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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

What Are the Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal?

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine, prescribed frequently to people who suffer from anxiety or panic disorders. Xanax works fast and this means withdrawal symptoms begin quickly and severely. Learn more about the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal and how to seek help for the symptoms. Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Most people will start to feel symptoms withinRead More

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

In addiction recovery, post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a normal occurrence that addicts and alcoholics experience after going through the first stage of acute withdrawal. Acute withdrawal starts when the addict or alcoholic stops using or drinking, and can last for several weeks thereafter. This stage can be quite intense, and even deadly in some cases.Read More

What Really Detoxes When You Withdraw from Alcohol

The liver is a well-known component of alcohol detox, but there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. Alcohol abuse heavily impacts the entire body, and when it is taken away, everything goes haywire. Over time, alcohol “soaks” the important neurological pathways that deal with the neurotransmitters GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. AlcoholRead More

When Cravings Hit, What Should I Do?

Cravings are a pesky part of recovery, but as long as you don’t give into them, you are doing sobriety perfectly. In early recovery, cravings may seem like a never-ending occurrence, but just know, they will get better. With time, cravings lessen, sobriety gets easier, and life is simpler. Until then, it’s a good ideaRead More

What Shouldn’t I Say to Someone Going Through Withdrawals?

If you have never experienced withdrawal from drugs or alcohol, it is impossible to fully understand what it is like. This goes for many experiences in life; if you haven’t gone through childbirth, it’s impossible to put yourself into the shoes of someone that has. It is for this reason, that you should never negateRead More

Less Common Medication Addictions

Drugs such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, and opiates are most commonly discussed in terms of treatment, but there are a slew of other addictions that don’t get as much attention in the media. If a drug has a potential for abuse, you can bet treatment centers across the country have treated patients for it. SomeRead More