History of Rapid Detox

History of Rapid Detox

The history of rapid detox is just one part of a much deeper history of the treatment for opiate dependence. Since the earliest days, drug treatment options were quite limited, and protocols primarily involved shame and suffering. Initially, people began noticing the adverse effects of opiate addiction during the American Civil War, when field doctors used morphine […]

Families Suffer Too When It Comes to Opiate Addiction

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The effects of opiate addiction reach far beyond the individual suffering from this powerful disorder; it profoundly impacts an entire family system. Families struggling alongside a loved one with an addiction often feel overwhelmed, frightened, and exhausted as they attempt to understand the problem and help their afflicted relative get better. Understanding how opiate addiction […]

Kratom Addiction: The New Threat

Kratom has been one of the fastest-growing drug trends in recent years. Millions of Americans use it for a wide range of reasons, from decreasing anxiety to providing pain relief and even helping with addiction. Kratom has become increasingly popular as an alternative medicine, but many users don’t realize that this plant can also be […]

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

If you’ve ever wondered how long fentanyl stays in your system, you first have to consider the type of fentanyl in question. Understanding the differences between pharmaceutical grade and illicit fentanyl, as well as their analogues, can mean the difference between life and death. The increasing presence of illicit fentanyl and its fatal consequences in […]

Overdose Deaths in 2021 Reached the Highest Record in History

Overdose Deaths in 2021 Reached the Highest Record in History Fueled by Fentanyl. Infographic about Fentanyl Facts

Fentanyl Fuels Overdose Deaths to New Heights In 2021, drug-overdose deaths in the United States topped 100,000 for the first time in a calendar year. This record high was fueled by the spread of illicit forms of fentanyl coming into the country at rates never seen before. According to preliminary data from the Centers for […]

Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

The Invisible Epidemic Substance abuse among the elderly is not just a reality but also a growing problem. Seniors are especially vulnerable because of the unique challenges they face from the natural aging process. Sadly enough, this population’s health needs continue to be ignored, which places them at a higher risk for alcohol and drug abuse. […]

Can Opiate Withdrawal Trigger RA flare?

Can Opiate Withdrawal Trigger RA flare

No definitive answer currently appears in the literature to answer the question – “Can opiate withdrawal trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flare?” However, we do see related materials about the use of opioid therapy and treatment of RA. Some of this related material can begin to help us answer this question about the effects of opiate […]

Can Opioid Withdrawal/Abuse Be Misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia and Opioid Use

Although current literature does not clearly document the misdiagnosis of opioid withdrawal/abuse as fibromyalgia, it does address related issues. One example is the Fitzcharles et al. article “Opioid use, misuse, and abuse in patients labeled as fibromyalgia.” The article raises concerns about the long-term effects of the use of opioid therapy. The article also notes […]

Canada Rapid Detox Center Information and Location

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Rapid Detox in Canada The lack of successful Opiate Detox Centers in Canada has cost way too many lives, and Opioid drugs are responsible for claiming the lives of thousands of Canadians. However, state accreditation does not always ensure proper medical care and acceptable treatment facilities outcomes. This regulation method also does not reflect how […]

Illicit Fentanyl and Prescribed Fentanyl. What Is the Difference?

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Fentanyl now accounts for more than 30,000 deaths each year, a figure which continues to rise sharply in the last decade. Fentanyl is a type of opioid, meaning that it is related to heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. Its unique properties make it a powerful painkiller in medical settings. They also make it exceptionally addictive and […]