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9Jul, 2016

Aftercare Treatment For a Continued Recovery

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Recovering from substance abuse or addiction of any kind is always a difficult thing to do. However, with the proper treatment and recovery system, doing so is more than possible. When it comes to substance abuse, recovery from addiction isn’t an instantaneous occurrence. It takes a lot of time, even past the initial rehabilitation. Thankfully, aftercare treatment options are available once the rehab portion has been completed. Here’s a closer look at why aftercare treatment is so important for a continued recovery. The Importance of Aftercare Treatment While completing a […]
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20Apr, 2016

Prescription Drug Inpatient Rehab

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Imagine what life would be like without dependence on prescription drugs. Picture yourself healthy and happy. Feel the immense freedom. Visualize your life the way you want it to be. Say to yourself out loud “Life is good!” Are you smiling yet? Stay tuned. Just by reading this information, you’re on the road to recovery…. The Dangers of Prescription Drug Dependence Although prescription drugs dial down pain and elevate mood, they can be extremely harmful to the body and mind with long-term use. Common side effects are nausea, drowsiness, impaired respiration, and […]
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8Apr, 2016

Some Facts You Should Know About Drug or Alcohol Detox

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Unfortunately, many people don’t know what detox is. Although few people have a full understanding of the topic, detox is a process that is extremely important. Before undergoing extensive rehabilitation, individuals must go through detox. The detox program comes before a treatment plan, but its importance is significant.   A Look at the Detox Program   Before receiving proper rehabilitation, it’s very important that individuals know what a detox program is. The major purpose of detox is to eliminate all of the drugs or alcohol in a person’s body.   […]
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29Mar, 2016

Methamphetamine Addiction and Inpatient Treatment

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Drug addiction is all-consuming. Methamphetamine is no exception. Many meth addicts end up with serious problems. Some won’t even survive their addiction. Meth is a highly addictive drug that is taken by snorting, inhaling, smoking, injecting, or ingesting it. It is so addicting that many are hooked just after their first use. It can create strong and intense feelings of euphoria and gives the user high energy levels. However, after 6-8 hours, those feelings fade quickly, leaving the user to come crashing back to reality. Essentially, the drug is poisoning […]
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24Mar, 2016

Stimulants and Inpatient Treatment Options

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Stimulant addictions can be understood by researching the neuroscience that is a part of this type of disorder. Addictions that are associated with certain stimulants available today often are a part of a basic human neurophysiology that creates the addiction. Understanding the Physiology of Addictive Disorders Stimulant intake can become an addictive disorder when a physiological need for the stimulant taken occurs. An individual with a stimulant addiction can have an underlying neurophysiology that has started without the person knowing or understanding why. Usually with addictive disorders and especially those that […]
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20Mar, 2016

Alcohol Abuse Rehab Can Help You Stop Drinking

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The goal of alcohol abuse rehab is to help patients achieve sobriety. An effective rehabilitation program, combined with a deep desire to stop drinking and a strong social support network, plays an essential role in helping alcoholics recover from their addiction and remain sober. However, while achieving sobriety is entirely possible, it isn’t easy. It takes hard work, dedication and a realistic attitude to stop drinking. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Prevention, approximately 17 million people suffered from some type of alcohol abuse in 2012, […]
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16Mar, 2016

Signs of Opiate Addiction

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Undoubtedly, opiate addiction can be detrimental to the addict and the family surrounding him or her. The strong desire for the drugs will cause the individual to act out of character and overtime he or she will become extremely hard to reach on a rational and emotional level. Opiate addiction is fairly easy to recognize if one knows the signs to look for. If you notice that a loved one or somebody you come in contact with often is acting different in a negative way, he or she may be […]
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12Mar, 2016

Crystal Meth and Health-Related Problems

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In these days of difficulties and stress, many people turn to drugs in order to cope better and easier. Various types of drugs seem to help a user to escape temporarily from all the pressures associated with day-to-day life such as financial distress, troubling school or work issues, relationship dilemmas, peer pressure and more. Any drug from over-the-counter medications to prescriptions along with illegal substances can lead a user down the road to an addiction and destruction. One such illegal substance is known as crystal meth, causing some grueling and […]
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8Mar, 2016

How to Recognize a Prescription Drug Overdose

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It is very easy for someone who is addicted to prescription drugs to lose the ability to know when they are going to overdose. Due to the large amount of prescription drugs that are in a person’s system, they may not be able to recognize an overdose until they are fully overdosing or it is too late. Often, loved ones and people that are close to the person are the only help for noticing an overdose and reacting to it possibly saving the person’s life. After an overdose has occurred […]
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3Feb, 2016

How to Know if You Are Addicted to Alcohol

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Alcohol addiction is a very serious problem that affects one in every six people, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Unfortunately, young people and teenagers are also among the individuals who struggle with alcohol addiction. If you think you may have an alcohol problem, these symptoms will help to confirm your suspicions, so you can get the help you need right away. Drinking as a Form of Relief If you reach for a drink each time you’re sad or upset, this is an indicator of a real problem. […]
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