Addiction Topic: Drug and Alcohol Detoxification (p. 2 of 2)

  • Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Close to a million individuals in US are addicted to opioids and yet less than 20% receive any treatment for their addiction. The best management for these chronic addicts is medical treatment which decreases their addiction and improves their social status in society.
    For the past 4 decades, methadone has been the treatment of choice for the treatment of drug addicts . However, all...

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  • Suboxone Treatment and Detox - Withdrawal, Abuse and Addiction

    Suboxone Treatment and Detox - Withdrawal, Abuse and Addiction

    Drug dependence is a universal public health problem of which opioid dependence, notably involving heroin and morphine are a major component. In Europe alone, there are an estimated 1.1 million intravenous drug users and the number is estimated to be at least 3 times that many in North America. The majority of these individuals remain untreated.
    Opioid dependence is a chronic relapsing...

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  • Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. Using opiate for extended periods of time can cause the nerve cells in the brain to stop functioning normally and stop producing natural endorphins. Since the body is receiving opiates and is no longer producing natural endorphins the nerve cells start to degenerate and become physical...

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  • Rapid Detox

    Rapid Detox

    There have been substantial advances when it comes to understanding the biochemical and genetic basis for substance abuse and addiction over the past ten years. In spite of this knowledge very little information is disseminated in regards to alternative forms of detox treatment.
    One form of alternative treatment is rapid detox and is a viable alternative for certain patients. Rapid...

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  • Ibogaine Detox and Treatment

    Ibogaine Detox and Treatment

    Since the 1960s, many addicts have reported that even a single dose of ibogaine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid extracted from the root of an African shrub, helps them kick their habit by reducing their cravings for drugs. There is hard evidence to back these claims, as well.
    Ibogaine was first introduced as a potential treatment for opiate addiction by Howard Lotsof, who took the drug in 1962...

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  • Heroin Detox

    Heroin Detox

    Heroin addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. The heroin abuser ’s nervous system becomes accustomed to accommodating chronic exposure to the drug, which is an opioid. Therefore, during heroin detoxification excruciating withdrawal symptoms are ubiquitous.
    Withdrawal symptoms begin within 12 hours of not using and peak after two to four days. The symptoms...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    The body’s reaction to the removal of a substance it has become dependent on is called withdrawal. Withdrawal causes craving for more of the substance being removed. The period of time when the body is trying to overcome its addiction is called detoxification (detox). Detox is the first step in overcoming a substance addiction such as drugs or alcohol. Detox is a pertinent step for the...

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