Detox, Rehab & Facility Articles

How Do I Know If I Need Detox?

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Are you wondering if you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol? Reaching out for help and seeking treatment isn’t easy. If you’ve decided that you’re ready to make a change, the first step towards wellness is to detox safely in a comfortable and nurturing environment.  Why Do I Need to Detox? Detoxification is...

JetBlue names Stacy Riordan Healthcare Hero

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The Haven Detox is proud to announce that our Director of Nursing, Stacy Riordan, was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of JetBlue’s Healthcare Heroes sweepstakes. She was chosen because, “Stacy is currently a managing nurse in the detox department of a drug and alcohol rehab center in West Palm Beach Florida. Stacy continues to...

The Haven Detox Launches new Alumni App

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We here at The Haven Detox are thrilled to announce that we have a new tool for our alumni to help continue their recovery. With the The Haven Detox Alumni App, our alumni know that our community of like minded individuals are just a click away. We are committed to support our alumni for the...

Medications to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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Physical dependency on alcohol is one of the most challenging issues a person going through the recovery process may have to overcome. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often difficult to cope with, and they also pose direct physical risks to those going through a detoxification. Under such circumstances, it’s wise to consider a medication-assisted recovery. Let’s...

Morphine Side Effects, Withdrawal and Detox

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Morphine is a narcotic pain reliever that was first developed in 1805 and widely used during the Civil War. Today, it is available in tablet, liquid, and injectable forms and is used to treat both acute and chronic pain. As one of the oldest opioid medications that are still in use, it has a particularly...

Fentanyl Side Effects, Withdrawal and Detox

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Fentanyl is a drug that is widely considered one of the strongest painkillers known to mankind. In fact, it is believed to be between 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It also has a structural analog known as carfentanil that’s believed to be more than 10,000 times as potent as morphine and strong enough...

Dilaudid: Side Effects, Withdrawal & Detox

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Dilaudid is the brand name of a derivative of morphine that’s generically known as hydromorphone. It is a narcotic that’s regularly used as an analgesic, meaning doctors prescribe it as a painkiller. As is the case with many drugs derived from morphine, Dilaudid has a high propensity for both addiction and habit formation. Similarly, it...

Codeine: Side Effects, Withdrawal & Detox

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Codeine is a prescription medication that is typically used to manage pain and coughing. It is classified as an opioid, or a narcotic, drug, and it is only considered legal for you to take it if a doctor prescribes it specifically to help treat a diagnosed health condition. Like other opioids, this drug works by...

Demerol Side Effects, Withdrawal and Detox

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Demerol, or meperidine, is an opioid pain reliever that can be given as an injection or taken orally as a tablet or liquid. Unlike some other narcotics, Demerol is only meant to treat sudden, acute episodes of pain that are of a moderate to severe intensity. It is not intended for the treatment of chronic,...