Dangers of Withdrawing on Your Own

dangers of withdrawing on your own

Detoxifying is often the first step in recovering from dependency and substance abuse. There are many ways of withdrawing from drugs or alcohol. These range from going cold turkey at home to residential detox.

You might think that just stopping abusing your substance of choice at home is a good idea. However, so many drugs have potentially dangerous and even life-threatening side effects when you stop taking them. There are also perils to withdrawing from alcohol unassisted. In this in-depth article, we look at the dangers of withdrawing from drugs or alcohol on your own.

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What Is Drug Addiction?

To better understand the dangers of withdrawing alone, you need to go back to the beginning. That starts with understanding drug addiction. Many people cannot understand how and why people can become addicted. They often believe that people who use drugs lack willpower and morals.

Is AI Qualified to Offer Health Advice?

As machines get smarter, we’re using them to help us with more and more. Everything from smartphone assistants like Siri, to chess-playing robots, to self-driving cars, operates on a technology known as artificial intelligence or AI.

While AI often brings to mind frightening dystopian scenarios in which intelligent robots take over the world, today they’re allowing us to accomplish a wide range of tasks more efficiently and successfully. The technology is still in the relatively early stages though, and there’s a lot we still don’t know about how it works, what it’s capable of and how best to use it.

how is artificial intelligence used in healthcare

Healthcare is one area where we recently started using AI. Intelligent machines have shown a lot of potential for helping us with health-related issues. It’s been used in medical imaging, to provide mental health tips and to help people overcome addiction.

Tips for Raising Drug-Free Kids – Warning Signs and What to Do If Your Child Is Using

In our five-part series about preventing your child from abusing drugs, we covered elementary school, middle school, high school and beyond high school as parts one through four. Part five of our tips for raising drug-free kids series provides you with information on the warning signs that may indicate your child is taking drugs and what to do if your child is using.

As you might know, it can be difficult to figure out if your child is drinking alcohol or using drugs. Many parents find it a challenge to determine the difference between what’s typical “growing up” behavior or an indication of a bigger problem. Often, the signs of teenage drug abuse are typical behavior of teens and young adults. In other cases, you’ll see a new onset of moodiness, isolation, change in friends, or disinterest in activities they once loved.

Tips for Raising Drug-Free Kids – Beyond High School

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs there is, but it can also be one of the hardest. You always have your child’s best interest in mind, and you want them to be healthy. However, you’re also worried about the decision they’ll make when they encounter drugs or alcohol. This concern is understandable —and you’re certainly not alone. Every parent goes through this constant worry.

In our five-part series about preventing drug abuse in your child, we covered the elementary school, middle school, and high school years as parts one through three. Tips for Raising Drug-Free Kids – Beyond High School is the fourth in the series.

Below, you’ll learn about teaching your young adult about preventing drug use, continuing to be a role model, keeping a positive attitude and more. Let’s get started.

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Teach Drug Use Prevention

Many alcohol and drug programs focus on education.

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