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I Quit Drinking, Now What?

You’ve decided to quit drinking. Reading this now, you may have had your last drink, or you may still be in the process of building your resolve. At this point, you may be wondering what’s next. What can you expect from the withdrawal process—from your last drink to your next steps?Washburn House offers effective addiction …

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The Dangers of Detoxing from Heroin Alone

Overdose deaths from heroin are soaring, partly because people who become addicted to this powerful opioid drug do not know how to detox safely. Heroin addiction can be incredibly difficult to overcome, especially if you try detoxing alone. The good news is that detoxing from heroin can be done safely and more comfortably when you …

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Why You Need Medical Supervision During Withdrawals

Often, the barrier that keeps individuals from pursuing a life in recovery is the knowledge that the first step—withdrawal and detox—is mentally taxing and physically and psychologically demanding. The detox process can be very painful. It can even create or exacerbate risks to your health. This is especially when you attempt it without medical supervision …

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