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This Can Be Your Last Time in Detox

Detox is not fun. You will likely experience anxiety, nausea, sweating, shaking, and cravings. Or it could be worse. You might have bad withdrawal, which could include fever, confusion, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, or hallucinations. You may lie in bed totally miserable and think that if you could just use again, all this would stop. It’sRead More

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

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

Can You Drink on Antabuse?

Antabuse, or disulfiram, is a medication that is meant to prevent alcoholics in recovery from relapsing by making them violently ill after drinking. It works by blocking an enzyme that your body needs to metabolize alcohol. Instead of metabolizing alcohol normally, the process is interrupted part way, causing the toxic byproduct acetaldehyde to build upRead More

Does Vivitrol Prevent Opioid Relapse?

Vivitrol, or naltrexone, is an opioid antagonist–a medication that blocks opioid receptors in the brain and prevents opioids from working. That means, if you use opioids while receiving Vivitrol injections, the opioid will not relieve pain or get you high. In order to start treatment with Vivitrol, you must detox completely from opioids. If youRead More

8 Safety Concerns of Detoxing at Home Alone

If you’re ready to get clean, the first step is to detox. The best and safest way to detox is at a clinic, under professional care. If for some reason that option isn’t available to you and you want to detox at home alone, here are some safety concerns to plan for. You might relapse.Read More