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Family Drug Addiction Treatment Program.


Family Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Substance abuse leads to drug addiction when the individual goes from casual drug use in a social atmosphere to being completely emotionally and physically dependent on the drug. Quitting any type of drug when someone is addicted to it is an extremely difficult process causing a lot of pain and...

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The Misuse of Tylox Can Lead to Addiction and Liver Damage.


The Misuse of Tylox Can Lead to Addiction and Liver Damage

If you're suffering from moderate to severe pain due to a medical condition you may be prescribed a combination drug like Tylox for the relief of pain and discomfort. Tylox is a combination drug, the capsules contain oxycodone and acetaminophen and should never be combined with alcohol, sedatives,...

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Do You Have a Drug Addiction Problem?.


Do You Have a Drug Addiction Problem?

A good percentage of teenagers and adults have experimented with drug use at some point in their lives, whether it is prescription drugs or recreational drug use. The line to be drawn between casual use and substance abuse or addiction is sometimes hard to define. However one thing is true for all...

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Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs.


Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs

Because prescription drug abuse is such a significant problem among our youth, I can't imagine being the parent of a school aged child today. Kids are approached with substance use at a much younger age anymore and prescription pills are often the type of drug adolescents and teens may be willing...

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Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms.


Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

More than a decade ago certain Buprenorphine products were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating opiate addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, meaning even though...

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The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery.


The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery

One of the biggest challenges people face when they're in recovery from any drug addiction is remaining clean for an extended period of time. This is to be expected though because addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder and relapse is very common during recovery, especially in the early...

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The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction.


The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction

Many people confuse the difference between substance abuse and substance addiction as they tend to be grouped together in the same definition. However, it may surprise you to learn there are a wide variety of differences between the two terms as far as the short-term and long-term effects, the type...

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Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays.


Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays

With alcohol being a common part of holiday celebrations it can be a very challenging and stressful time of the year for anyone struggling in their recovery. Although it's always best to avoid situations where alcohol may available, during the holidays that's not always possible. In order to remain...

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Understanding the Cycle of Addiction.


Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction Cycle: Alcohol and drug addiction research clearly shows that the addicted brain is chemically and psychologically different from the normal brain. The idea of addiction being a neurological disorder is critical to understanding the development of addiction and the recovery process. read more

Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability.


Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability

It's extremely dangerous as well as illegal in numerous states to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any mind-altering substance but unfortunately, drugged driving is a common occurrence anymore. The risk of a person having a fatal accident is tripled with drug use and when it...

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