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How Long is the Withdrawal Effect?

The withdrawal symptoms that you may experience when attempting to quit drinking or using drugs after a physical dependence range from discomfort to serious medical concerns. Together with intense cravings, these symptoms can make stopping substance abuse seem like an out-of-reach goal. However, through our supportive medical detox services at Discovery Point Retreat, you can […]

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Cardiovascular Effects of Drug Abuse
Cardiovascular Effects of Drug Abuse

Abusing powerfully addictive drugs like opioid painkillers or cocaine can lead to serious physical and mental health conditions. The cardiovascular system, which includes the heart, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of drug abuse. These effects can include irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Recreational drugs and even many prescription drugs […]

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The Best Ways to Detox from Alcohol
The Best Ways to Detox from Alcohol

Alcohol is a poison to the body. Prolonged exposure through repeated alcohol abuse can cause not only an addiction but a physical dependence, too. Breaking this physical dependence requires that the withdrawal symptoms run their course. However, withdrawal from alcohol is both uncomfortable and dangerous, which is why medical assistance is often needed. To better […]

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