what is drug addiction

What Is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a very serious brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction begins with a voluntary act of taking drugs. As the drug addict does the drug more and more their ability to choose not to do so becomes…

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paying for drug rehab

How To Pay For Drug Rehab

For decades our addiction treatment programs were inadequate. Without insurance or funds to pay for addiction treatment many addicts were left to rely on hospital-based, short-term detox, and self-help groups like AA. Instead of helping addicts with addiction recovery programs a lot of them were sent to prison. Once out of prison they would find…

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preparing for drug rehab

How to prepare for rehab

Preparing for rehab is essential if the individual getting treatment wants the best chance at staying sober. Planning for addictions treatment Once committed to going to an addiction treatment center, it’s time the individual getting treatment start thinking about the steps they should take in order to be prepared for rehab. The individual will most…

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drug detox

How long does drug detox take?

Drug detox can take different lengths of time. How long your detox will last depends on the type of drug, level of drug abuse, and on the individual using the drug. Usually, drug detox will last anywhere from several days to two weeks. The individual can expect to experience withdrawals within the first couple of…

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What Is A Detox Center?

A detox center is a medical facility where you can safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol. If you’re addicted to any of the following drugs you may need to go to a detox center like Los Angeles Detox. Opiates Benzodiazepines Alcohol Marijuana Withdrawals from benzodiazepines and alcohol are especially dangerous because severe symptoms can include…

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drug rehab

What To Do After Rehab?

In most cases what you do after rehab has a direct effect on your success staying sober. Falling back into old habits is easy. Here are some things you can do to stay sober: Have a Plan and Follow It Most rehabs create a discharge plan for patients. The plan includes resources like support groups,…

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What Happens In Drug Rehab?

What happens in rehab depends on the type of rehab you attend, but most rehabs follow a similar framework of therapies. In most cases detox is required and is followed by residential inpatient rehab. After detox and residential rehab the individual will be put into an outpatient program and live in a structured sober living…

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what is a drug relapse

What Is A Drug Relapse?

A drug relapse is the recurrence of drug abuse from someone who is going through or has gone through a recovery program. Addiction is a chronic disease that is subject to periods of relapse. Usually relapses happen when the person being treated is exposed to certain triggers that increase their risk of returning to substance…

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how drug detox works

Drug detox, how does it work?

Drug detox works by getting rid of the poisons and toxins in your body. Most people choose to go through a drug detox because of the discomfort and danger often related to withdrawing from certain drugs. For example, alcoholics almost always need medicated assisted drug detox because of the dangers associated with detoxing from alcohol.…

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