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Medication for Opiate Withdrawal

Medication for Opiate Withdrawal:  Executive Home Detox uses Medication for Opiate Withdrawal.  Opiate withdrawal is very challenging due to the magnified flu-like symptoms a person experiences. The use of medication for opiate withdrawal can mean the difference between a successful…

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Revia or Oral Naltrexone

Naltrexone Executive Home Detox encourages the use of anti-craving medications, such as Naltrexone. The number of relapses in clients with Alcohol Use Disorder is high across the continuum of care. EHD likes to use any resource at our disposal to…

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Alcohol Withdrawal: Sleep Disturbances

Sleep Disturbances Alcohol withdrawal has multiple signs and symptoms.  Recent posts on this blog have looked at tremors or shakes, appetite disturbance, anxiety and nose bleeds.  Another key symptom is trouble sleeping. Sleep disturbances include intense dreaming and nightmares. The withdrawal…

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Alcohol and Anxiety

Alcohol Related Anxiety Alcohol and Anxiety are closely linked. We have all heard the line “I need a drink”. This line is often used by people who are high strung, who might have had a bad day, and they need…

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Alcohol Withdrawal: Shakes

Alcohol Shakes A classic sign or symptom of Alcohol Withdrawal is the alcohol shakes. Alcohol shakes can occur a number of hours after the last drink of alcohol. Members of the healthcare profession refer to the shakes as tremors. Alcohol…

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Not Leaving Las Vegas

The film starring Nicholas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas, about a chronic alcoholic who makes a decision to drink himself to death is a lasting impression about Las Vegas, Nevada and the futility of alcohol treatment. I’m not leaving Las Vegas,…

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Psychological Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Psychological Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms; Physical symptoms and emotional symptoms. A person dependent on alcohol will have physical withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms were pretty well covered in a previous post and we can revisit them. I wanted to talk about other symptoms…

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A Lesson Learned: Never Give up Hope

Are some cases hopeless, or should we always have hope? Sandy was coming in again. She was being admitted to the dual diagnosis unit at the psychiatric hospital where I was employed. I knew Sandy well. She had thirty-eight (38)…

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