An Open Letter From Oregon Trail Recovery

An Open Letter From Oregon Trail Recovery

As we enter 2018, I want to send this letter to our friends, colleagues, and community partners. It is my belief that the addiction treatment field will be revolutionized this year by those of us who do the “right thing for the right reason.” A lot of unethical...
Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: At A Glance

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: At A Glance

When entering into addiction treatment for substance use, most addicted individuals do not immediately start feeling better once they have removed drugs and alcohol from their system. Depending on various factors (such as patterns of use), these symptoms are liable to...
Do You Need Alcohol Detox?

Do You Need Alcohol Detox?

Once an individual has made the brave and conscious decision to stop drinking, the very next step is to evaluate the need for alcohol detox. At this point, there needs to be some consideration in the individuals drinking, namely the amount which they are drinking...
Stimulant Withdrawal And Detox

Stimulant Withdrawal And Detox

Cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, and more. This is what we are primarily dealing with when it comes to stimulant withdrawal and detox. Furthermore, several prescription drugs diagnosed to treat ADHD classify as stimulants, as well as a controlled substance. The...
Treatment Continuum – Detoxification

Treatment Continuum – Detoxification

As we look at look at addiction through the lens of the classic disease model, one thing has stood for certain, and that is that success of the addict’s recovery solely depends on them becoming abstinent and staying abstinent through all phases of treatment....
Opiate Withdrawal and Detox

Opiate Withdrawal and Detox

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), roughly 32 million people in the world abuse opiates. This is including substances like prescription pain killers and illicit narcotics, such as heroin. With more than 50,000 deaths last year on drug overdoses,...
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines, typically referred to the shorten version of “benzo’s,” are classified as sedatives, mainly used to treat mild to severe anxiety, as well as insomnia. You’re typical benzodiazepine (such as Xanax or Valium) will come in pill form, ranging anywhere...