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What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

Many people may think that once the detoxing process is over, the symptoms of withdrawal are over. In some cases that might be true, but researchers are beginning to study a syndrome called post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a collection of symptoms that persists for weeks or even months after the acute…

women showing signs of opiate abuse

Common Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate abuse is a serious problem in the United States and across the world. Newspapers, television, and other media outlets have been reporting on the opioid crisis for years. Even though most people understand that drugs like heroin are dangerous and addictive, abuse of prescription opiates is also dangerous and more common than you might…

Vivitrol treatment for alcohol addiction

Can Vivitrol Treatment Help You Quit Alcohol?

Medication management can help control cravings while you go through the crucial process of detox and recovery. By reducing cravings or the impact of withdrawal symptoms, medication can increase your chances of remaining in recovery. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we have a Vivitrol treatment program designed to ease the discomfort of recovery from…

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What Medications Can Help with Opioid Withdrawal?

Opioids are the synthetic version of opium that includes fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Across the country, people are becoming addicted to opioids at an alarming rate. This wave of opioid addiction is partly due to doctors overprescribing medication that contain opioids. People become addicted to the effects, and once the prescription runs out, people turn…