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How Long Does Opioid Rehab and Withdrawal Last

doctor holding patients hand during opioid rehab

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 It’s Like to Detox From Heroin (Symptoms & Timeline)

Detox Doctor with Heroin Addiction Patient

When detoxing from Heroin, the body goes through many uncomfortable stages, such as tremors, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, as well as muscle aches and pain. What is Heroin? Heroin is an illicit street drug made from morphine that has been gathered from countless opium poppy plants. The mature flowers are gently cut or scored, and the … Read more

Can Suboxone Cause Liver Damage?

female doctor reviewing patient chart at her desk

Suboxone is used to withdraw someone from physical dependence on opioids. Long-term use of Suboxone can cause liver damage and damage to other bodily systems. What is Suboxone? Opioids are one of the most addictive classes of substance in the world, and since 1999, almost one million people in the US have overdosed and died … Read more

How Long Does Opioid Withdrawal Last?

hand on a blue background holding opioid pills

Opioid withdrawal is a dangerous medical condition caused by the ending of opioid use that can last anywhere from 48 hours to 7 days depending on the severity of use. If someone you love is struggling with an opioid use disorder, you may be wondering how long the withdrawal process will last.  It’s important to … Read more

Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

What is Dual-Diagnosis?  When a person has dual diagnoses they suffer from both mental illness and substance use disorder. People who suffer from both can use substances to self-medicate the symptoms they are suffering from caused by their mental illness. When a person is suffering from dual-diagnosis both conditions need to be treated together. It … Read more