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  • Potentially Dangerous Drug Detox Side Effects

    Potentially Dangerous Drug Detox Side Effects

    Drug detox is often the first step in addiction treatment. According to the NIDA, "Patients should be encouraged to continue drug treatment following detoxification" as, without attending addiction treatment afterward, a patient could be in danger of relapse and other issues. This is only one of the potentially dangerous drug detox side effects.
    Relapse and Overdose An individual does...

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  • What are the Benefits of a Halfway House?

    What are the Benefits of a Halfway House?

    Halfway houses are gaining popularity as one facet of a substance abuse recovery plan because they offer so many different benefits. It is definitely going to be a wise idea for you to consider the benefits available to you through the halfway house concept.
    Finding a halfway house that helps with your particular addiction is essential to helping you actually overcome your addiction once...

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  • What is a Halfway House?

    What is a Halfway House?

    There is no single way to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Instead, the right rehab program is going to be one that is custom tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. What this means is that it is going to be integral for you to explore a variety of different options until you find something that you feel completely comfortable with.
    When you put time and effort into...

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  • Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    In the United States, several dangerous drugs of abuse are rapidly increasing in use but the risks involved sadly include death. Extremely dangerous substances like Krokodil which is a similar form of heroin that's man-made, and N-bomb also known as 'smiles', are two of the emerging trends in drug use today but they're potentially lethal.
    As new dangerous synthetic drugs of abuse come on...

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  • Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
    Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...

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  • Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Meth isn't the only dangerous synthetic (man-made) drug abused today that can lead to hallucinations and psychotic delusional behavior, fake weed also known as synthetic marijuana can too. Synthetic marijuana can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous to a person's emotional and physical health.
    Even though the effects of synthetic marijuana use are very serious, an alarming...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Safe Detoxification When a person abuses drugs overtime they become dependent or addicted to them and when they stop using, withdrawal symptoms are experienced. Detoxification is the process the body goes through as the chemicals and toxins from substances abused are leaving the body.
    During this time withdrawal symptoms are experienced and behavior based therapy or medications can be...

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  • Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

    Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

    Our Aging Generation and Substance and Alcohol Use When we think about drug, substance, or alcohol abuse for the most part we think about young teens and young adults. We completely forget that anyone of any age can find themselves caught up in a whirl-wind of drug or alcohol abuse.
    The numbers are continuing to grow among the older adults that misuse alcohol, prescription drugs and other...

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  • Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    There are definite consequences that affect us all due to illegal drug use. Drug use and abuse most definitely has a major impact on a user's health. Most times leading to sickness and diseases. The impact of drug use in this country as well as all over the world affects every walk of life. So many times, the user dies prematurely from a drug overdose or other illnesses associated with drug...

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