person struggles with addiction to anxiety medication

Addiction to Anxiety Medication

Anxiety disorders can have negative emotional and behavioral consequences. They can become crippling at times, preventing you from completing the most basic tasks. Millions of people suffer from anxiety, and some will need medication to control it. Extreme cases may involve panic attacks which cause the sufferer to disassociate. They must remove themselves from any…

man begins treatment for opiate withdrawal

What Is the Opiate Withdrawal Timeline?

There are several outside factors besides the opiates themselves that will determine the timeline for opiate withdrawal. Age, sex, body composition, and genetic predispositions for addiction are relevant when discussing how long it will take to complete the withdrawal stage. The timeline will fluctuate between one week and several months, depending on the individual. The…

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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…