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What Is Wet Brain Syndrome?

“Wet brain syndrome” is a shorthand term used in discussing Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a combination of two conditions. These conditions are Wernicke encephalopathy and a form of psychosis called Korsakoff syndrome. Wernicke encephalopathy is the first and less severe stage of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Most of those who experience the less severe condition eventually struggle with Korsakoff…

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Long-Term Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Body

When abused over a long period, alcohol and other addictive substances have additional negative physical consequences on a person’s body. These unwanted consequences are among the many reasons early intervention is always best. The long-term effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the body can be dramatic, and some of these consequences can be irreversible.…

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Partial Hospitalization vs. Intensive Outpatient

Getting the right treatment for addiction recovery should include a thorough assessment that considers an individual’s history and needs. If you or someone you care about is dealing with addiction, it’s important to account for particular symptoms and level of support at home. Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs both offer intensive treatment that…

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What to Expect in Detox for Benzo Addiction

Addiction to benzodiazepines, often called “benzos,” remains extremely common in the United States. Detox is an essential step in kicking the habit. Certain benzos, especially alprazolam (Xanax), come with an increased risk of seizures or other serious health consequences if a person attempts to reduce their regimen of use rapidly. Never go “cold turkey” off…

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Common Prescription Drugs That can Lead to Addiction

Prescription drugs are often among the most easily accessible, making them among the most commonly abused substances. They are also often referred to as “gateway drugs.” It’s essential to be aware that prescription drugs can lead to addiction. To learn more about the risks associated with prescription drug abuse and addiction, reach out to Solution…

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Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Meth addiction remains a massive problem in the United States. Modern meth labs are sophisticated in producing and shipping meth around the country. This situation has increased dependence and addiction issues in places that previously had little contact with meth. Meth withdrawal symptoms, as with many addictive substances, can have complications. For these reasons, safe…

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5 Commonly Abused Painkillers

Painkillers are among the most abused drugs. The opioid epidemic is well-known but has only been made worse by the pandemic. People who were already suffering because of low income, challenging life circumstances, stressful jobs, and unsafe housing situations are just some of those who have been heavily impacted by increased societal problems that make…

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5 Benefits of Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription drugs are one of the most commonly abused substances. Common prescription drugs that are abused include opiates, ADHD medications, benzodiazepines (“benzos”), as well as a range of other prescription pills that are designed to be used strictly under doctor supervision and the prescribed dosages. If you or someone you know has developed a dependence…

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Why Are Prescription Drugs So Dangerous?

There are several significant dangers concerning highly addictive prescription drugs. One issue is the ease of access. Too often, illicit substances are left unattended in a household medicine cabinet, and no one keeps track of their use or abuse. Prescription drugs are considered gateway drugs, in part because they may appear less dangerous to experiment…

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Do I Need an IOP?

At any stage of recovery, it’s possible to find yourself struggling. Before negative thought patterns and problematic behaviors become an issue, it’s best to consider preventative measures. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our medical professionals and mental health practitioners are ready to help you. Our intensive outpatient program in Murrieta, California, is ready to…