Category: Addiction

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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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28 January

Recovering from alcohol involves much more than just eliminating alcohol from your daily or weekly routine. The reason many people fail to succeed at alcohol detox is that they weren’t mentally or physically prepared for the challenges.  Living an alcohol-free life takes determination and a strong support structure.  Recovery is also dependent on having a realistic viewpoint […]

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28 January

Most of us look forward to the holidays and are excited about getting together with friends and loved ones.  But, for those individuals who are struggling with addiction, the season can be a stressful and challenging time. As the holidays draw near, a person who is dependent on drugs or alcohol may find themselves indulging in […]

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27 January

Learning to live without drugs is not an easy process.  It’s like trying to become a different person. You’ve gotten used to relying on that buzz to get you through the day or night.  The thought of being just a sober, bored person does not appeal to you at all. Regular life and regular people […]

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27 January

Being a parent in today’s world presents challenges that were unheard of in generations past.  One of the reasons parents must be extra-vigilant today is the possibility of their teen abusing drugs or alcohol. Also, parents are conflicted about how to avoid crossing the thin line between being watchful without seeming intrusive or overprotective.  With […]

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26 January

Prolonged and excessive drug use can change the brain’s chemistry and communication pathways. Studying changes in the brain via medical technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps researchers understand the science of addiction and its effects on the brain. That is what scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are currently doing. Researchers suggest that brain imaging studies for […]

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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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24 January

If you have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, you enjoyed some type of benefit or reward from their use. There might have been a sense of euphoria or relief that came from substance use, prompting you to continue the behavior. What Is Contingency Management?  Contingency management is a type of behavioral strategy that is […]

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23 January

The world has become heavily reliant on technology in recent years. Digital technology has become prevalent. There may be a growing application for technology in the world of addiction treatment. Technology such as apps, virtual reality and online access provides people with additional ways to get the help they need to better manage a substance […]

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23 January

Have you recently been out with a friend and thought he or she acted a little “off?”  If so, you might have attributed it to your friend having a bad day, or maybe an extremely good day.  But, what if there’s another reason. Would you be able to tell if your friend is high? Sometimes, […]

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