withdrawal definition

Here’s What Withdrawal Looks Like for Different Drugs

What is the drug detox process? And what does it mean to go through withdrawal? While the definition of withdrawal and detox are often confused, they are two very different, but related concepts. Drug detox is the process of ridding addictive substances from the body. This may require medically-assisted treatment (MAT) to safely manage the…

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What Are the Symptoms of Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is a highly addictive opioid drug. A doctor can prescribe it for extreme pain, usually due to cancer or another serious illness. Unfortunately, fentanyl is sometimes diverted to the black market and offered for sale to people interested in taking it for non-medical reasons. It is frequently being mixed into other prescription pain medications…

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Best Way To Talk To A Loved One About Binge Drinking

What’s the best way to talk to loved ones about binge drinking? There was only one “best way” to talk about binge drinking. Every person is different, and every family has different dynamics. It’s not easy, and as parents, none of us probably feel ready to have the conversation. Binge drinking has, unfortunately, become a…

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Substance Abuse Evaluation

If you have a court-ordered substance abuse evaluation, you probably want to know what to expect. In short, a substance abuse evaluation determines the extent of your drug and alcohol problem. A substance abuse professional conducts the interview and recommends a treatment and education plan. At Santé Center for Healing, we conduct evaluations and also offer addiction detox services and addiction…

understanding the different types of addiction

Types of Addiction – What Is Happening to You?

Understanding the types of addiction commonly found in the U.S. population can help you see you’re not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates it, or NIDA estimates that tens of millions of Americans use illicit drugs every year. But it isn’t just illicit drugs that contribute to addiction. Millions also develop dependency due…