The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) and Detox

The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) and Detox

COWS is an assessment tool used in treatment and clinical settings to help decide if a client who uses opioids needs medication-assisted withdrawal or treatment. This scale is used to determine whether to utilize drugs such as methadone or buprenorphine as part of a...
6 Signs It’s Time to Check into Detox

6 Signs It’s Time to Check into Detox

Denial is a strong component of drug and alcohol addiction. Those who are addicted are often reluctant to admit just how much pain they are in, how powerless they feel, and how much they need help. As such, they often fail to seek help—through detox and addiction...
Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzos?

Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzos?

You’re probably familiar with benzos, even if you don’t know them by that name. These drugs, formally classified as benzodiazepines, encompass a number of prescription-strength tranquilizers and sedatives. Benzos are not only legal, but in some medical contexts, they...