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Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

Physical dependence is a term that many do not fully understand. While this condition mirrors some characteristics of addiction, the state of physical dependence also differs from addiction in several key ways. If you are struggling to stop using drugs and alcohol despite negative consequences, you might be facing physical dependence. Physical dependence is not…

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Meth Comedown Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Meth is a highly addictive drug that causes a serious comedown. For many individuals who use meth, avoiding this comedown is a priority. The symptoms can be extremely severe, even life-threatening in some cases, and those who are addicted to the drug might continue to stay high for days, sometimes weeks, to keep themselves from…

a woman knows she needs a detox center

3 Signs You Need a Detox Center

The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult and frightening. Detox, the process in which all traces of substances are removed from the body, is generally the first step toward recovery from addiction and should be followed with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that finding…

the detox process

What to Expect from the Detox Process

Detoxification is the process of eliminating a substance from your body. Drug and alcohol detox is the first step on the road to recovery. Anyone who has been physically and psychologically dependent upon a drug will need to cleanse themselves of the drug in order to heal. A detox program offers support and medical care…

man struggles with fentanyl addiction

What Are the Most Dangerous Fentanyl Side Effects?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but with up to 100 times its potency. Some doctors might prescribe fentanyl to help relieve pain in patients who are recovering from surgery. The drug may also be used for chronic pain management in patients who have grown tolerant to other forms of opioids.…

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Who Needs Drug Detox Programs?

Do you know someone who struggles with drug abuse? If so, that person has probably confided to you that they wish they could quit, but their mind and body are dependent on the substance. And it’s true—after prolonged periods of use, toxic drugs take a serious toll on the body and brain. Users may develop…

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Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the world. As it happens, more people are being asked every day to stay home to stop the spread and to flatten the curve, or surge, in cases. With that in mind, consider your unique situation. Perhaps you have drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you are facing a very challenging…