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Sep 13

Relapse & Addiction Treatment

While relapse may be common amongst addicts, it may also make it seem as though the cycle of drug abuse is inevitable and unending. The cycle of addiction however, is not always unending — it just takes a long time for the brain to heal. When the levels of important chemicals are measured in the …

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Sep 05

Outpatient Treatment For Addiction

Treatment facility professionals will usually discuss with patients and their families, the need for outpatient treatment.  You may have heard the terms extended treatment or sober living after completing the initial detox portion of a program.  The reason for this is results.  It has been shown that completing a full continuum of care helps patients …

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Aug 26

Kicking Meth

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While the physical symptoms of meth withdrawal are not as bad as the symptoms associated with quitting other types of drugs, it’s not fun either. Crystal methamphetamine is not usually considered a strongly physically addictive drug, common withdrawal symptoms may still include restlessness, fatigue, irregular sleep schedule, and hunger. One may have some intense psychological …

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Aug 17

Eating Disorder & Addiction Treatment

Addictions and eating disorders are often co-occurring. Sometimes food is the thing one may feel most control over during periods of anxiousness and vulnerability in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Eating disorders and body image issues which were never present or obvious in the past can also develop while in rehab. As maladaptive behaviors …

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Aug 09

The Dry Drunk

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Long-term recovery requires some of the most diligent work of our lives. In addition to not picking up a drink or a drug, we regularly make efforts to improve ourselves. This can seem like a daunting task. One must have faith that if he or she sticks with their program of recovery, they will find …

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Aug 01

Defining Addiction

Addісtіоn affects еvеrуbоdу.  It іѕ leading саuѕе of accidental dеаth іn оur ѕосіеtу. Beating аddісtіоn іѕ еxtrеmеlу tough. Thе drugѕ and bеhаvіоrѕ that lеаd tо аddісtіоn hіjасk thе brаіn and wrеаk hаvос іn thе bоdу. Millions of Amеrісаnѕ over the аgе оf 12 are addicted tо alcohol оr оthеr drugѕ.  Yеаrѕ аgо, many people thоught …

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