Drug Detox Symptoms

                                      A successful drug detox can be a transformative experience. When combined with a structured rehabilitation program, drug rehab can allow a person to return to productive functioning within their family, work, school, and community. However, addiction is like […]

What Is Drug Detoxification?

                              What is Drug Detoxification? What are the benefits and risks? How does this process compare to other forms of rehabilitation? What can it do for the patient? Does it involve the criminal justice system? And what is the cost? Here […]

The 5 Most Common Drugs That Require Residential Detox

5 Common Drugs That Need Detox

There are many drugs, both legal and illicit, that can cause an addiction so complex that professional residential detox treatment is necessary for successful recovery. Here is information on five of the most common ones.  Alcohol Alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, is a disease of the brain that is best treated in a residential facility […]

Why Methadone Is Not the Long-Term Solution for Addiction Treatment

Methadone Detox Orange County CA

Methadone is a temporary treatment option for a dangerous dependency on opioid-based drugs. It’s used to treat heroin addiction or to ease the symptoms of withdrawal from abuse of prescription painkillers. A methadone clinic will offer this drug in a professionally supervised setting. Methadone will help relieve the unfathomable temptations and cravings primarily associated with […]

What Are Drug and Alcohol Withdrawals?

What are Drug and Alcohol Withdrawals?

Many people have heard of withdrawals that occur during a drug or alcohol detox, but what are they and where do they come from? Detoxification (detox for short) is the first step in addiction recovery. It is essentially a physical treatment that makes room for the demands of the psychological work that comes with the […]

Prescription Crystal Meth: Desoxyn Addiction

Desoxyn Addiction

Desoxyn is one of the most addictive drugs a doctor can prescribe. It’s a brand name methamphetamine used to treat extreme instances of obesity or ADHD. The drug is highly addictive, and used only when all other treatment methods fail.  Desoxyn Addiction: Prescription Crystal Meth  Some people refer to Desoxyn as legal crystal meth. It’s […]

Bad Advice About Detox

Bad Advise for Drug and Alcohol Detox

We all have them. Well-meaning people in our lives. Friends, family, friends-of-friends, family acquaintances once removed. Random strangers in the line at the grocery store. They seem to know what is best for us and for most people altogether. Maybe they read an article online or talked to a person—an expert in the field. Then […]

3 Reasons to Go to Detox Before Christmas

why detox at Christmas?

It’s the stress. It’s the family convergence. It’s the weather. Its simply the memories. All of these things that can represent both good and difficult aspects about the holiday season can converge to spell certain disaster for someone strolling with a substance use disorder (or addiction). Maybe it’s the financial woes, the family drama, or […]

A Deadly Disease: Discussing Alcohol Use Disorder

alcohol use disorder

The 2013 updated version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) reclassified two previously separate issues—alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse—into one diagnosis, termed Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). With all of the technical jargon, information, and misinformation on the Web in relation to this subject, one may find themselves wondering what is the difference between […]

DCAP: A Unique Approach to Detox From SoCal Detox

Unique Detox Program - DCAP

Detox is sometimes misunderstood as the full extent of addiction treatment. While it is the most important first step to take, it is only a piece of the overall drug or alcohol addiction treatment program. With this in mind, there are a few important aspects of a high-quality detox that will influence the effectiveness of […]