benzodiazepine withdrawal

Managing Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines are extremely common prescription drugs used to treat PTSD, panic attacks, and other acute anxiety disorders. When used in its proper dosage for its intended anti-anxiety purposes, benzodiazepines can be beneficial. However, problems can arise when patients become dependent on the drug or use them long-term. In cases like this, Liberty Bay Recovery Center’s…

quitting cold-turkey

The Risks of Quitting Cold-Turkey

Millions of people are reported to have suffered from a prescription opioid addiction, and more than 600,000 suffer from heroin addiction. Though each of these conditions is distinctive, the numbers aren’t mutually exclusive; in fact, the significant push to prescribe more pain relievers to patients of all types over the past 20 to 30 years…

stages of alcohol withdrawal

The Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be a painful, scary, and dangerous experience. Fear of withdrawal often compels the alcoholic to keep drinking. But clinging to your addiction is not the answer. According to the National Institute on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 100,000 Americans die from alcohol-related diseases every year.  Finding the right alcohol detox center is key…

a man learns how heroin detox can help him before rehab

How Heroin Detox Can Help Before Rehab

Before beginning treatment in a formal rehab program, detoxification serves as a critical first step. The need for a detox from highly addictive substances, such as heroin and other opiates, can improve the chances of recovery. However, heroin detox is never an easy process to undergo. Thanks to the support of a helpful staff who…

a couple explains how the alcohol detox process works

How the Alcohol Detox Process Works

For anyone with an addiction to alcohol, suddenly ceasing drinking will lead to severe symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms indicate a physical dependency on alcohol. Without medical supervision, severe complications could arise. Anyone with alcohol dependence should seek professional alcohol detox to safely wean off this substance. What Is Alcohol Detox? Alcohol detox is the…