Addiction Topic Keyword: Withdrawals (p. 1 of 1)

  • Using Lorazepam to Detox from Alcohol

    Using Lorazepam to Detox from Alcohol

    Alcoholism is a very serious illness. Having a dependence on alcohol can endanger a person's life, and cause serious health complications. When a person has been drinking alcohol for a period of time, and tries to stop, they can experience painful alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Lorazepam for alcohol detox is a common medical approach to treat withdrawals.
    According to the U.S. National...

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  • Can You Take Ativan for Alcohol Withdrawal?

    Can You Take Ativan for Alcohol Withdrawal?

    If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol, chances are that you are aware that alcohol withdrawal can be a physically and psychologically painful experience. Ativan is a medication belonging to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is often prescribed for treating anxiety disorders. A doctor can also prescribe a patient Ativan for alcohol withdrawal.
    According to the...

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  • Paraldehyde Addiction Signs, Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Paraldehyde Addiction Signs, Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Paraldehyde Signs of Addiction A variety of signs and symptoms can alert you to addiction of paraldehyde, some of which are obvious physical signs while other are the more common psychological signs that are similar of most drug addictions.
    One of the signs of addiction is specifically for paraldehyde which includes having breath with a very strong and unpleasant odor, which is made very...

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  • What Is Paraldehyde?

    What Is Paraldehyde?

    Paraldehyde, which is used under the brand name Paral, is a Schedule IV depressant that is most commonly used in treating delirium associated with alcohol withdrawal as well as being used in treating convulsions associated with seizures. Paraldehyde is most commonly either administered through IV or orally.
    It is not given as an injection due to tissue damage which can be quite painful for...

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  • How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    Alcohol can be very destructive it affects every organ in the body and can lead to alcoholism which is a long-term chronic disease. Also referred to as alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence, alcoholism is a pattern of heavy drinking that can lead to serious life-threatening illnesses, relationship problems, career problems, legal problems, and preventable injuries and deaths caused by vehicle...

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