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What Does The Latest Research Tell Us About Addiction?

June 5, 2019

The latest developments in addiction treatment It's no surprise that an enormous amount of time and money continues to flow into research on addiction treatment. With the growing opioid epidemic, the rise in use of fentanyl, everyone understands what's at stake. While clinical and behavioral studies are important, recovery centers are laser-focused on learning about the latest developments in addiction treatment. Working off We Already Know...

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The Growing Fentanyl Addiction Problem

May 22, 2019

Fentanyl Addiction is Sweeping the Nation Fentanyl addiction is officially an epidemic according to many sources so today, we look at what's being done to stem the tide of this deadly drug's rise to infamy. Fentanyl is among the most notorious and dangerous opioids aroudn. As it rises in popularity, the continuing opioid epidemic problem becomes even more profoud and its use results in more and more deaths in the United States. Each year,...

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10 Signs It's Time To Go To Rehab

May 9, 2019

When is it time to go to rehab? In life, some things are crystal clear, others are a bit blurred. In the case of substance abuse, the signs are easy to spot if you're paying attention. For those who continue to live in denial or proclaim that they 'have it under control,' here are 10 crystal-clear signs it's time to go rehab. If you're exhibiting any one of these, experts agree that you are in need of help. 1) You've operated a motor vehicle...

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Addiction Recovery for Women

April 17, 2019

Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean that addiction treatment for women shouldn't be optimized for dealing with issues unqiue to women. That's not to say that each gender would benefit in different ways to the treatment, but any reasonable person would admit that the issues facing women today are different than those facing men. Since the sexes have some inherent differences, it stands to reason that...

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Is My Teenager Smoking Weed?

April 10, 2019

Looking Out For Signs Your Teen is Using Marijuana Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among teenagers. With the advent of social media, the use of marijuana is considered "cool" by many teens, and many teens don't even consider it to be a drug. Changes in laws regarding medicinal marijuana and recreational use causes many teens to doubt the dangers of marijuana use. A 2014 survey of 12th-grade students found that just over 21...

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How to Tell Friends & Family You're An Addict

March 20, 2019

How to Tell Someone You're an Addict Many addicts struggle with this. There is a much simpler way to look at this: When the time comes for you to get serious about getting sober, you'll realize that you don't want go through this alone - and that's the perfect time to tell someone you're an addict. If you're ready to tell your family that you miss being a part of the family, that's the time. When you want to make amends for the ways you...

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What Does a Sober Living Home Do?

March 11, 2019

The role of a Sober Living Home Research highlighted in PsychCentral suggests that it can take up to 66 days to create just one new habit. Until all of your drug habits shift, you’re at risk for a relapse to addiction. How can you keep yourself safe during that time? Assuming you've gone through Rehab/detox, you've probably been told that continuing your recovery through an IOP, PHP or sober living facility will significantly increase your...

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What Is IOP?

February 5, 2019

IOP and Its Place in Recovery An estimated 24 million people suffer from addiction or dependency on drugs and alcohol in the United States. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that only 11 percent – 2.6 million – receive the treatment they need. In general, there are two main types of addiction treatment: inpatient and outpatient. With an inpatient or residential program, clients enter into a...

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Drug Addiction

January 28, 2019

Anxiety and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder. For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance use disorder. Showing a clear link between anxiety and drug addiction, this coincidence had to be studied further. “There’s a huge overlap between the two,” says Petros Levounis, MD, chair of...

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What's After Rehab?

January 19, 2019

Knowing What's After Rehab is Critical to the Recovery Process The goal of treatment is always to pass to you the the skills you need in life to live a sober life and to manage stresses and challenges. Success after rehab means that these skills are vital to your success. Unfortunately, some people think that completing rehab means they're recovered. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rehab (aka "detox") is nothing more than purging the...

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