What is the difference of fentanyl vs morphine

Fentanyl vs Morphine

Opioid pain relievers control chronic and acute pain. In the fentanyl vs morphine debate, many believe that the former’s stronger and lasts longer. Typically, morphine is something you receive at the hospital. Fentanyl is a prescription you may take at home. However, both are highly addictive and require the help of a drug rehab program.…

Woman going through heroin withdrawal symptoms

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Once you become physically dependent on heroin, you’re likely to experience heroin withdrawal symptoms upon reducing your dose or quitting it altogether. Heroin causes tolerance as well as dependence on your chronic substance abuse. This means that your body needs increasing amounts of it in order to provide the desired high. Very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms…

8 Reasons Why Medical Detox Is the Only Safe Way to Get Clean

Pharmacologic therapies are utilized in drug detox to prevent life-threatening withdrawal complications such as seizures, delirium tremens, heart attacks and suicidal ideation. Medical detox also increases compliance with psychosocial forms of addiction treatment in rehab. Medication management of withdrawal symptoms and recovery is based on the type, duration, timing and dosage of abused drugs as…

Making It Through Detox

Detoxification, or detox, is one of the most difficult aspects of addiction treatment. Detox starts right after the last time you use drugs and is not over until the drug has been completely eliminated from your body. When you have been supplying your body with drugs for a long period of time and then stop…

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification

Doc Talk: All About Detoxification By: Dr. Jason Powers Title: Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step and Spirit Lodge Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award. Dr. Powers, The…