association declared alcoholism a disease and the notion has been broadly accepted in the decades since. Thinking of addiction as a disease has several advantages. The first is that it reduced judgment of people struggling withRead More

Make Detox Your First and Last

Detox can be rough. You might feel anxious, nauseous, irritable, shaky, achy and generally terrible. Even with the best care it won’t exactly be pleasant. It might feel like withdrawal will never end. If there’s one sure thing in detox it’s that you don’t want to have to do it again. Here are some waysRead More

How Soon After I Stop Using Do I Need to go to Detox?

You should go to detox as soon as possible after you decide to stop using. In fact, you haven’t actually stopped using until you have been through withdrawal. If you haven’t been through withdrawal, you haven’t quit; you’re just between uses. If you have been through withdrawal, meaning the withdrawal symptoms of your drug haveRead More

How Nature Heals

When you’re in recovery, one of the best things you can do for yourself is spend time in nature. Taking a walk in nature has been repeatedly proven to reduce stress and help people feel calmer. It has been shown to improve many health conditions from diabetes to high blood pressure. Taking a hike onceRead More

Does Adderall Addiction Lead to Other Drugs?

Lately, prescription opioid painkillers have gotten a lot of attention, and with good reason. Opioid painkillers are addictive and addiction to painkillers often leads to an addiction to heroin. A less discussed but more frequently abused prescription drug is Adderall. Adderall is sometimes prescribed for sleep disorders like narcolepsy, but is most commonly prescribed–and, manyRead More