Vicodin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment

Vicodin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment What is Vicodin and What Does It Do? According to MedicineNet, Vicodin is a combination of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain-reliever and a cough suppressant, similar to codeine. Hydrocodone blocks the receptors on nerve cells in the brain that give rise to the sensation of pain. […]

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What is the Timeline for Withdrawal from Opioids?

Getting Clean from Opioids Making the decision to finally get clean from opioids is the most important step in your life. Chances are, you have tried to control your use but are unable to withdrawal from opioids. This is completely normal because one of the major signs of addiction is the inability to control use. […]

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Can I Detox From Methadone?

What is Detox from Methadone Like? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication. It was originally designed to help people in treatment struggling with addiction to opioids, such as heroin. It is used to slowly wean people off of heroin and opioids so that they do not experience sudden and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone in […]

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What is Detox and How Long Should It Take?

What is detox? Detox is the very first step of recovery once someone enters treatment. When you have been abusing a substance for a period of time, your brain becomes chemically re-wired to depend on this substance. When the substance is no longer in your body, withdrawal symptoms begin. This is also known as being […]

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Buprenorphine and Treating Prescription Drug Abuse

The battle to end the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States is now more complicated than ever. The Wall Street Journal reported last week on new findings that show how prescriptions such as buprenorphine, meant to help with addiction, are now also being abused by many addicts who take them. One pharmaceutical company […]

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Auricular Acupuncture Protocol Eases Withdrawal Symptoms

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular protocol has been proven to ease withdrawal symptoms during alcohol and drug detox. At five specific points on the outer ear, acupuncturists trained in the NADA protocol insert fine, one-time use, sterilized stainless steel needles just under the skin.  Remaining in the ear for up to an hour, […]

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Becoming More and More Common

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is on the rise. We’ve all heard tales of drug-addicted mothers giving birth to babies addicted to the drugs mom was taking while pregnant. Sadly, the number of babies born addicted to prescription drugs is on the rise. “Neonatal abstinence syndrome” (NAS), the term used for babies experiencing withdrawal, has increased […]

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