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Most Common Side Effects of Detox

Detox is an essential first step to stopping the cycle of addiction. Those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may need to complete detox prior to joining a drug addiction treatment program to address a substance use disorder. The side effects of detox may be significant, which is why it’s usually a good idea for people…

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Opiate Overdose Timeline

The signs of an opiate overdose include three signs and symptoms that are present at one point in the opiate overdose timeline. A person who is overdosing on opiates will have pinpoint pupils, clear respiratory depression, and they will be unconscious. Opiates suppress the respiratory system. When combined with sedatives, opiates can completely suppress the respiratory…

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Can You Tell the Difference Between Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is the active ingredient in Vicodin and Norco. Oxycodone is the substance in OxyContin. Both products are habit-forming opioids. In oxycodone vs. hydrocodone comparison, is either one a safer alternative? At Serenity House Detox Florida, we offer detox services for hydrocodone, oxycodone, and a range of other substances. If you’re ready to put the…

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What Is Percocet?

People who have had major surgery or are suffering from moderate to severe pain may be prescribed Percocet by their physicians. If you are one of these people, you may be wondering, what is Percocet? Alternatively, maybe you know someone who is taking this medication. Let’s take a closer look at this drug, its uses,…

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Are There Definite Signs of Heroin Addiction?

Heroin addiction is a deadly, terrifying epidemic. You’ve heard this on the news. It’s certainly no secret. But what are the signs of heroin addiction, so you can know if someone you love needs help? At Serenity House Detox Florida, we assist with heroin detox and other detox needs. Finding the right treatment center is…

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When to Reach Out for Opiate Withdrawal Help

Heroin and morphine are highly addictive opiates. Some also add opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin under this heading. When you want to quit abusing these drugs, you face an uphill battle. With the right opiate withdrawal help at Serenity House Detox, it’s possible to succeed. Common Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms Opiates and opioids are nervous…

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How to Manage Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug withdrawal symptoms can be a roadblock on your journey to recovery. The withdrawal phase is accompanied by immense discomfort, which can derail your efforts towards recovery. In this regard, it is necessary to seek medical assistance. Addiction treatment facilities such as Serenity House Detox Florida will offer professional support towards achieving long term sobriety…

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How to Get Over Opioid Side Effects

Opioids drugs like prescription pain medications are highly addictive. That means that trying to break free from an opioid addiction can be challenging, and it can come with some unpleasant opioid side effects. Fortunately, detox followed by ongoing care can eliminate those side effects for good. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we recognize the ongoing…

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How to Get Off Heroin

Learning how to get off heroin can seem impossible for anyone caught in the clutches of addiction. Those who become addicted to heroin can’t imagine any other way of living. This leaves people feeling as though they are in a hopeless situation. Part of the disease of addiction is tricking the mind into believing that…

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What Do You Know About Synthetic Heroin?

Heroin, morphine, and opioids continue their presence in television news reports. These drugs are also often present in gritty crime dramas and movies dealing with addiction. You are familiar with these drugs. But what do you know about synthetic heroin? Synthetic heroin includes a wide variety of prescription medications used both legally and illegally in…