How to Explain Addiction to Your Loved Ones
Common questions, and recommended answers, to help you talk to family and friends about your addiction.

Very few people who haven’t experienced addiction themselves really understand it. For those affected, it can be a source of shame and humiliation — something they’d rather not discuss. But addiction needs to be discussed. The people in your life will have questions and you should try to provide answers. Start with someone you trust, [...]

Why Detoxing from Alcohol at Home Is a Bad Idea
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Detoxing at home is not always a good idea. In fact, it can lead to serious side effects that could put you in the hospital. Detoxing can be a very beneficial process, but it can be dangerous when it isn’t done correctly. Alcohol causes both a physical and mental tolerance and dependency in the body. [...]

How Improperly Detoxing Can Kill You
"Cold turkey" describes the actions of a person who abruptly or rapidly gives up a habit or addiction rather than easing the process through harm reduction or by using replacement medication.

Drugs and alcohol have major effects on the body, from disruption of normal bodily functions to accelerated aging. Over time, you can develop tolerance to drugs or alcohol, and you might find yourself taking more and more of the substance in order to have the same effects. The more drugs or alcohol you take, the [...]

Exploring the Best Drug Rehabs in Los Angeles, California
The Sanctuary's philosophy states that "Addiction robs you of your basic sense of self-empowerment and being. But you are not condemned to a life defined by compulsion and dependence. We can help you redefine yourself and your life."

If you’re tired of fighting addiction and feel it’s time to let your spirit soar, look no further than one of the best drug rehab facilities in Los Angeles, California. These rehab treatment centers are designed to make you feel like you’re on vacation, so you’ll be relaxed, at ease, and willing to keep up [...]

Why You Should Not Try Opiate Detox from Home
Detoxing from home can be a risky thing to do. Once the body has become dependent on a drug, shock can occur when that drug is suddenly stopped. This can lead to many serious complications including, blood pressure instability, cardiac arrest and stroke.

You’ve realized you’ve got an opiate addiction, and you need to detox. You’d prefer to do it at home – it’s private and it’s cheap. Unfortunately, it’s also not nearly as simple as it sounds. Going cold turkey from opiates is a very painful process. There’s no doubt about it. It’s been described as having [...]