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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT is a blend of counseling and medication designed to improve outcomes. MAT has been used for opioid addiction since the 1960s and 70s, beginning first with Read More…

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Signs You Need Treatment for Meth Addiction

Table of Contents Signs You Need Treatment for Meth AddictionBehavioral Changes Associated With Meth AddictionPreventing the Damage The numbers surrounding meth addiction in the United States paint a truly frightening Read More…

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Long-term Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

First developed in the 1960s, benzodiazepines were intended to replace other tranquilizers like barbiturates. Common benzodiazepines include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium and Librium. (1) Generally prescribed for anxiety disorders and Read More…

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Morphine vs. Heroin – What is the Difference?

It’s no secret that the U.S. is caught in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis. In 2018, (1) approximately 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids. In Read More…

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Adventure Therapy for Substance Abuse

Table of Contents What Is Adventure Therapy For Substance Abuse?The Benefits of Adventure Therapy for Substance AbuseThe Value of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone As you’ve probably heard, again Read More…

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5 Warning Signs of Addiction

Table of Contents The Nature of AddictionHere are 5 warning signs of addiction:Change in Priorities:Consequences:Physical Symptoms or Changes:Dangerous or Risky Behavior:Denial and Dishonesty:Conclusion The Nature of Addiction Addiction is insidious Read More…

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The Importance of Family Support During Rehab

Table of Contents Decisions and AcceptanceWillingness and SupportRecovering Together For many of us, entering treatment for addiction will be one of the most important decisions we ever make. The road Read More…

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What to Expect From an Outpatient Alcohol Detox

Out of the many challenges that recovering people inevitably face, the first ones they encounter are often the hardest. Not surprisingly, this includes the fear and discomfort associated with the Read More…

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Understanding Codependency and its Role in Addiction

Codependency is a type of dysfunctional, one-sided relationship. In a codependent relationship, one person relies on another to have their mental, physical, and emotional needs met. It is very common Read More…

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Cameron Dallas Shares His Addiction Story

Actor and internet personality Cameron Dallas recently opened up about his struggle with addiction and his commitment to long-term recovery and sobriety. Initially famous for his Youtube and Vine videos, Read More…

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