What is Post-Acute Withdrawal?

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal?

  Many people believe the misconception that, after we go through the process of withdrawal, we will return to a state of mental and physical normalcy. Unfortunately, after we go through detox, we still may face some uncomfortable symptoms for a longer period of time. Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) occurs after the acute stages of withdrawal and bring a variety …Read More

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Grieving a Substance

For an alcoholic or an addict, getting clean and sober is about a lot more than just stopping drinking or using. Clearly, doing so is a necessary step to begin recovery, but beyond the physical craving is something much deeper. Psychologically, many of us have shaped our identities around our drug of choice. For instance, a woman may pride herself …Read More

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Warm Hand-Off Program: Overdose to Treatment

Countless numbers of people are being treated with the opioid antidote, naloxone. An opioid reversal drug, administering this substance pulls people back from the brink of death as a result of drug overdose. Unfortunately, a reversal of an overdose is not a reversal of addiction or chemical dependency. After having an overdose reversed, an individual is left with the sometimes …Read More