Tag Archives: Detox Process

Benzodiazepines: Is There a Cure for Benzo Addiction?
People struggling with addiction to benzodiazepines (commonly called “benzos”) often wonder, “Is there a cure for benzo addiction?” To answer this, it is essential to understand how benzos affect the human body. Benzo addiction is potentially life-threatening, so it’s crucial to acknowledge the risks that come with suddenly stopping usage. It’s also sensible for individuals looking for benzo addiction help to see what a place like Elevate Addiction Services has to offer. Overcoming Benzo Addiction Benzodiazepines are neurological depressants typically prescribed to manage conditions such as: Anxiety Panic disorders Muscle spasms Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal (in rare cases) Some of the most common brands of benzos include: Ativan Xanax Valium Klonopin While these medications can ...

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab
When deciding to quit antidepressants, many people struggle to get off the medication because of withdrawal symptoms, a concurrent drug or alcohol addiction, and worries about leading a happy normal life without medication. Under the umbrella of prescription drug rehab, Elevate Addiction Services offers help and healing for safely and effectively getting off antidepressants and starting a new life. Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome occurs when a patient quits using an antidepressant suddenly. Within a couple of days, the patient can experience a host of symptoms, including: Vivid dreams Flu-like symptoms, such as achy muscles and chills Headaches Fatigue Anxiety and irritability Return of depression symptoms, sometimes worsening Nausea Electric ...

Stimulant Addiction Treatment
Stimulants Abuse and Addiction Oftentimes, drug abuse and addiction begins with a simple prescription. Medications prescribed for ADD, ADHD, weight loss and narcolepsy are classified as stimulants and carry a high risk of dependency and abuse. Stimulants are drugs that increase the body’s activity in some way. They temporarily increase mental alertness and physical energy. This pleasurable feeling is highly addictive. In a person with ADHD, stimulant prescription drugs can have a calming and focusing effect. In a person who does not have ADHD, these drugs have the opposite effect. There is a debate as to whether medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse are ...

Expert Corner: How to Find the Motivation for Detox and Rehab
I’m tired of how my life is going. I hate myself half the time, but I don’t think I can do rehab. Every time I’ve had to go without heroin for any length of time, it has been awful. I mean seriously awful. Like I didn’t know that kind of pain and stress existed. If I do rehab, I’m going to have to detox. And that scares the hell out of me. But I also know how weak I am. And the thought of relapsing and then having to go through detox more than once would be a complete nightmare. ...

All the Wrong Reasons People Try to Detox at Home
Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the body and mind. After acknowledging the problem exists, the first step toward sobriety is detoxification, the process of removing the drugs and alcohol from a person’s system after their final dose or last drink. During this time, the symptoms of withdrawal are at their peak, as is the chance of fatal medical complications. Elevate Addiction Services wants everyone struggling with addiction to understand the importance of medical intervention during detox, and to avoid the temptation to try to save money by trying home detox. Why Would Anyone Choose Home Detox? Despite the risks, many people with substance abuse ...