Category: Drug Addiction

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15 July

The reasons why people use drugs vary greatly for every individual. More often than not, a person is trying to fix an issue within their life and they see drugs as the solution. A young person may be trying to fit in with their peers and views using or alcohol drugs as a means of […]

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10 May

Overdosed, it’s a scary word that nobody likes to consider happening to someone they love. For the millions of people living with addiction themselves or who love someone with an addiction, it is a constant and legitimate fear, especially when so many people are overdosing on drugs across the country. Far too many people die […]

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29 January

You’ve decided to seek addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one. But, how do you know which program will provide the best outcome? It is a challenge that can be overwhelming with so many choices available today. An evidence-based addiction treatment program is the best option, according to addiction specialists. What Does Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Mean? In your […]

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26 January

Could the impulse to abuse drugs be part of your genetics? Recent research suggests that it might be. According to a recent NCBI study, researchers have discovered a gene variant that appears to promote impulsive behavior, such as that related to drug abuse. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, discovered a variant of the gene […]

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18 January

Drug addiction is hard on the body in many ways, but some drugs, like crystal meth, can be particularly damaging to the teeth. The term ‘meth mouth’ has become popular due to the severe and long-lasting damage that crystal meth effects can do to oral health. The drug itself inhibits saliva production and damages tooth enamel, while the […]

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16 January

Completing an addiction treatment program is a great achievement. You know that you are on a path of sobriety and recovery. Not only do you feel very proud of yourself, as you should, you also feel a bit anxious and nervous about your new life now that you are leaving inpatient treatment. You wonder if […]

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14 January

Rumination—the pattern of focusing on the negative Replaying a mistake over and over in your head, or endlessly rehashing the details of a conversation are common responses when something goes wrong. As humans, we have evolved to disproportionately focus on the negative. In the past, when we were faced with life-threatening situations on a daily […]

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14 January

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a non-verbal alternative to traditional drug rehab treatments. A trained therapist guides participants, allowing them to express their feelings through art, rather than speech. This mode of therapy allows patients to express their emotions and thoughts through a non-verbal medium. This unique approach to psychological therapy caters to […]

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13 January

Americans are losing their lives to drug overdoses in increasing numbers each year.  The sharpest rise in deaths occurred between 2016 and 2017. Respectively, the death toll rose from 63,632 to 70,237.  The three drugs most frequently involved in the deaths are cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. However, several other illicit and legal drugs are also […]

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14 December

Prescription medications have saved many lives and helped people enjoy an improved quality of life.  But, when these substances are abused, the results are less than desirable. The US is now in the midst of an out-of-control opioid crisis.  More than 47,600 people died from opioid overdose in 2017, according to the CDC. To put […]

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