Entries by Phoenix Rising Behavioral

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What is Post Opiate Anxiety?

Weeks, even months following successfully completing opiate detox and treatment feelings of anxiety can still linger. This, and other symptoms of post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) can be a challenging obstacle to overcome in the early phase of recovery. Understanding why post opiate anxiety emerges, sometimes months later, can help prepare the individual for managing […]

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Holistic Medicine for Heroin Addiction

The trend toward functional medicine practices in healthcare continues unabated. Where traditional medicine diagnoses and treats outward symptoms, functional medicine is directed toward treating patients with a “systems” approach, meaning discovering and treating the core issue that is causing the presenting symptoms. This same trend is also occurring in behavioral healthcare, with holistic approaches becoming […]

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The 3 Stages Of Meth Come Down

Methamphetamine is a potent and dangerous stimulant that can cause profound changes in the brain. Even after a single use, the brain’s reward pathways can be affected, leading the individual to seek the drug again. After using meth repeatedly, the brain begins to depend on the drug to stabilize the altered brain chemistry. The meth comedown, also […]