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Pros and Cons of 12 Step Recovery Programs for Addiction Treatment

October 3rd, 2019

The 12-step recovery program is a cornerstone in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Started in the 1930s, it was the first popularized treatment methodology to acknowledge addiction as something other than a choice….

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Teenage Troubles: Addressing the Unique Treatment Needs of Adolescents

October 3rd, 2019

Teen angst is something every now-adult experienced at some point in their youth. The drama-filled teen years seem like a small challenge to those who survived them in generations past, and have since moved on…

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The Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs

October 3rd, 2019

There are a variety of dangerous drugs in the world and the addictive levels of each varies wildly. Some are relatively non-addictive, while others cause addiction very quickly. Understanding the most addictive substances available can…

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Treating HIV/AIDS While In Recovery From Addiction

October 3rd, 2019

When a person suffers from HIV or AIDS and an addiction at the same time, they are caught in the grip of two very serious and dangerous health problems. Although both are life-threatening on their…

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Pros And Cons Of Going To A Local Rehab Center

October 3rd, 2019

There are many factors that contribute to a successful recovery. Most licensed rehabilitation centers use evidence-based treatment strategies that can prove effective for anyone willingly entering treatment to achieve sobriety. For many, local rehab offers…

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Drug Addiction And Babies: Long Term Effects

October 3rd, 2019

There is still much to be learned about the long term side effects of prenatal drug exposure. Studies point to some common cognitive and behavioral issues across the wide spectrum of drug types. One recent…

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Drug Addiction Quotes To Get You Through Your Day

October 3rd, 2019

Not all quotes about drug addiction are purely inspirational. They do not all reflect the positive side of recovery in the world of addiction, nor do they all initially make us feel good. It is…

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How Much Does a Drug and/or Alcohol Intervention Cost?

October 3rd, 2019

If you choose to use a professional interventionist drug and/or alcohol interventions start around $1,800 and cost upwards of $10,000. However, in certain situations sliding fee or financing options may exist. While it might be…

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Drug Diversion in Hospitals by Professionals

October 3rd, 2019

“Drug diversion is the illegal distribution or abuse of prescription drugs or their use for unintended purposes.” Sometimes diversion occurs in professional settings by the very people who are supposed to be helping others. With…

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Drug-Induced Hypertension

October 3rd, 2019

Substance use disorders may cause a person to develop temporary or chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension. This condition may cease if the drug of abuse is stopped, however, it is still very dangerous when…

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Drug Overdose Deaths At All-Time High

October 3rd, 2019

America’s Leading Cause of Accidental Death is Now Prescription Drug Overdose, CDC says The stories are painfully familiar in American life. A student athlete injures his leg playing football, gets addicted to opioid painkillers and…

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Going To Drug Rehab As An Alternative To Jail Or Prison

October 3rd, 2019

Each year, millions of people are affected by drug abuse worldwide. Indeed, in the United States alone, approximately 20 million Americans age 12 or older reported use of illicit drugs in the past 30 days,…

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Drug Rehab Centers That Help You Find Employment After Treatment is Complete

October 3rd, 2019

Transitioning back into the world of employment after rehabilitation may feel like an overwhelming impossibility. That fear is amplified if your addiction cost you your job or created a series of poor career references. Thankfully,…

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Dealing With Drug Using Dreams In Recovery

October 3rd, 2019

By the time you’ve entered recovery, you’ve likely been through a lot. Achieving sobriety can be a battle, and once you’ve found it, you want to protect it. For a newly recovered person, and even…

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How Drugs And Alcohol Affect Your Immune System

October 3rd, 2019

Millions are affected by alcohol or drug abuse every year in the United States. Perhaps one of the most underrated effects of addiction, though, is how it affects the immune system. Substances each affect the…

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