Archive for August 2021
What is Detoxification?
Detoxification, or simply, “detox,” is the process of taking someone off of an opioid that they are physically dependent on. Through the detoxification process, the person is given medically supervised and gradually reduced doses of medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The goal of detoxing is to: Eradicate the body of its daily dependence…Read More
When and How to Administer Naloxone
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effect of an opioid overdose. For this very reason, knowing when and how to administer this medication can be life-saving. If someone is showing any signs of an overdose or if you suspect that they are undergoing one, you should administer Naloxone immediately. Naloxone can be administered as…Read More