Is Alcohol Withdrawal Dangerous?

For people who have difficulty controlling their drinking, the advice they receive is simple; just stop drinking. On the surface, it seems easy enough to quit drinking altogether and start the process of recovery. However, stopping drinking altogether can prove very difficult. The withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful […]

What is the Full Continuum of Care in Addiction Recovery?

People go to drug rehab to get professional help and support to overcome their drug addiction. There are many components to a comprehensive rehab program. This full continuum of care provides clients with the right amount of support during and after treatment and increases the chances of long-term recovery. This article will further explain the […]

What Are the Long-Term Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin is one of the most potent, addictive, and dangerous drugs in the world. After the first dose, many users become hooked, and their lives spiral out of control. If users try to quit heroin, they will experience harrowing withdrawal symptoms that drive them back to active use. This vicious cycle of abuse and addiction […]

What is Withdrawal Management?

Detoxing and overcoming withdrawal symptoms is uncomfortable, and can even (in some cases) be life-threatening. However, detoxification is the necessary first step every recovering addict must take to overcome their addiction and maintain life-long sobriety. Because the detox process can be quite challenging and in some instances, life-threatening, it is highly recommended that addicts looking […]

What Are the Symptoms of Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is an extremely life-threatening and highly addictive drug. The strong and addictive nature of the drug makes quitting and overcoming withdrawal symptoms both challenging and uncomfortable and, at times, even life-threatening. This is why seeking professional care and detoxing at a treatment center is essential to not only help you effectively overcome your addiction […]

What Are the Signs of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse significantly impairs an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. While alcohol is a legal drug consumed by millions of people, there’s no denying that alcohol is an addictive substance that can be abused. Nearly 15 million people ages 12 and older struggle with an alcohol abuse disorder. And yet, a small […]

What Are the Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?

Overcoming heroin withdrawal symptoms can be potentially life-threatening. Due to the highly addictive nature of the drug, many heroin addicts often endure a series of painful, uncomfortable, and potentially lethal withdrawal symptoms that not only make it difficult for someone to overcome their addiction but do so in a safe manner. This is why seeking […]

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Alcohol?

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States; 1 in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependency. While alcohol is a legal drug consumed by millions of people regularly this does not minimize the reality of how addictive alcohol can be. In this article, you’ll learn more about how […]

Why is Addiction Called a Family Disease?

Genetics have a 40% to 60% influence on addiction. This fact helps explain more about why addiction is called a family disease. While there is no denying other factors like mental illness and your environment can influence addiction, genetics play a significant role. Although you cannot change your genetic makeup, this fact can help you […]

How to Treat Drug Detox Symptoms

Drug detox is an important first step before a patient starts an addiction treatment program. While it’s important to understand that withdrawal management in a detox program alone cannot successfully end an individual’s addiction, drug detox is a necessary first step to start an addict’s recovery journey. At Sequoia Detox Center, we provide drug detox […]