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Category: Drug Addiction

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30 May

While there are many different types of drug rehab and detox options, they all begin with the same goal: to help you get well, whether you’ve been sober for weeks or years, our guide will help you understand how returning to normal compares to substance abuse treatment and what kind of recovery program is right for […]

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30 May

To some parents, the trend of teen alcohol use (and some drug use) is seen as typical “youth experimentation.” Some parents have even viewed such activities as normal and “okay as long as it doesn’t go too far.” Some consider youth experimentation with drugs and alcohol part of growing up. They see these as activities […]

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26 May

The narrative that marijuana has medicinal properties has been growing. Thirty-seven states have legalized medical cannabis, with millions of Americans opting for this treatment over other medical approaches. But considering the relatively recent application of marijuana as medicine, patients should be skeptical of this approach. And given new research data which seems to suggest little […]

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26 May

Most people who become first responders are likely moved by the opportunity to help. But being exposed to such emotionally charged situations regularly can sadly end up hurting those involved. First responders are at a particularly high risk of developing a chronic behavioral health condition while on the job. And many will go on to […]

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25 May

When it comes to addiction, people soon become pros at fooling others, and themselves. Denial is as common in addiction as drug use is, and it’s one of the things that keeps people addicted and stops them from seeking drug and alcohol treatment when they should. If you tell yourself the following things, you may want to […]

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24 May

The news about teenage drug abuse is not shocking. We’ve known for years that trauma and substance abuse are linked. A quick look at the stats tells us that much. 70 percent of people receiving treatment for drug or alcohol abuse reported a history of trauma. People with five or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are seven to 10 times […]

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23 May

Due to the symptoms of withdrawal and heroin’s highly addictive nature, individuals typically have the best chance at a successful heroin addiction recovery when they seek help from a treatment center. But what does that recovery look like and what can you expect during detox, withdrawal, and rehab?  To give you a better idea of […]

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20 May

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be good or bad. From deciding what foods to eat or movies to watch to more life-altering decisions like a home purchase and career change, a specific part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex manages […]

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16 May

Drug and alcohol abuse can damage your overall health, but what kind of impact does adolescent drug use have on emotional development? To answer this question, let’s meet Mitch and Brenda. Mitch: A Case of Stunted Emotional Development In high school, Mitch had a hard time making friends and struggled academically. Frustrated, sad, and lonely, […]

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13 May

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction are common comorbidities. Meaning, people with ADHD are more likely to turn to substances to cope and people in recovery often discover that they have ADHD. However, ADHD is often underdiagnosed, especially in women. This can make having ADHD in addiction recovery especially challenging. I was misdiagnosed for eight years of my […]

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