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Cocaine Detox and Withdrawal: Symptoms and Risks

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 5.3 million Americans used cocaine at least once in the past year. While not everyone who uses cocaine develops an addiction, the NSDUH reported that around 1.4 million people in the U.S. meet the criteria for cocaine addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling to control your cocaine use, you may have a chemical or psychological

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Alcohol Detox Stages: How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?

Alcohol is among the most widely used drugs in the United States. An estimated 133.1 million people had a drink in the last month alone.¹ Thankfully, most people are responsible about their alcohol consumption. They have a drink while out on a date or at a gathering with friends and cut it after one or two. Unfortunately, some have a harder time managing their drinking. In the U.S., 21.5% of

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Detox Meaning

The word detox is widely associated with eliminating foods or chemicals from your diet that you feel negatively impact your health. Among people with substance use disorders, the word has an entirely different meaning. When you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency, detoxification is the first step on the road to sobriety and recovery. It can also be one of the most challenging parts of getting clean. Here’s what

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What Are the Signs That My Body Is Detoxing?

When you decide to make a change and get clean from a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s a multistep process that presents unique challenges along the way. The first step towards a life of sobriety starts with completely flushing and eliminating toxins from your system — more commonly known as detoxing. If you have never experienced the process before, it can be difficult to identify how far along you are

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Can You Smoke While Detoxing?

Quitting smoking is an extremely difficult task, and even successful people spend many years fighting their urges. Successful detoxification takes dedication and effort, and while it is a good idea to have methods of reducing stress and anxiety, addictive and unhealthy practices like smoking can make it more difficult to detox successfully. That being said, many people entering detox programs need to smoke, and some places provide designated locations where

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Can You Get a Fever From Detoxing?

Can abstaining from alcohol or other substances cause you to get a fever or two? If you’re undergoing alcohol treatment programs or detoxing from drugs or smoking, you might experience a fever or two as the substance exits your system. Are these fevers a cause for concern? What should you do if other symptoms accompany them? Fevers may be common symptoms in many situations, but it’s important not to ignore

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Can Detoxing Cause Bleeding?

Whether you’re just starting a medically supervised withdrawal program or in the midst of your detox, individuals must be keenly aware of their body’s reactions throughout the process. For many, detoxification programs lead to a few basic side effects that don’t indicate any severe harm, but it’s hard for one to pass off bleeding as just a simple side effect. Can your detox cause bleeding? How worried should you be

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How To Ease Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax: An Introduction One of the most widely used prescription drugs in the benzodiazepine category, Xanax is a medication that decreases abnormal excitement in the brain and produces a calming sensation. Xanax, which is the brand name for the generic drug alprazolam, is designed for individuals who struggle with anxiety and panic disorders. It is a controlled substance, which means it can be extremely addictive and should only be used

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What Do Detox Drinks Do?

Detox Drinks: What Do They Do? Some individuals use detox drinks to pass a drug test for their job, probation, or another reason. There are many manufactured and homemade drinks that claim to flush the body of drugs and help people pass drug tests. But do they actually work?   What Are Detox Drinks? Detox drinks are beverages that people consume to cheat drug tests to eliminate toxins from the

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Does Clonidine Help with Opioid Withdrawal?

Clonidine & Opioid Withdrawal Opioid withdrawal can be a very unpleasant, intense, and possibly dangerous process. However, there are many tools out there that are used to help relieve the symptoms of withdrawal. Some of these tools include prescription medications such as Clonidine. An Introduction to Clonidine Clonidine is a prescription medication that belongs to the ‘centrally acting alpha-agonist’ category of drugs. It comes in the form of a patch,

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