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Is Kratom A Valid Opioid Withdrawal Option?

Using Kratom for Opioid Withdrawal

Every state in the country is feeling the effects of the opioid crisis and racing to find solutions. One “DIY” opiate withdrawal aid that’s being discussed in heated circles is Kratom. Some individuals seeking long term recovery say it’s their answer. Others say it just causes more problems.

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5 Easy Steps to Getting Past Addiction Cravings

Addiction cravings are an obsessive desire for a particular thing, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, cigarettes or even sugar. When a person stops using a substance and the physical symptoms of withdrawal are gone, cravings can linger on.

During addiction, the neurons in the brain have been transformed and trained to respond to the chemicals in drugs or alcohol. When you become sober, your brain has a hard time adjusting, and those neurons don’t know how to respond without the drug they have become used to. This leads to cravings.
Here’s some help:

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withdrawal

Withdrawal from The First Breath: What Happens to Children Born Into Addiction

Infant Withdrawal: An Epidemic

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a newborn experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics.

What Causes Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?

Drugs taken by a pregnant mother, pass from her bloodstream directly to the fetus. Substances that cause drug dependence in the mother also cause the developing fetus to become addicted. At birth, the baby’s dependence on the substance continues. Since the drug is no longer available, the baby goes into withdrawal. For an infant, withdrawal symptoms are significant and can last up to six months.  

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opiate withdrawal

Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Getting through opiate withdrawal. There are a million thoughts that go with these four words. Most of them are so racked with irrational thoughts and fear, a person in active opiate addiction finds them too difficult to face.

Being at that crossroad, that point where you desperately want to stop but feel helplessly locked in the bondage of addiction is a kind of a living hell. The thought that “we will never have to go through this again” once we get through it is often all we have to give us hope.

If you or someone you love is facing opiate withdrawal, it helps to know exactly what you will go through. Whether it’s  heroin withdrawal or prescription pain medication that you’ve obtained legally, here’s what you need to know:

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addiction recovery

Getting Through Xanax Withdrawal: What You Should Know

Are You Experiencing Xanax Withdrawal? 

Xanax, the trademark name for Alprazolam, is a medication prescribed to provide temporary relief from panic and anxiety disorders. It increases a neurotransmitter called GABA, which soothes the brain when it becomes overexcited. Some individuals may begin to self-medicate, however, which leads to increased use over a short period of time and physical dependence. When the drug is no longer available, or available in smaller doses, Xanax withdrawal can occur.

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Oxycodone addiction

How to Avoid Oxycodone Addiction (50% All Users Become Dependent)

Want to break free of Oxycodone addiction?

Oxycodone is a type of opioid pain medication that mimics drugs, such as heroin and morphine. Oxycodone is a controlled substance that is effective at relieving pain, but highly addictive. In fact, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that approximately 50 percent of all individuals who take Oxycodone for a consecutive period of three months will still be taking it five years later.

For individuals trying to free themselves from the grip of this medication, this is quite a grim outlook. However, you don’t have to be a statistic.

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suboxone

Suboxone: Detox Helper or Maintenance Drug?

 

Suboxone Overview

If you’ve heard of Suboxone, it was likely in a conversation about opiate addiction, getting clean or detoxing. If you’re part of the recovery community or have a loved one currently addicted to opiates (heroin or pain pills), you are probably aware that Suboxone comes with a full range of arguments regarding it’s use.
Some say that Suboxone should be used indefinitely as a maintenance drug (similar to methadone) while others believe it is to be used as a quick taper in medical detox situations, where it is used to help relieve opiate withdrawal symptoms.

Regardless of your convictions and how you believe it should be used, here are some facts about Suboxone: 

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heroin withdrawal

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline – What to Expect

 

Heroin Withdrawal – What to Expect

Heroin withdrawal timeline. What’s going on in your brain? What’s going on in your body What’s going on in your spirit?

As an opioid drug derived from morphine, heroin is highly addictive…but if you’re reading this, you already know that.

Once your body has developed a physical dependency to heroin (or any opioid or opiate, like pain pills, oxycodone, oxycontin or vicodin) you will experience  withdrawal symptoms once you stop.

It’s important to know what to expect during opiate detox. When you’re aware of what the normal symptoms of heroin withdrawal are, you’ll be more mentally prepared for this big step toward recovery.

At the end of this article, we’re providing a free opiate detox book for you to download. It is readable on all mobile devices and you are welcome to send it to anyone who it may help.
Whether you or someone you love is going through heroin withdrawal, it’s a good resource to have on hand.

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alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline – What to Expect

If you or a loved one has decided to stop consuming alcohol, you may be curious about what to expect after that last drink. I remember Googling this information on at least ten different occasions, so we’ve put together a comprehensive alcohol withdrawal timeline for you.

Casual drinkers may never experience any withdrawal symptoms, but an individual who has become physically dependent on alcohol will often experience serious withdrawal symptoms.

Disclaimer: Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous and comes with the risk of death. We never recommend detoxing without the supervision of a medical professional.

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