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Fentanyl Overdose Signs

Fentanyl Overdose Signs

There are many different signs of a fentanyl overdose, and they are all the same as any other opiate or opioid. The only difference is that it takes much less fentanyl to overdose than it does heroin, morphine, or codeine to overdose. The signs of fentanyl overdose include shallow breathing, loss of consciousness, slowing heartbeat, and eventually death if the…

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Alcohol and Hair Loss

Alcohol and Hair Loss

Many people are unaware of the fact that alcohol and hair loss go hand in hand, especially when drinking becomes excessive. Alcohol has been found to speed up the balding process because it causes severe dehydration. Dehydrating the hair follicles will, over time, cause hair to thin. Binge drinkers are the most susceptible to hair loss because of the excessive…

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Travel for Rehab

Should I Travel for Rehab?

A big question a person considering getting clean and sober must ask themselves is, “should I travel for rehab?” I woke up from a 5-day blackout, realized I needed help, and proceeded to ask myself this question, among many other serious questions. In my mind, the benefits of leaving my hometown in upstate New York to come to Divine Detox…

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Loving an Alcoholic

Loving an Alcoholic

Loving an alcoholic can be a difficult and daunting task, especially if that alcoholic is not treating their alcoholism. Alcohol is merely a symptom of alcoholism, which means that stopping drinking is only the first step to recovering. When an alcoholic stops their drinking, but does nothing in order to treat the root of the problem, it can be just…

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Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program at Divine Detox

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has a lot in common with inpatient mental health programs. With both of these types of programs, you’ll receive the same level of treatment but an IOP is outpatient. Therefore these programs serve as a great stepping-stone for anyone who’s been through detox but isn’t ready to fully integrate back into their home life. They’ll…

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Tips To Deal with Nausea During Detox

Tips To Deal with Nausea During Detox

You are going to deal with a lot of withdrawal symptoms when you are trying to detox. One of the most difficult things to deal with for me was the amount of nausea that I felt during my recovery. I was a longtime alcoholic when I finally entered Divine Detox, and I was very unhealthy. I found some of the…

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Tips To Deal with Insomnia During Detox

Tips To Deal with Insomnia During Detox

Insomnia can be an extremely uncomfortable part of the detox process. I dealt with horrible insomnia that nearly led me back to using. Laying awake all night and praying for sleep can drive you nuts. What is insomnia? Generally speaking, insomnia refers to the inability to fall or stay asleep for long periods of time. In this post we are…

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The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From

The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From

Detoxification is an uncomfortable process to go through no matter what your level of addiction. Withdrawal can be a nightmare, but it’s nothing compared to the nightmare of continued addiction. I was a chronic alcoholic for most of my adult life and there was no way I was going to make it to old age. Most of the people in…

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