Entries by Lifesync Malibu

What Happens to the Brain and Body During Detox?

Learn about Detox and Withdrawal Syndrome  The first step in the recovery process involves the detox process. Detox purges the substance and toxins from the body. This allows the person to be stable enough to begin treatment. Sometimes just thinking about withdrawal syndrome can deter someone from ever even going to treatment. But for many […]

Detox Withdrawal: Symptoms of Heroin and Opiate Withdrawal

Learn About What to Expect in Opiate Detox In 2014, about 435,000 people in the U.S. used the opiate drug heroin. In the same year 4.3 million people abused opioid painkillers. The two drug classes are closely related, as opioids are a synthetic form of opiates. These narcotics have high rates of abuse and include codeine, hydrocodone, […]

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Detox Withdrawal: Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world. Harmful drinking leads to 88,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Alcohol is the third leading risk factor for poor health outcomes. Alcohol Detox Medical detox for alcohol is the process by which someone safely stops drinking. The effects of detox and treatment are discussed with the […]

What Is Chemical Dependency

We hear plenty in the news about addiction, but what is chemical dependency? Most people are unaware of the distinction between drug and alcohol addiction and chemical dependency. In reality, it is possible to be addicted to a substance and never develop a chemical dependency. On the flipside, someone who has become chemically dependent on […]

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Opioid Detox Challenges and Treatment Options

Opiate Dependency and Withdrawal Opioid detox is not something you want to try alone. Often, when a prescription for painkillers ends, someone who has become dependent on opioids to function can’t get what their body needs. The withdrawal symptoms can be overbearing. As the body screams for more, it then summons the brain to go […]

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Alcohol Use Disorder

Drinking Too Much Alcohol According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, about 21.5 million adult Americans battle with substance use disorder. About 80% of those who are struggling with substance abuse disorder are abusing alcohol. Most don’t even see it as a problem, as alcohol use in America has been normalized and […]