Note: Detoxing from alcohol at home can be physically dangerous. Do not attempt alcohol detox at home without the assistance of a trained medical professional. Many people who are addicted really want to stop drinking, but they’re not sure how to do it. Heavy drinkers can...

Warning: Trying to detox alone without the assistance of medical professionals can be dangerous or even fatal, depending on the substances involved. This article refers to detox at home with the aid of a trained and licensed physician.   Why Does a Person Need Detox? Detox is a...

Withdrawal symptoms are physical and psychological responses as the result of the mind and body reacting to the absence of a substance that an individual had become dependent on in order to function “normally.” Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of drug, length of...

One of the main reasons that discourage people with various forms of addictions from seeking treatment is the apprehension about experiencing unpleasant and prolonged withdrawal symptoms, all to take place within a sterile and uninviting atmosphere. Their worries are absolutely understandable because withdrawal from any...

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), 1 in 10 Americans live with chronic pain, and healthcare providers rely on different forms of opioids to manage or alleviate acute pain. Now, such drugs have been facing scrutiny regarding their widespread use,...

Dentists and medical professionals, in general, are an important component in fighting the opioid epidemic, as they play a large role in perpetuating the prevalence and availability of these substances, due in part to what appears to be careless prescribing practices. In recent years, despite...