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Detoxification

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the detoxification category.

chemical formula for fentanyl
Just when we thought the fight against opiates was winding down, fentanyl continues to make grim headlines. Teenagers buying fentanyl through social media. West Point cadets dying from overdoses of fentanyl laced with cocaine. And according to the Georgia Department of Health in March 2022, “Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have been increasing in Georgia since the...
round white tablets spilling out of prescription bottle and onto a couple of one hundred dollar bills - oxycodone
In 2020, according to Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General, our state was “among the top 11 states with the most opioid overdose deaths, and 55 Georgia counties have an overdose rate higher than the national average.” There are numerous narcotics that put people at risk, and oxycodone is one of them. What Is Oxycodone?...
illustration of man bound in chains - his shadow has broken free - meth addiction
Methamphetamine, also referred to as crystal meth or meth, is a highly-addictive stimulant that has serious consequences for an individual’s brain and nervous system. Understanding the symptoms of meth dependency in yourself or a loved one is critical to get the proper treatment, especially so withdrawal symptoms aren’t so challenging. Facts About Methamphetamine The DEA...
handsome young Black man sitting on the edge of his bed looking distraught - clonazepam withdrawal
Clonazepam—also referred to by the brand name Klonopin—is a central nervous system depressant often prescribed to help people manage conditions such as anxiety disorder, insomnia, panic disorder, seizures, and social phobias. Considered a controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), clonazepam might cause emotional and physical dependence. Clonazepam: What You Need to Know...
black and white - hand curled in pain on leg or back - closeup - pain
When people recover from substance abuse, everything isn’t automatically okay. It might be hard to hear that, but it’s essential to understand that your body and mind went through major changes because of drugs or alcohol. This fact is one of the primary reasons why people are cautioned not to quit cold turkey, but instead...
Handling-Insomnia-While-in-Recovery - tired woman in bed upset
If you’re experiencing sleeplessness after substance abuse treatment, you’re not alone. Many Americans have sleep deficits. Unfortunately, because you’re in recovery, you have a greater chance of suffering from insomnia than most people, at least temporarily. Sleep deprivation can be serious, so it’s important to develop a bedtime ritual, adapt good sleep hygiene, and embrace...
Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms - symptoms sign - willingway
The primary medical use of opioids is for the treatment of severe pain, yet many people have started abusing this powerful narcotic because of the euphoric high it produces. Building a tolerance to opiates happens quite quickly when opioid medications (such as Codeine, Vicodin, and Dilaudid) are not taken as prescribed. Any time opioids are...
choosing the right detox - Willingway
Finding yourself or a loved in need of a detox center can be daunting. How to choose the right detox center may be a quandary. What do I look for? Can I afford the center? Is it required that I stay there? Do the individuals on staff have the right credentials? This process can be...
detox from alcohol - young man sitting on bed - willingway
Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol vary depending on the user’s history. A chronic abuser of alcohol can have more severe detox than someone who may not have been drinking as long or as much. To understand what to expect, let’s examine the effects of alcohol on the body. The brain is affected by the presence of...

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