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The Risks of Quitting Cold-Turkey

“Cold-turkey” is the term used to describe quitting an activity or substance deemed harmful by ceasing the activity abruptly and entirely. In the cold-turkey approach, there is no tapering off or reducing frequency. Many people attempt quitting cold turkey because, from their standpoint, it seems like the best option they have for stopping. Despite some…

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Is Long-Term Rehab Right for You?

After long periods of engaging with a substance or harmful behavior, a person’s physiology can become so intertwined with it that it’s impossible to treat within a short time. Additionally, some substances are so shocking to a person’s brain and nervous system that even a short time engaging with them necessitates long-term treatment. When there…

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The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

Nutrition is a crucial aspect of health for everyone. Proper nutrition is how we sustain ourselves and is something we will always require. For individuals who have been struggling with an addiction, ensuring adequate nutrition becomes especially paramount. Over time, addictive substances can rob the body of critical nutrients and throw many bodily processes out…

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The Risk of Alcohol Detox at Home

Quitting alcohol is the first stage toward recovery. However, alcohol detox at home can be dangerous. Both the mind and body go through changes during alcohol addiction. And stopping alcohol use suddenly can send the body into alcohol withdrawal. For safe alcohol detox, choose a medically supervised detox center where the withdrawal effects, both mild…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Quitting alcohol addiction requires extra support that most people cannot get at home. An alcohol detox program provides medical monitoring in case rare, but severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur. How severe could these symptoms become? Some people may experience life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. If you are dealing with alcohol addiction, Baltimore Detox Center can help. Our…

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Common Signs of Codependency

Relationships between friends, partners, and family members should be mutually beneficial. However, in some cases, the relationships are unhealthy when one person becomes codependent on the other. Those who exhibit signs of codependency should consider a family therapy program at Baltimore Detox Center to discuss their feelings and find ways to become healthy participants in…

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5 Helpful Relapse Prevention Techniques

Going through addiction recovery presents many challenges, including avoiding relapse after the process. During treatment, relapse prevention therapy offers many methods for patients to avoid substance use when they leave the program. However, regular reminders of relapse prevention techniques and practicing them are also important, which patients may get through continuing help from an alumni…

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Sober Activities to Enjoy the Summer

Summer holidays and activities can still be enjoyable without alcohol. In fact, drinking during the summer can be dangerous because it dehydrates and can make heat illness more likely. Therefore, choose sober activities to stay healthier, hydrated, and happier. Plus, these activities fit well with the recommendations of relapse prevention therapy programs to protect sobriety…

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Is Long-Term Rehab Right for You?

Quitting a drug or alcohol addiction requires support. However, some people require extra support through an extended residential program. This type of long-term rehab gives patients a safe place to focus on their mental, physical, and emotional health as they work toward sobriety. At Baltimore Detox Center, our extended residential program provides the foundation for…