“I Tried to Stay Sober After Detox” and Why This Doesn’t Usually Work

Staying Sober After Detox

Deciding to give up alcohol or drugs is the first step toward recovery. If you’ve been through detox, you may be wondering why you can’t just stop here. Why do you have to spend additional time in a drug treatment center —a.k.a. ‘rehab’? Will it really make all that much of a difference?
Right now, you feel good.
Your head is pretty clear and you’re able to make the right choices to keep you on the path toward recovery.
…or are you?

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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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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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