Tag Archives: Withdrawal

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 ...

How Long Is Rehab for Heroin Addiction?
The Timeline of Rehabilitation and Recovery for Heroin Addiction People struggling with heroin addiction, and their loved ones, have many questions about recovery. One of the first questions is likely to be, “How long should a heroin addict stay in rehab?” The answer to this question is different for every case, as no two people experience heroin addiction the same way. For some, detox and rehab are fulfilling and effective, and cravings taper off fairly quickly after treatment. For others, prolonged heroin withdrawal is a harsh reality. The first step in figuring out how long rehab will last is to understand the heroin ...

How Can I Stop Binge Drinking? Help for Alcohol Abuse Before Dependency and Alcoholism
Binge drinking: Males consuming 5 or more drinks in one sitting and females consuming 4 or more. Binge drinking may start (somewhat) innocently enough, but when left unchecked, continued binge drinking leads to increased risk of dependency and alcoholism. In addition to addiction, the risk of developing alcohol-related health problems are heightened for binge drinkers. Consuming high levels of alcohol can result in memory problems, car accidents, alcohol poisoning and premature death, just to name a few consequences. Binge Drinking and Addiction Alcohol dependency affects people in different ways. For instance, a business executive may not drink during the day but drink too much ...

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 ...

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. ...

First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms
Going from addiction to sobriety is best thought of not as an event, but as a journey. Initially, the focus of attention is on rehab: Is rehab really necessary? If so, what kind and for how long? Rehab is thought of as the place where people get sober and turn their lives around, and this is true. It’s also true that the recovery process continues for several months after leaving an addiction rehab center. This is why it’s so important to select a drug and alcohol treatment center that has an addiction recovery program that is designed to help clients learn how to ...