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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

When you stop taking opiates, you may experience a wide range of mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that include psychological stress and physical discomfort or pain. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, typically peaking from the fourth to the seventh day. An opiate withdrawal timeline varies depending on the nature of the addiction, the…

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Outpatient Treatment in Chicago

Overcoming addiction can take a lot of hard emotional and physical work. Most people require the support and structure of a substance abuse treatment program to achieve long-term sobriety. The length of time that someone spends in a treatment program depends on several factors, including the severity of their addiction, environmental factors, and the substances…

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What to Look For in a Drug Rehab in Chicago

Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their physical and mental health to their ability to contribute to their family and community. Most people require substance abuse treatment to overcome their addiction. There are so many programs, approaches, and levels of care that it can be difficult to know how to choose the…

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Can You Attend Rehab Without Insurance?

Substance use disorder affects millions of people in the United States. While many treatment options are available, many people do not get the help they need to overcome addiction. There are many reasons behind the decision to put off addiction treatment. One of the most common concerns is how you will afford treatment. This might…

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Understanding the Drug Detox Process

Stopping or cutting back on your use of drugs can lead to withdrawal. Withdrawal often involves symptoms that are uncomfortable and, at times, life-threatening. Often, the length of time you have been using the drug and the amount you regularly use affect the severity of symptoms you experience in withdrawal. But even people who have…

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3 Benefits of Women-Only Rehab Programs

The most important part of choosing a rehab program is finding one that is supportive of your unique needs. Seeking treatment requires vulnerability. To be open and honest, you have to feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings. To get the most out of treatment, you need to trust the staff and the group of…

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Aftercare Options for Addiction Recovery

Every year, about 2.5 million Americans seek help for substance abuse and addiction. Addiction is a complicated issue that requires individualized treatment. Many issues contribute to someone’s addiction, and everyone has different roles in the community to consider as they get help. Treatment tailored to the person is more likely to be effective for supporting…

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Commonly Abuse Prescription Painkillers

Many people receive prescription pain relievers at some point in their life. When used as directed under the supervision of medical professionals, most pain relievers are effective and safe. However, many prescription painkillers can be abused for recreational purposes. They produce feelings of relaxation, calm, or sedation. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are opioid…

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3 Advantages of Men’s Only Rehab Programs

Men’s only rehab programs offer care specifically tailored to men struggling with addiction or substance abuse. While all rehab programs aim to help people overcome addiction, gender-specific treatment programs are different in approaching addiction treatment. Men and women face different challenges in treating addiction, including physiological and social differences. For many men, gender-specific rehab is…

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What Are Addiction Cravings?

When someone views addiction from the outside, it looks like a complicated and intricate condition. Even though there are many facets to this condition, addiction cravings have a lot to do with why individuals keep using substances. By understanding what cravings are, it’s possible to find ways to take steps toward recovery and relapse prevention.…