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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?

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In this article, we’ll explore the common signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal, the potential complications of withdrawal, and who is at risk of experiencing benzodiazepine withdrawal. By the end of this article, you’ll better understand what to expect during the withdrawal process and how to taper off benzodiazepines safely. What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Adderall?

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Adderall is a stimulant commonly prescribed for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. While it can effectively treat these conditions, it can also lead to dependence, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms. Suppose you or someone you know is struggling with Adderall addiction or dependence. In that case, you may wonder how long it takes to … Read more

Can Meth Cause Permanent Brain Damage

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Meth is a highly addictive and dangerous drug linked to long-term brain damage. This article will examine how meth use can cause permanent damage to the brain and the potential consequences of prolonged meth use. Understanding What Methamphetamines Are Methamphetamines are highly addictive and hazardous stimulant substances. It is a synthetic chemical that affects the central … Read more

How Does Addiction Affect the Brain

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Addiction is a chronic disorder that affects the brain’s reward and motivation centers. It is characterized by an overwhelming desire to engage in a specific behavior or consume a particular substance, even when doing so causes negative consequences. The brain changes that occur with addiction can be challenging to reverse and can have a lasting … Read more

How Long Does Opioid Rehab and Withdrawal Last

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Opioid rehab programs usually last between 30 to 90 days, depending on the severity of someone’s addiction, and what other diagnoses they may have. What are Opioids? Opioids are a class of analgesic drugs that are either made directly from the opium poppy or created in a lab to resemble the same chemical structures found … Read more

What Happens if I Relapse?

If you relapse during addiction recovery, it’s not the end of the recovery journey. It’s just a step off the path. Relapse happens to about 30% of recovering addicts. What is a Relapse in Addiction Recovery? To understand relapse in addiction recovery, it’s important to start by remembering that addiction is a chronic disease and … Read more

Transform Your Recovery – Practicing Gratitude

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Transforming addiction recovery by using gratitude techniques can change someone’s life completely. As a part of mindfulness, gratitude may even be the most powerful practice.  Understanding Addiction Recovery To understand the best way to treat addiction and begin addiction recovery, you first need to understand addiction itself. Once an individual better understands what addiction recovery … Read more