The Many Health Consequences of Drug Abuse

The Many Health Consequences of Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Come With Countless Ramifications Those who are addicted to drugs often underestimate the health consequence of both short-term and long-term drug abuse. The reality is that drug use takes a devastating toll on all aspects of your health and some...
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05/20 2019
Common Characteristics of an Addict

Common Characteristics of an Addict

Addicts Exhibit Certain Traits There are certain characteristics that individuals exhibit that can indicate a drug or alcohol abuse issue. When an individual that you know well has turned to drugs or alcohol, it is almost immediately apparent that their behavior, attitude,...
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05/17 2019
Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Sustaining Sobriety Through Coping Mechanisms Since addiction is classified as a disease, it requires constant monitoring in order to keep it under control. Ensuring that you are taking part in aftercare programs and utilizing trigger management tools means that you are taking...
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05/13 2019
Getting a Loved One Into Rehabilitation

Getting a Loved One Into Rehabilitation

Providing Guidance to Those in Need It is never easy to confront a loved one about their substance abuse and how it is taking a toll on both the individual as well as their family. While it may not be easy to...
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05/08 2019
Addiction: A Family Disease

Addiction: A Family Disease

Addiction Affects Those Who Are Closest to The Individual When it comes to drug or alcohol addiction, we often think that it is only the individual sufferer that is struggling. Addiction is classified as a family disease which means that it negatively...
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05/06 2019
The Five Stages of Addiction

The Five Stages of Addiction

The Downward Spiral of Addiction Addiction is a disease that does not simply happen overnight, rather, is a progressive disease that occurs over the course of time. Before addiction becomes dependence and this is the stage of substance abuse that you build...
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05/03 2019
Struggling With a Co-Occurring Disorder

Struggling With a Co-Occurring Disorder

Mental Illness and Addiction When an individual struggles with a co-occurring disorder, they suffer from both mental illness as well as an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For individuals that struggle with both of these, dual diagnosis treatment is required. This type...
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05/01 2019
Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right For You?

Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right For You?

There are Two Main Types of Treatment Programs When an individual is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, treatment is absolutely necessary. Since addiction is classified as a disease, it requires the assistance of professional addiction treatment programs in order to...
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04/29 2019