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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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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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Stages of Change for Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation.


Stages of Change for Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Prochaska & DiClemente developed a stages of change model that identifies 5 progressive stages of change as they specifically apply to overcoming addictions. Precontemplation The stage where the inpidual is not contemplating changing any of their addictive behaviors. This stage is often...

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Stages of Addiction.


Stages of Addiction

Stages of Addiction While genetics and neurochemistry assuredly play important roles in addiction the experience of addiction from the addict’s perspective is not at the genetic or neurochemical level. The experience of addiction is progressive.
At first the inpidual may just be ...

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