Tag: Rehabilitation

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18 October

“I said I will never work for anyone who just makes you throw pills at the wall and see what sticks,” said Hans Watson, DO, who is chief medical officer of Recovery Ways, a treatment program in Murray, Utah. Speaking at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD) Sept. 10, Dr. Watson is trained […]

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17 October

Alcohol use disorder and sleep disorders. The statistics indicate the breadth of this problem. but it is believed that millions more need treatment and do not seek or receive it. When they act together, the issues can be even more serious. Both alcoholism and sleeping disorders can amplify each other, causing a long-term impact on your health. Thankfully, with appropriate care, […]

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28 September

Every year in America, 3.7 million babies are born. They’re born to families that are just starting out, big families and single parents. The vast majority of babies are born without birth defects but about 3% of babies suffer some type of defect. These defects are the number one cause of infant death and can, of course, […]

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28 September

It’s not always easy to observe addiction from the outside, especially when someone is abusing cocaine. While the focus is understandably often on the addict themselves, it’s important to keep in mind those around them and close to them. Addiction can cause real harm to these individuals and, paradoxically, they also hold the key to […]

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27 September

You probably already know that alcohol can damage your liver and also cause weight gain. Alcohol converts to sugar in your bloodstream, which provokes an insulin response that studies show can lead to weight gain by causing your body’s cells to store glucose as fat. If you don’t exercise frequently enough and drink in excess […]

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24 September

One of the first things to go out the window during a person’s addiction is their priorities. During active addiction, we allow people to treat us in ways we usually wouldn’t tolerate. We say and do things we know we shouldn’t, and we hurt the people who care about us the most. Being hurtful isn’t […]

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24 September

Are you one of the majority of families that still leave pills on countertops or in medicine cabinets? A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals that most parents still haven’t received the message that pills need to be locked up to keep them out of the wrong hands. This new survey asked 681 adults who had been […]

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22 September

If you’re a severe user of drugs or alcohol, it can be dangerous to attempt detox at home. In fact, going “cold turkey” can cause a seizure, heart attack, stroke, or even death. That’s why it’s so important to seek support from a licensed detox center. Take a look at some of the standards of detox to […]

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16 September

When it comes to talking to someone with an addiction problem, there are certain things that a person should avoid saying if they want to be at all effective in their conversation. Like any other type of issue that a person may be facing, addiction can be a sensitive subject and something that isn’t easy […]

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15 September

About this time, nine years ago, I was finishing up my addiction treatment program at a Narconon center. I had spent the previous three months getting my life together. It took a lot of work, self-reflection, and brutal honesty to get to the point where I needed to feel confident in my ability to stay sober. Ask […]

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