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Archive for March 2019

Narcotics vs Opioids vs Benzos | Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Narcotics vs Opioids vs Benzodiazepines What Are Narcotics? The term narcotic has historically been used to refer to a number of mind-altering substances as well as to provide a broad legal designation for a range of illicit drugs; today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) more specifically defines narcotic drugs as those that relieve…

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About Opioids | Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

THE FACTS ABOUT OPIOIDS In 2017, more than 244 million prescriptions were written and filled for opioids. WHAT ARE OPIOIDS? Opiates are medications used to relieve pain. They work by reducing the intensity of the pain signals sent to the brain. They also affect brain centers that deal with emotions and diminish the effect of…

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Pain Medication Prescription Stopped | Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DOCTOR REFUSES TO PRESCRIBE ME PAIN MEDS? Because of these trends, many patients are being cut off from their pain pills with little or no notice. ​ WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DOCTOR STOPS MY PAIN MEDS? Opioids—including morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl—are extremely effective for treating acute…

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Cut off from opioids? | Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

WHAT IF MY DOCTOR STOPS MY PRESCRIPTION FOR MY PAIN MEDICATION? Pain patients are being cut off from their drugs. Pain management doctors are refusing to fill their patients prescriptions and cutting them off cold turkey. WHY ARE DOCTORS CUTTING PATIENTS OFF OF THEIR LEGALLY PRESCRIBED DRUGS? Many people experience severe pain related to injury…

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Why Detox from Benzos? Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

WHY DETOX FROM BENZOS? In order to be safe, detox must be medically monitored by professionals trained to assist in the event of an emergency, as well as to ensure comfort and ease symptoms during withdrawal. What Are The Dangers of Benzodiazepine At-Home Detox? Benzodiazepine detoxification is one of the most dangerous detoxifications because it is…

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Why Detox from Alcohol? | Scottsdale Detox Center of Arizona

WHY DETOX  FROM ALCOHOL? The absolute worst outcome from improperly detoxing is that you can die.In order to be safe, detox must be medically monitored by professionals trained to assist in the event of an emergency, as well as to ensure comfort and ease symptoms during withdrawal. What Are The Dangers of Alcohol At-Home Detox? An at-home detox…

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