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Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs.


Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs

If you suspect a loved one of having a drug problem, where do you go to find information? Information on drug addiction can be found in a variety of places. Even if you are the one with the addiction when you have as much information as possible about this disease, you will be better equipped to...

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How Substance Abuse Happens.


How Substance Abuse Happens

Substance abuse occurs when a person uses a substance, which in time the body comes to rely on. When a drug, obtained either legally or illegally, is used regularly, the brain becomes used to its presence and normal functioning may occur. When the amount of the substance in the body is depleted as...

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The Downside of Methadone Addiction and Treatment.


The Downside of Methadone Addiction and Treatment

Methadone is a drug used to treat narcotic withdrawal symptoms and dependencies and also opium and heroin addiction. Because most people find it hard to shake off their addiction to other drugs, they use methadone to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal that keep them sick and under control of the...

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The Risk of Alcoholism in Early Drinkers.


The Risk of Alcoholism in Early Drinkers

A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) looked into the association between teenage drinking and alcoholism. The study took into account such factors as history of alcoholism in the family, smoking, childhood antisocial behavior, and drug use. All of these factors are...

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Addiction Counseling - What You Need To Know.


Addiction Counseling - What You Need To Know

Anyone who has an addiction problem should be aware of and should seriously consider attending addiction counseling. This is something that could turn a person’s life around. Addiction counseling can help them have a deeper understanding of the reasons behind their addictions, figure out ways...

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Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process.


Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process

Addiction affects both the user and society, which means that both should be partners in the inpidual’s road to addiction recovery. In a lot of cases, addiction involves both periods of relapse and periods of recovery. It is during relapse that support from the people around the person...

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction.


Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

Prescription drug addiction differs from other forms of drug abuse and addiction in that the abuse develops very subtly and the addiction, gradually. In many cases prescription drug use will start with a medical need. Those who use painkillers – one of the most common prescription drugs...

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview.


Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview

Dual Diagnosis means that a person has two different illnesses.
Such illnesses include: Severe or major mental illness and a substance disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) and substance induced acute symptoms that...

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Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program.


Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

When you or someone that you love is suffering from drug addiction and has considered treatment, the next step will be to choose a drug rehab center. This will be one of the most important and difficult decisions to make in your lifetime. Few of us know what to look for in a drug...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV

In our last entry we looked at how our addictive inner dialogs with specific absent others become repetitive such that the dynamic of our inner conversations themselves keep us trapped in our addictions. Underlying this dynamic is a closed feedback loop. It is this closed loop that keeps the addict...

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