The Cost of Addiction Treatment

The costs of addiction are high. That we know for sure. Unfortunately, far too many people shy away from treating addiction because they are worried about the cost. Addiction treatment will require an investment of time, resources, and often money. Get to know what impacts the cost of addiction treatment. Type of Addiction Treatment Program…

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The Rising Issue of Teen Drug Abuse

Throughout time, young people have been curious about the world. Experimentation and exploration are normal for teenagers. However, teen drug abuse is not something that can be overlooked or ignored. It is a growing problem that can have devastating, lifelong effects for teens and their loved ones. Teens and Self Esteem One of the major…

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Dedicated Men’s Detox Programs

Why Men Can Thrive in Gender-Specific Detox Programs When individuals are diagnosed with an addiction, the first step is often to find a detox facility. Detox is a critical component of lasting recovery. With so many types of detox available, it can be difficult to narrow down the choices. For many, a dedicated men’s detox…

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Getting Off Suboxone

Getting Off Suboxone In an effort to get off dangerous opioid drugs like heroin or prescription painkillers, weaning techniques can be used. Prescription medications like Suboxone can be one tool to aid in the ending of a dangerous addiction. Unfortunately, however, it also creates the potential for a secondary addiction. It is just as important…

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Symptoms of Withdrawal

Symptoms of Withdrawal When individuals who are addicted to a specific substance cease consumption suddenly, often in a detox environment, they will go through what is known as withdrawal. When in a supervised setting, withdrawal is a key process of recovery. However, it can be risky if done unsupervised. Explore the common symptoms of withdrawal…

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Treating Addiction While Managing Pain

Treating Addiction While Managing Pain The abuse of or addiction to prescription painkillers is often a result of chronic pain. While the management of pain is important, so is breaking free from addiction. Thankfully, there are a number of effective pain management tools and techniques that won’t cause the same harmful effects of addictive opioid…

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What to do When Addiction is Coupled With Mental Disorders

What to do When Addiction is Coupled With Mental Disorders Addiction is often viewed as a standalone disease. In reality, however, addiction is often coupled with other conditions. In particular, the combination of addiction and mental illness is common. Through dual diagnosis treatment, both conditions can be treated successfully. Understanding Co-occurring Disorders Co-occurring disorder is…

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Exploring the Role of Family Therapy in Addiction Rehab

Exploring the Role of Family Therapy in Addiction Rehab In addiction rehab, a variety of treatment methods and therapies are employed to ensure that patients can achieve recovery. While a comprehensive approach is best, there is no denying the impact of family therapy. Including families in the process of recovery from addiction can help rebuild…

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The Link Between Athletes and Prescription Drug Abuse

The Link Between Athletes and Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and it can be problematic for all demographics. One group that is particularly at risk, but often overlooked, is athletes. For several reasons, athletes may be more likely to abuse prescription drugs, develop addictions and need treatment to embrace a healthy,…

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How Alcoholism Can Keep You From Starting a Family

How Alcoholism Can Keep You From Starting a Family Alcoholism is responsible for a number of physical, emotional, psychological and financial problems. For those who want to start a family, alcoholism can also make it difficult to achieve pregnancy. An addiction to alcohol can impact fertility in a significant way, and it can also cause…

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