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Yes, Heroin Withdrawal Can Be Deadly

Heroin withdrawal (or withdrawal from opiate prescription drug addiction) is one of those things about which it’s sometimes said: It won’t kill you, but it’ll make dying look pretty attractive by comparison. And it’s true that, unlike a self-imposed alcohol detox program that carries high risk of being lethal, most attempts to break the heroin habit by cutting off the supply have no worse effects than a severe case of flu.

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Methadone Rehab: How To Find The Right Treatment Center

Although heroin treatment centers have long used methadone to help clients ease off more dangerous opiates, methadone itself is by no means risk-free. In fact, while going “cold turkey” from heroin is unpleasant but rarely fatal, there’s evidence that methadone withdrawal can be as potentially life-threatening as benzodiazepine detox or a mismanaged alcohol detox program—at least if the methadone has been taken in high doses for long periods.

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Tips for Helping an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

If you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction, it no doubt took you a long time to admit your drinking was a problem. If you’ve never been a heavy drinker yourself, you’ve no doubt had some habits that were hard to admit and harder to break. In either case, if you have an alcoholic friend or family member,