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Post acute withdrawal syndrome can extend these difficulties well past the typical withdrawal period. For these reasons, quitting alone is rarely the best option.
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Alcohol is a highly addictive sedative, and both overdose and withdrawal symptoms can be potentially lethal.
You can find an alcohol treatment guide at Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center, where they offer alcohol treatment. The program involves a medical detox to help the patient through withdrawal symptoms. After detox, therapeutic rehab helps the patient avoid a relapse. Aftercare in the form of group meetings and therapy may follow. Detox and rehab are not a one-size-fits-all process.
Tobacco and Nicotine
Detoxing from smoking is considerably harder than many suspect, with nicotine being a cancer-causing stimulant as addictive as heroin. Lethal overdose is rare, but possible, and nicotine poisoning is becoming more common due to the growing popularity of vaping.
The staff at Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center advises addicts to quit smoking while they are detoxing or in recovery for other types of drug use. While "common sense" might suggest that quitting smoking will only make quitting other drugs more difficult, the research actually suggests it doesn't interfere with detoxing from other substances and in fact can even make it easier.
Opioids act on opioid receptors in the brain to induce euphoria. Opioid addiction can be very dangerous because it is possible to die by overdose as well as from withdrawal symptoms.
Opioids include drugs such as heroin, morphine, laudanum, and hydrocodone (commonly known as vicodin, along with norco and others). Methadone is an opioid that is sometimes given during detox to help ease withdrawal symptoms, but may also be abused.
Drugs used to treat opioid addiction and withdrawal include partial opioid agonists like buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex), which partially activate opioid receptors. Opioid antagonists, which block the opioid receptors, are also used and include naltrexone (vivitrol).
Treatment options are available at Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center if you need to detox from opiates. While no treatment operation is universal, all start with medical detox, where withdrawal symptoms are managed by medical staff. Inpatient rehab is a possibility that can keep addicts from revisiting old patterns if necessary. Therapy is available on an outpatient basis. Therapy techniques include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and others. Ideally, family members will aid in recovery.
Sedatives and Benzodiazepines
Sedatives are a class of drugs that act slow brain activity, usually through interactions with a neurotransmitter called GABA and include benzodiazepines. Legal sedatives can be addictive even when used as prescribed. Since sedatives act by slowing brain activity, overdose or withdrawal can lead to severe brain injury or death.
Sedatives besides alcohol include alprazolam (xanax), zolpidem (ambien and stilnox), lorazepam, librium, barbiturates (more about symptoms here), butalbital, diazepam (valium), GHB, clonidine, chlordiazepoxide, and clonazepam.
Medications used for symptoms associated with benzodiazepines and their withdrawals include SSRIs, anticonvulsants, beta-blockers, clonidine, and anti-nausea meds.
Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center offers Benzodiazepine and other sedative addiction treatment options. The ideal treatment solution depends on the patient and their needs, which can include both highly involved and relatively light outpatient therapy options, or full time residency in a facility away from negative influences. Therapy addresses negative coping patterns that contribute to drug abuse, and alternative, safer sedatives may be used in the process while weening patients off of their addiction.
Hallucinogen is a broad classification for a range of drugs that alter perception.
Marijuana and Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids like marijauna (including hash oil) and synthetic cannabinoids (spice) alter perception and mood by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Cannabinoid use can be psychologically addictive and may trigger or exacerbate mental illness.
Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center can offer help with marijuana abuse. The most common recommended treatment for marijuana abuse is behavioral therapy which addresses comorbid mental health issues and other addictions. Focuses of therapy include stopping negative thought and behavior patterns, rewarding abstinence, and motivational enhancement. Outpatient options are typically satisfactory, but patients dealing with multiple mental health issues and especially other drug use may be better served by an inpatient program.
Psychedelics and Dissociatives
Psychedelics like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (found in “magic mushrooms”) work by acting on serotonin receptors to induce a waking dreamlike state of perception. Psychedelics can severely impact mental health and perception, may trigger or exacerbate schizophrenia, and can be psychologically addictive. DMT has also been known to trigger respiratory arrest and coma.
Dissociatives cause the user to feel disconnected from their body, feel little or no pain, experience amnesia, and may lead them into a trance. They typically work by blocking the NMDA receptor and include PCP, DXM, ketamine, and nitrous oxide. Dissociatives can cause seizure or lethal overdose and can produce severe withdrawal symptoms. People abusing dissociatives may also unintentionally kill themselves do to the psychological effects of the drug.
Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center can assist you if you abuse peyote, DMT, LSD, ketamine, PCP, other hallucinogens and drug-induced psychosis. Patients suffering from an acute reaction or potential overdose on substances like PCP must first be medically stabilized. Once and if the patient isn't at medical risk, therapy options to treat underlying mental health problems behind the drug abuse are offered next. Inpatient treatment can keep heavy users from accessing the drug during recovery if needed. Groups like Narcotics Anonymous may also be recommended.
Stimulants increase central nervous system activity and include meth, methylphenidate (ritalin), focalin (Dexmethylphenidate), amphetamines, and cocaine. Stimulants are extremely addictive, with potentially lethal overdoses and difficult withdrawals.
Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center offers stimulant treatment options involving medical detox and high quality rehabilitation options. Stimulants act heavily on the brain's dopamine system which is why medical oversight is often necessary for recovery. Withdrawals typically are not fatal but can lead to depression and relapse. Therapy to treat underlying mental health issues like bipolar disorder, depression, borderline disorder, PTSD, and ADHD.
The only thing all inhalants have in common is that they produce chemical vapors which have mind-altering effects if inhaled. The lethality and withdrawal symptoms of inhalants are extremely diverse, with some potentially lethal on first use. Since they are typically made from makeshift household products or cleaners they are often too easily accessible, which can make quitting difficult.
Greenhouse Addiction Treatment Center can help with inhalant abuse which, while often associated with teenage peer pressure, can also reflect underlying mental health issues. Behavioral therapy and medical detox, among other tools, can help end abuse. Education of the dangers of inhalants, which can kill a user on their first attempt, are also an important part of recovery and prevention.
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