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What Does the Alcohol Detox Process Look Like?

Alcohol addiction impacts millions of people each year. The prospect can be overwhelming for many people who may want to quit drinking. Fortunately, with the support of a professional alcohol detox program, sobriety is far more attainable, and its benefits can be accessed by anyone willing to enter the program. If you or a loved…

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How to Prepare for Alcohol Detox

Choosing to quit drinking is a life-changing decision, especially when someone suffers from alcohol use disorder (AUD). As with all chemical dependence, the downside of quitting is that you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe. The alcohol detox center at Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers patients a comfortable…

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5 Signs of Opioid Detox

Most people have heard about the opioid epidemic, but many still do not understand it. The opioid epidemic refers specifically to the increasingly growing number of overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by opioids, both prescription and illegal. Primarily due to opioids, drug overdose is now the leading cause of preventable death across the nation. Opioid…

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3 Benefits of a Residential Addiction Treatment Program

Drug and alcohol rehab programs generally fall into inpatient and outpatient categories. While both are equally focused on successful recovery, each has pros and cons, depending on your individual needs and circumstances. Most people in recovery work through the continuum of care transitionally, stepping down from higher treatment levels as they progress toward their recovery…

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5 Signs of a Cocaine Addiction in a Loved One

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that causes significant changes in the brain and behavior. It is estimated that approximately five million Americans are regular cocaine users. What starts as recreational use or experimentation often quickly develops into a potentially life-threatening addiction with devastating consequences in all areas of life. Because of its high cost,…

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What Are Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drugs have quickly become a national problem in recent years, especially among our youth. Also referred to as club drugs or party drugs, synthetic drugs are artificially manufactured, often in illegal labs. Synthetic drugs can mimic the effects of other illicit drugs, and dealers market them as safer alternatives. However, their production is unregulated,…

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Common Signs of Inhalant Abuse

Inhalants are chemicals found in numerous workplace and household products that produce vapors or fumes inhaled to induce mind-altering effects. Inhalants are rapidly absorbed into the brain, creating a fast-acting high that can last up to 45 minutes if no other breaths are taken. However, many who abuse inhalants continue to take additional breaths to…

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What Are the Treatment Options for Meth Addiction?

Meth is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant made from amphetamine and other chemicals. It is so highly addictive that some users can develop an addiction after one use. Meth increases activity in areas of the brain that, in turn, heighten central nervous system functions. Breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature all…