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What Medications Are Used During Drug Detox?

Drug or alcohol addiction changes the way the body works, the mind thinks, and the individual functions. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as a complex “treatable,...

Selecting a Detox Program: What to Look For

In 2016, approximately 1 out of every 13 people in the United States needed treatment for substance abuse or addiction, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports. One of...

Percocet Detox

A combination of the over-the-counter analgesic acetaminophen and the prescription-strength opioid drug oxycodone, Percocet is a controlled substance with the ability to produce drug tolerance and dependence even in individuals...

Marijuana Detox & Withdrawal

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Marijuana (Weed)? The timeline for marijuana withdrawal varies from person to person. In general, withdrawal symptoms may present within approximately 24-72 hours...

Dangers of Rapid Detox

The development of physical dependence is considered to be a significant symptom of a substance use disorder, although having physical dependence on any drug is neither necessary nor sufficient to...

Ketamine Addiction and Detox Timeline

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that was developed in the 1960s to replace phencyclidine or PCP, a drug that had been used as an anesthetic but was found to be highly...

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?

The body regularly cleans itself of toxins, waste products and other impurities mainly through the liver and excretory system. This detoxification, or “detox” for short, is a natural ongoing process...

Can You Detox at Home?

When individuals make the decision to pursue treatment for drug or alcohol dependence, they’ve likely explored the option to attend a treatment facility, at least for the first step: medical...

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

Medical detox is often the first step in addiction treatment, and generally, it’s believed that once medical detox is complete, the bulk of the physical withdrawal process is over. While...

Understanding Detox

For every person seeking professional help with their recovery, exactly how their course of treatment will progress—including the potentially distressing period of detoxification and accompanying withdrawal to develop in the...

Vicodin Detox and Withdrawal Management

Vicodin is a Schedule II controlled substance that consists of two medications—the primary active component is a synthetic opioid painkiller (hydrocodone) and the other is a fever-reducing analgesic medication that does not...

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