woman crying while in group therapy during dual diagnosis withdrawal at Oceanfront Recovery

What is Dual Diagnosis Withdrawal Like and How Can You Seek Help?

Drug withdrawal can occur when a person quits using drugs or drinking. When dual diagnosis enters the picture, mental health issues complicate the situation and require dual diagnosis treatment. A variety of treatments exist now for people with dual diagnosis disorder, including group recovery, individual therapy, medication, and specific therapy just for people with addiction…

man having difficulty with self forgiveness to heal during therapy at Oceanfront Recovery

What Are the Signs of Salvia Addiction and Withdrawal?

Salvia is a plant that grows in South and Central America. It comes from Mexico and is typically reserved for use in healing and rituals. The FDA has listed it as a poisonous plant. Salvia divinorum is an herb considered potent for its hallucinogenic properties. It is not believed to disrupt levels of serotonin in…

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Five Things to Know About Drug Detox

The body needs to get rid of drugs and other things from the system. Detoxing is key for individuals battling substance use disorder. To try and begin counseling people with substance abuse while the toxins are in the system is not going to work. That is basically setting them up for relapse. Drug detox is…

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How Can I Deal Better with Nausea from Withdrawal?

Usually under medical supervision, a tapering process can be monitored for people in withdrawal. Two common symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Withdrawal nausea and vomiting are uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms that occur among people who have been addicted to drugs or even after a period of substance abuse. Mild to severe symptoms may occur but…

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How Long Does Adderall Withdrawal Last?

Adderall dependence is more common than people think. It can happen to anyone who has been using it for a long period of time. When you are physically dependent on Adderall, you try to quit but find it incredibly hard. If you use it to get high, study, or feel awake, you can become addicted.…

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How Can People Navigate Effects of Ambien Detox and Withdrawal Safely?

Ambien is a drug that depresses the brain and body. When withdrawal kicks in, the person may want to take more of the drug to avoid experiencing debilitating side effects. In people who have not abused the drug, possible withdrawal side effects include nausea, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and confusion. Most people with…

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What Does Detox Feel Like?

Rehab is intense. Leaving a routine is hard, even if just for a few months to get straight again. Addressing complex and difficult issues related to addiction make it hard to focus and heal unless the person is ready in mind, body, and spirit. Detox can be the hardest part of the process but once…

What is Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin is an incredibly addictive drug that makes serious changes to the brain and body. The physical dependence that heroin use causes leads to a host of severe withdrawal symptoms that can feel overwhelming. Many people with heroin addiction need to continually use greater amounts more frequently simply to stave off possible withdrawal symptoms. According…