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What is Precipitated Withdrawal?
Nov 5, 2015

What is Precipitated Withdrawal? Precipitated withdrawal is when withdrawal symptoms are caused by medications or MAT used in substance abuse treatment rather than absence or abstinence from the chosen drug of abuse. Examples of medications used in medication assisted treatment include: Suboxone Subutex Naltrexone Symptoms of Precipitated Withdrawal This is where the danger of precipitated […]

Suboxone Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Oct 28, 2015

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms While Suboxone can be an effective drug to aid in recovery from opiate dependence, it is often a drug that is taken for long periods of time after the user has stopped taking other addictive opioids. Despite its effectiveness, Suboxone can also be addictive. As a partial opioid agonist, Suboxone produces similar […]

How to Stop Taking Suboxone, Subutex or Buprenorphine
Oct 28, 2015

When people who have struggled with addiction to heroine or another opiate go through a professional rehab program, they may be prescribed Suboxone as a way to support recovery from opiate addiction. According to an article in the American Journal on Addictions, prescriptions of Suboxone and other formulations of its main component, buprenorphine, increased substantially […]

Dangers of Detoxing at Home for Drugs & Alcohol
Oct 20, 2015

Dangers of Alcohol & Benzodiazepine At-Home Detox An at-home detox from alcohol or benzodiazepines is never recommended, as these substances can cause serious health complications during withdrawal, such as: Insomnia Anxiety Digestive discomfort Headaches Heart palpitations Hallucinations Panic attacks Tremors Muscle pain Psychosis Seizures Delirium tremens Relapse Increased risk of severe symptoms with the next […]

Opiate Withdrawal Medications, Remedies, and Supplements
Oct 20, 2015

Although these symptoms are eased through monitored medical detox programs, they can still make detox frustrating to undertake. Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include: Muscle aches Restless leg syndrome Runny nose Sweating Yawning Digestive discomfort Dilated pupils and tearing Goose bumps Nausea and vomiting Agitation and anxiety Insomnia For many of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal, there […]

What Are The Dangers of Withdrawal & Detox?
Oct 19, 2015

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are two types of withdrawal: acute withdrawal and protracted withdrawal. Acute withdrawal is the initial emergence of symptoms after suddenly discontinuing the use of a substance. These symptoms tend to be opposite of the effects of the substance, making them different between substances. […]

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Oct 19, 2015

Xanax, and other benzodiazepines, are central nervous system (CNS) depressants; and therefore, act on the brain produce a sedative or calming effect.1,2 However, Xanax has potential for misuse and addiction, especially when taken at higher doses or combined with other substances such as opioids and alcohol.1,3 In relatively recent years, healthcare professionals have prescribed benzodiazepines […]

Can You Die From Drug or Alcohol Withdrawals?
Oct 19, 2015

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death? While it is true that unassisted withdrawal from some substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, can be deadly, professional treatment provided in medical detox programs can reduce that risk.1 With the proper medical attention and management, withdrawal symptoms can be controlled or mostly eliminated.2 A common question about drug and […]

Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Oct 19, 2015

Hydrocodone is the primary active component of several common prescription painkillers, including the widely available Vicodin. Hydrocodone products are the most commonly prescribed drugs in America, according to Consumer Reports. Because of the high potential for diversion and abuse, not to mention addiction liability, hydrocodone products were moved to the more tightly controlled Schedule II […]

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Detox Treatment
Oct 19, 2015

What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that include illegal substances like heroin as well as prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone, that doctors may prescribe to treat serious and/or chronic pain.1 Even when used as prescribed, prolonged opioid use can lead to dependence, which means that individuals can develop uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when […]

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