woman begins medically-assisted detox program

Is Medically-Assisted Detox Right for You?

In a medically-assisted detox program, medical professionals monitor the patient and administer medication that counteracts some of the more painful withdrawal symptoms. In alcohol and opioid detox programs, the withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that they can become life-threatening. Severe dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting can lead to heart failure when blood sodium…

man meets with doctor for prescription drug addiction treatment

How Long Does it Take for Medication to Leave Your System?

How long the traces of medication stay in the body depends on several factors. Drugs metabolize differently depending on the person using them, the drug itself, and how they administered the dose. A person’s age, sex, body composition, and certain genetic and biological markers contribute to how long the medication remains in detectable amounts in…

Do You Need Medication Assisted Detox

Do You Need Medication-Assisted Detox?

Drugs like meth, cocaine, and heroin create powerful addictive habits with intense withdrawal symptoms that are extremely difficult to get through alone. A medication-assisted detox program can help ease your withdrawal symptoms and help you move on with your recovery. At Ethan Crossing Recovery, our addiction treatment center can help you get through the debilitating…