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Month: April 2020

How to Build and Maintain a Solid Support System in Recovery

For anyone in recovery, one of the most important tools for continued success is a support system for recovery. This can consist of friends, family members, and ideally, other people who are also in recovery. During a patient’s time at a drug and alcohol treatment center, they may meet and develop close friendships with others …

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Opiate Overdose Timeline

Opiates are central nervous system depressants that slow down your breathing and heart rate, making them especially dangerous to mix with other depressants. Because the opiate overdose timeline is short, experiencing symptoms of an opiate overdose requires immediate medical intervention. The rise in opiate abuse has led to overdoses becoming the leading cause of death …

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Women and Alcoholism

While alcoholism has perhaps traditionally been considered a more prevalent problem among men, alcoholism is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education, and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols …

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Mindfulness means staying in the present moment. It allows those with a substance abuse disorder to work through their difficult moments in a healthy way. How can mindfulness meditation work for addiction? When you practice mindfulness, you learn to push aside negative thoughts and emotions. This helps those addicted to alcohol and drugs respond to …

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Is My Loved One Struggling with Depression?

Symptoms can appear slowly over time or develop suddenly. When you have depression, symptoms impact how you think, feel, and act. Depression causes prolonged periods of sadness that don’t get better with time. Depression can occur after experiencing a negative event, like the death of a loved one, but the exact cause isn’t known. If …

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Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment: A Strong Care Option

When addiction strikes, you need to find a treatment program that will provide you with the best chance of recovery. For example, partial hospitalization for addiction treatment is becoming a popular option for many who can’t handle the demands of inpatient rehab but who need more specialized care than that provided in outpatient centers. As …

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What Is THC?

While marijuana can’t cause fatal overdoses, ingesting large amounts can cause symptoms like anxiety and psychosis. Marijuana causes relaxing and calming emotions, as well as intoxication. Intoxication can impair your judgment and coordination, as well as cause negative emotions, like paranoia. THC is responsible for many of the mood-altering effects you experience when using marijuana. …

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5 Examples Of Different Recovery Programs

Just like no two people end up with a substance use disorder in the exact same way, there isn’t a single type of recovery program that is best for everyone. A treatment center that offers a range of different types of recovery programs is better able to tailor a treatment plan that better meets the …

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Important Statistics on Teen Substance Abuse to Keep in Mind

Drug abuse is a problem that often starts at a young age – typically during the teen years. And while drug use has been decreasing slowly over the years, many teens experiment with drugs every year and can trigger lifelong addictions. The most recent statistics on teen substance abuse, therefore, are essential to consider for …

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