Addiction Recovery

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How to Help a Meth Addict

Meth addiction often leads to disturbing symptoms that can make families feel helpless and put people affected by addiction at serious risk for health and legal problems. Families often describe noticeable changes in their loved ones as a cause for great concern. The behaviors of someone with a meth addiction can be alarming. It is …

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What Is the Timeline for Alcohol Detox?

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, you may be wondering how long alcohol detox takes and what the alcohol detox timeline looks like. In general, alcohol detox can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on factors such as the severity of your addiction and any medical issues that may arise during …

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Side Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine, or meth, stimulates your central nervous system. Whether it’s called crystal meth, meth, ice, blue, or any other street term, methamphetamine has powerful effects on your brain and body. It can cause short-term and long-term side effects. The drug can cause physical dependence and addiction regardless of uncomfortable meth side effects. If you want …

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Top Reasons Men in Recovery Relapse with Drugs

The road to recovery from addiction is often a long and difficult one, full of highs and lows. Unfortunately, many men relapse in their journey to become sober. Relapse is not a sign of failure or a lack of willpower. It is often an indication that the person struggling with addiction has yet to find …

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Women Have Special Needs in Substance Abuse Treatment

Gender differences come into play when it comes to treatment for substance abuse. Just as each patient’s needs are unique, and a treatment program must be tailored to address those particular needs, attention also must be paid to the special needs of women. What works for men in treatment doesn’t always work the same way …

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How Problem Gambling Affects The Family

When there’s a compulsive gambler in the family, it affects more than just the gambler. The effects of gambling on the family may be detrimental and cause lasting harm. The impact depends on the gambling problem’s severity and duration, the closeness of the relationships with the gambler, and other factors. Fortunately, professional treatment can mitigate …

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Signs Your Partner Is a Sex Addict

Sex addiction affects millions of people in the U.S. Those who struggle with this addiction have an obsessive need for sexual pleasure and gratification, causing them to become preoccupied with sex and neglect other important aspects of their lives. Engaging in compulsive sexual activity may lead to severe consequences for these individuals.  Promises Behavioral Health …

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Helping vs. Enabling an Addiction

When you love someone, it’s natural to want to help. But it’s important to know the difference between actually helping and enabling. When you enable, you are taking away the person’s ability to learn from their mistakes and ultimately become a stronger individual. It can be hard for them to take responsibility for their actions …

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Side Effects of Molly

MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy or molly, is a drug that acts as a stimulant and a psychedelic. The popularity of this drug stems partly from the feelings of euphoria, heightened energy, and emotional empathy it produces. However, the side effects of molly are not always pleasant. It can cause potentially severe complications, necessitating emergency …

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How Drinking Ages You

There are plenty of reasons to cut down on your drinking or give up alcohol — too many hangovers, a potential DUI and the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder loom large. Here is another one. Did you know that drinking alcohol can add years to your face and body? A new research study indicates that alcohol even ages you biologically at the cellular level

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