Meth Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox and Treatment

meth withdrawal symtpoms

While it might be in the news as much these days, it’s important to understand meth withdrawal symptoms, detox, and treatment because methamphetamine abuse and addiction is still a very real problem in many parts of the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 1.6 million … Read more

What is a High Functioning Alcoholic or Functional Alcoholic?

functioning alcoholic

It’s incredibly easy for anyone to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or become what’s known as a “high functioning alcoholic” or “functional alcoholic.” Regular alcohol use, even when it teeters on abuse, is in many ways a staple of American life. Consider how many events people regularly attend that include alcohol, such as work … Read more

Benzos and the Klonopin High – What Are the Dangers?

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Is getting high on Klonopin or abusing other benzodiazpeines a big problem? The opioid epidemic, driven primarily by highly addictive prescription painkillers, takes up most of the drug-related media coverage. However, benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and especially Klonopin, are extremely addictive sedatives. They are also widely prescribed and potentially lethal when misused or abused. The … Read more

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is just as dangerous as alcoholism. Alcoholics and their loved ones often mistake it for a simple side effect associated with recovery. Withdrawal is life-threatening for many alcoholics, and the immediate risks often outweigh the benefits. It seems counterintuitive to suggest those with an addiction to alcohol avoid quitting to minimize their risk … Read more

Alcohol Poisoning or Hangover Symptoms?

Alcohol Poisoning vs Hangover Symptoms

Most adults who drink alcohol, either regularly or on special occasions, are likely to have at least a little bit of experience with hangover symptoms. Far more dangerous and potentially deadly, alcohol poisoning is a condition that can shut down the body’s vital functions and require immediate medical attention. Just a little too much alcohol … Read more

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – PAWS Symptoms

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is not a term many people are familiar with, although most know about the symptoms. When you hear the word “detox,” what comes to mind? Cravings? Pain? Symptoms that resemble the flu? If so, you’re only half right. What you’re likely imagining is the first stage of detox, commonly known as “withdrawal.” … Read more

Delirium Tremens – DTs : Beer, Alcohol and Treatment

delirium tremens

The body of a long-term heavy drinker becomes accustomed to the use of alcohol so it’s important to understand that suddenly stopping drinking can cause Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (AWD) or Delirium Tremens (DTs). This is a serious condition that can cause confusion, alcoholic shaking (aka The Shakes), sweating, high temperature and in the worst cases … Read more

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms, Treatment and Detox

cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Giving up a stimulant substance like cocaine has a complex psychological effect on the recovering addict. As such, people with a history of depression, bipolar, anxiety or suicidal thoughts who are giving up a cocaine habit need to get help with detox in addition to addiction treatment to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. People that have … Read more

What is Wet Brain? Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

What is Wet Brain?

Wet Brain also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a severe condition that occurs due to nutrient deficiencies from long-term alcohol misuse or alcoholism. Millions of Americans misuse alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) approximately 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women suffer from alcohol use disorder. Here we’ll … Read more