Withdrawal Symptoms & Detox

Can You Die from Opioid Withdrawal?
Can You Die from Opioid Withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal can be difficult and painful. It is often described as a terrible flu. Symptoms include irritability, anxiety, insomnia, goosebumps, yawning, runny nose, muscle and bone aches, tearing up, fever, sweating, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms typically peak after a few days then begin to decline. For most people, acute withdrawal…

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What Can You Expect During Opioid Withdrawal?
What Can You Expect During Opioid Withdrawal?

The opioid epidemic in the US seems to be getting worse every year. The CDC estimates that in 2017, nearly 49,000 Americans died of an opioid overdose. Fortunately, awareness of the problem is growing and there are more treatment options than ever for opioid addiction. However, recovery from opioid addiction must begin with detox. Here’s…

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What is PAWS?
What is PAWS?

Post-acute-withdrawal syndrome, or PAWS, is when you experience lingering mental health issues after acute withdrawal at the start of recovery. Most people experience PAWS as depression, lack of motivation, inability to feel pleasure, emotional numbness, insomnia, impaired concentration and memory, irritability, and anxiety. Some people develop panic disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is little scientific…

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What Happens During Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?
What Happens During Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. They are typically prescribed for occasional use for people suffering from anxiety or insomnia. Unfortunately, you can develop a dependence on benzodiazepines in as little as two weeks of regular use. What’s more, they are among the most difficult drugs…

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opiate recovery
8 Things to Expect in Early Opiate Recovery

Starting a brand-new life. A changed person from this day forward. No, this isn’t about a journey after leaving prison or going through a divorce. This is what happens when you’re ready to start opiate recovery. What challenges should you expect to go through? Before you start the transformation, read on to learn more. Being…

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