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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur when you suddenly stop drinking after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Symptoms range from cravings, insomnia, and anxiety to nausea, depression, and delirium tremens. The severity and length of withdrawal symptoms depend on the length of your addiction, how much your drink, and if you combine alcohol with other substances.  The most… Continue Reading Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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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… Continue Reading Can You Die from Opioid Withdrawal?

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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… Continue Reading What Can You Expect During Opioid Withdrawal?

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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… Continue Reading What is PAWS?

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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… Continue Reading What Happens During Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?