The synthetic opiate methadone, created in Germany in 1939, has been widely used in medical heroin detox since the 1970s. Because a dose of methadone satisfies opiate-effects cravings for 24–36 hours, with less risk of overdose or dangerous behavior, it’s still widely considered a safe substitute. Taking just one small geographic area as an example,
It’s a lot easier to get addicted than unaddicted, as anyone who has survived multiple “just quit” attempts knows all too well. Most people who swear “that’s my last drink” after a bad night give up that resolve when their bodies and emotions start complaining again—which may actually be a safer response than sticking out the full course of “home detox,” which is dangerous if not deadly in most cases.
If there’s anything worse than having an addiction, it’s seeing someone you love—especially your child—suffer from an addiction, while you feel powerless to do anything. For this reason, many parents who suspect drug use in their teenagers are tempted to ignore it and hope it goes away. Which, far more often than not, means it only gets worse.
If you’ve recently completed medical detox, you have every reason to hope this new year will be your best year ever. However, just as with getting detoxed, you can’t expect the “perfect life” to fall into your lap—you have to work at it. Here are ten things you can resolve to do every day starting now,
California drug rehab is big business—the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognizes well over 1,000 rehab centers in California. If you’re among the millions of Californians needing detox treatment, that number may sound more overwhelming than encouraging. With so many options available, how will you ever find the right place for you?
So you’ve admitted you have a chemical addiction and are ready for professional help. You’ve had the sense to reject dangerous “quick fixes” such as home detox and so-called rapid drug detox. You’ve found your perfect treatment center (no small task when Googling “drug rehab San Diego” alone can get you over 500,000 search results),