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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepine withdrawal is very difficult to understand. This is mainly because the symptoms can vary greatly, with some people experiencing little to no symptoms, and others going through weeks if not months of pain and discomfort. However, a number of things that anyone who currently uses benzo should know about in order to prepare them…

Signs and Symptoms of Benzo Detox and Withdrawal

Benzo withdrawal is hard and the symptoms are often almost the same as those that would be experienced from withdrawal of the medication or drug that people took in the first place. It is very important to have some awareness of what you are likely to expect in terms of signs and symptoms of withdrawal…

Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines were designed to be used in anesthetics, sedatives and hypnotics as an alternative to barbiturates. They are a minor tranquilizer and, if they are prescribed, this is only for short term use. This is because benzos are highly addictive and it is not uncommon for people to have to attend a detox. What Is…

Suboxone Withdrawal

Suboxone is a buprenorhine medication. It is used to help people who are trying to stop an opiate addiction. It is a semi-synthetic agonist that has to be dosed just right in order to help people kick their opiate addiction. However, it is also used as a prescription drug for people dealing with chronic pain,…

Suboxone Detox

Suboxone is a chemical that is often used to help people who are struggling with an opioid addiction like heroin. Although suboxone is very effective, it is also addictive itself. A lot of people get to the point where they no longer want to be dependent on suboxone, at which point they decide to take…

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is different for every individual. Various factors come into play, although the most important two are how long a person has been drinking and how much dependency they have to the drug. There is no way to predict exactly how long it will take for someone to withdraw from alcohol. However, withdrawal does…