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The Synergy of a Drug and Alcohol Detox Team

2021-08-23T18:10:21+00:00August 23, 2021|Addiction Treatment|

When people think of going to detox for drugs and alcohol, typically the obvious thing they think about is the process of detox and the medications used to help them go through detox with manageable withdrawal symptoms. For many, detox is simply a process of going through withdrawals while safely and effectively medicated, to stop using dangerous drugs and alcohol and reach a place of feeling physically better. And, in a general sense, it is.   However, detox is also a vital first step in what should be a long-term process of recovery and an on-going process of healing. Addiction, alcoholism, and substance use disorder is often a long and arduous journey undertaken by an individual against their will. They [...]

The Most Commonly Abused Over-The-Counter Medications (OTC Medications)

2021-04-14T16:08:08+00:00April 19, 2021|Addiction Treatment, Uncategorized|

The ability for individuals to access and use over-the-counter (OTC) medications (also known as nonprescription medication) to treat symptoms without a prescription offers many benefits to everyday consumers dealing with regular health concerns. Some examples of OTC medications that can be purchased without a prescription are pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), cough suppressants like Robitussin, antihistamines like Claritin, antacids, laxatives, and diarrhea remedies like Immodium A-D and Pepto-Bismol. These commonly purchased over-the-counter medicines treat the symptoms of many illnesses that don’t require the help of a doctor and are often used to appropriately treat symptoms such as minor aches and pains, fever, diarrhea, symptoms of the common cold, sore throat, and allergies.   However, while many [...]

Detox, Treatment and Addiction Recovery: The Best Holiday Gift You Can Give a Loved One

2021-01-13T18:34:41+00:00December 1, 2020|Addiction Treatment, Detox|

While many of us are currently finishing our Thanksgiving leftovers and simultaneously planning our Christmas decorating and gift giving, millions of Americans are living in active addiction, feeling isolated and lonely during the holiday season. While COVID-19 has created isolation for all of us, those Americans suffering from substance use disorder have felt similarly for years prior to the pandemic, or are now dealing with undeniable loneliness in the grips of addictive behavior that the pandemic has brought to the surface. Therefore, as we approach the holiday season and continue to think about how we can spread joy and offer support to those in need during this year, let us not forget our loved ones in need of help for [...]

Understanding the Addiction Treatment Continuum of Care

2020-11-30T19:07:27+00:00October 19, 2020|Addiction Treatment|

Addiction is a complex, chronic illness that, in order to ensure sustainable recovery, requires a long-term continuum of care. However, while numerous studies have demonstrated high recovery outcomes are supported by long-term care, monitoring, and community recovery engagement, not every individual’s continuum of care will look the same and that continuum may not always be linear. Not every patient requires the same continuum, and supportive recovery care needs to appropriately take into account not just the clinical needs of the patient, but also the many other biopsychosocial aspects of their individual needs associated with their substance use disorder.   Therefore, one patient’s continuum of care may look very different from another patient’s continuum of care, each one obviously based on [...]

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