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Is Spice Detox Dangerous?

Spice is the name for a synthetic designer drug that is intended to mimic THC, the main active ingredient of marijuana. This is typically a mix of herbs and manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects. These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in a marijuana plant. Spice is not safe andRead More

What Are the Effects of Meperidine Withdrawal?

Withdrawal is a set of predictable symptoms that occur after abrupt discontinuation of Meperidine. If you stop a dose after repeated long use, there will be withdrawal symptoms of varying severity. Symptoms may be physical or psychological. Withdrawal is a sign of physical dependence. To combat this, learn more about Meperidine withdrawal and what canRead More

How Does Heroin Detox Work?

Heroin is a synthesized derivative of the opiate poppy. This highly addictive, recreational drug induces a euphoric state. Death is a real danger from overdose, impure heroin, or other substances added to it to adulterate the drug. Exposure to HIV and hepatitis B and C are also very real risks. It is one of theRead More

What is the Length of Time for Vicodin Detox?

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller made from a semisynthetic opioid, hydrocodone, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is used to support people with pain that goes from moderate to severe and generally for short-term use only. People who have surgery use it to aid in recovery. Vicodin is not intended for use long-termRead More

What Happens in Detox?

When a person looks to get off opioids, such as heroin, Oxycodone, Suboxone, and Methadone, the idea of going through detox and dealing with the symptoms of withdrawal can be a huge barrier. This is even worse if a person has gone through addiction withdrawal in the past. The idea of confronting physical dependence isRead More

What is Addiction and Detox from Cough Syrup All About?

Codeine is a prescription opioid drug that works to treat mild pain symptoms. It also acts as a cough suppressant but has a high rate of abuse, garnering it a spot on the Schedule III list of closely monitored drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). find out why addiction to codeine, found in coughRead More

What is Supervised Detox All About?

Letting go of the old ways of living life is hard. Probably harder than most people think. It is one part mental, one part physical, one part spiritual. When all those parts of yourself are finally tired of living with addiction, rehab is often the next step. Some people fear the detox stage but knowingRead More

What Should I Expect in the 1st Week of Alcohol Detox?

If you are considering checking into medical detox, you may already have an idea of what it feels like to not have a drink for a little while. In roughly 6 to 8 hours after your last drink, you may start getting symptoms like the shakes, sweats, nausea, and heart palpitations, amongst others. These symptomsRead More

Detox: What Can I Expect?

The word, “detox” sounds quite frightening to anyone addicted to alcohol, drugs, nicotine, or anything else we’ve put in our body. If you’re considering coming into our detox center, try to think of the detoxification of your body like a new start. Cleansing your body of all the chemical pollutants is vital to begin theRead More