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Signs Of Heroin Use and Abuse

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March 13th, 2017

Any drug abuse and addiction is dangerous, posing numerous and wide-ranging threats to both your physical and mental health. Opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers, are no different, and in many ways, these risk may be even greater. Heroin has always been a treacherous drug, however, we are now witnessing this menacing drug in […]

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Signs Of Alcoholism

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March 13th, 2017

Many people can pick up a drink at a party or while dining out and have no problem having just one drink. However, not everyone has this ability. In fact, as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports, “approximately 7.2 percent or 17 million adults in the United States ages 18 and […]

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ADHD And Substance Abuse

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February 23rd, 2017

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral and developmental disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. It is characterized in brief by a person’s inability to focus, sit still and give prolonged thought to a decision-making process. It is also characterized by a person’s disposition towards distractibility, an inability to listen, excess talkativeness and […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Personality Disorders And Substance Abuse

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February 9th, 2017

When an individual suffers from a substance use disorder concurrently with a mental health disorder, this is called a dual diagnosis. Personality disorders encompass ten types of disorders, each of which require a specific treatment approach. A comprehensive treatment program should treat these, and any other co-occurring disorders, in order to maximize the impact of […]

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How To Get Your Loved One Into Treatment For Drugs Or Alcohol

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January 31st, 2017

One of the most devastating circumstances a person can go through is to be overcome by a drug or alcohol addiction, a situation that can be equally crushing for the individual’s family. If you’re watching a family member, dear friend or close coworker lose sight of life to an addiction, you may be struggling with […]

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What Is A “Dry Drunk”?

What Is A Dry Drunk?
December 9th, 2016

Addiction is a complicated disorder, one that has roots extending into multiple aspects of a person’s life. For this reason, sobriety is also multi-faceted—a sober lifestyle goes beyond refraining from only drinking or using, and extends to the way a person chooses to live their life. Unfortunately for some, they may view sobriety in this […]

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Coping Strategies For Addiction

Coping Strategies For Addiction
December 5th, 2016

Substance abuse and addiction arise from many things, the specifics varying from individual to individual, however, one predominant characteristic of a drug and alcohol addiction is that it originated in part from a person’s attempt to cope with some aspect of their life. As a person becomes overwhelmed with life’s struggles—the loss of a job, […]

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How To Get A Functional Alcoholic Into Rehab

How to Get A Functional Alcoholic Into Rehab
November 17th, 2016

Oftentimes when we talk about the detriment of an alcohol addiction, we speak to you about the vast toll that a lifestyle of drinking takes on a person’s life, including their career, finances, education, social commitments, relationship and family obligations. In fact, it is when this detriment begins to appear, that it often becomes evident […]

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms And Treatment

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms And Treatment
November 2nd, 2016

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders within our country today. Due to this, benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed medications for this concern. Taken correctly, and as prescribed, benzodiazepines can be part of a successful treatment plan. Unfortunately, many people across the United States choose instead to misuse and […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
August 11th, 2016

Addiction is a very dangerous disorder for one to incur. It disrupts physical and mental health and can be emotionally exhausting as well. Withdrawal occurs when a person who is psychically dependent on alcohol reacts to a sudden absence or a massive decrease in the amount of alcohol they are consuming. This creates a variety […]

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