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What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder?

What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder? Does It Work?   using less alcohol may be appropriate.  Medication for alcohol use disorder can help that transitional phase into complete sobriety. ForHere we’ll take a look at medications for alcohol use disorder. How do they work? And how effective they are for addiction recovery?   Some …

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What is Opioid Detox Treatment?

You’ve likely heard about the opioid crisis. You know that, in general, opioids are wreaking havoc on individuals and our society at large. But maybe you’re wondering: What do opioids actually do, anyway? Why can’t people just stop taking opioids? What is opioid detox? So let’s talk about it.  What Do Opioids Do? What do …

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What Factors Keep Us From Getting Substance Abuse Help?

Have you ever searched the internet for “addiction help near me?” If you don’t find much, you may feel stuck. Many others are in the same boat. They need to find substance abuse help, but some clinics may be far away. Others may cost a lot or may not have many choices. Here we’ll review what …

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How To Get Someone Into Rehab

“I’m not going to rehab. I don’t have a problem.” Sound familiar? People who struggle with addiction will often deny they have a problem. Denial and resistance are hallmarks of addiction. How do you get someone into drug rehab when they say they don’t need help? After all forcing someone into rehab without a court …

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How to Stop Smoking Weed

Despite weed’s social acceptance and legal status in some states, it’s still a substance with high potential for abuse and addiction. The main ingredient in weed is THC. It changes the brain in ways that make it very difficult to quit marijuana if you’re a heavy user. If you’re wondering how to stop smoking weed, …

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance — whether it is alcohol, a prescription medication or an illicit drug — can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful and debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms …

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Most Common Types of Alcohol Abused

In the U.S., do you know what the most abused substance is? The answer may come as a surprise- alcohol. Alcohol comes in many forms. So what are the most common types of alcohol abused? From beer to wine, these alcoholic beverages can significantly change to the brain’s chemical balance. As a result, it may aggravate …

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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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Statistics on Teen Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, background, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. While certain factors can increase your risk of developing an addiction, such as having a close family member with a substance abuse disorder, there is no known reason why only some …

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Different Recovery Programs Work for Different People

Recovering from addiction usually requires treatment because it takes time for your brain and body to fully heal. Since different recovery programs work for different people, it’s important to connect with a treatment center that aligns with your personal needs and goals. With 1 out of every 7 Americans eventually developing a substance abuse disorder …

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