Celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month This October

Celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month This October

This October, help White Sands Treatment Center raise awareness about substance abuse by celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Call 877-855-3470 to learn more. Join White Sands Treatment Center this October in celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember all...
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10/05 2016
Evidence Based Treatment For Depression And Alcoholism

Evidence Based Treatment For Depression And Alcoholism

The Importance of Evidence Based Treatment for Alcoholism and Depression. Addiction is classified as a mental disorder because of the influence drugs and alcohol can have on brain chemistry. When a brain disorder such as addiction occurs with another mental disorder, the...
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09/29 2016
Alcoholism In Women

Alcoholism In Women

Women and Alcohol: Celebrities and Public Figures Open Up About Their Battles with Alcoholism Proving This Disease Can Affect Anyone For many people, a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine is a normal part of getting together while enjoying a...
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09/15 2016
Heroin Overdose Crisis In Ohio

Heroin Overdose Crisis In Ohio

Ohio is in the midst of an opioid and heroin addiction epidemic and across the state the effects can be seen in communities large and small. According to the Ohio officials last year, 3,050 people died in Ohio from drug overdoses. Just...
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09/12 2016
Are Mobile Apps Helping Addiction Relapse Prevention?

Are Mobile Apps Helping Addiction Relapse Prevention?

Are the Internet and Mobile Devices Improving Substance Relapse Prevention Initiatives? New Studies from The American Heart Association indicate that participants in internet interventions and those who used mobile device interventions reduced tobacco use and remained dedicated to cutting alcohol use. Researchers...
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09/06 2016
Effects of Fentanyl Abuse

Effects of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller medication that is used to treat chronic pain. Fentanyl is much stronger than other pain medications such as morphine, and is intended to prevent or diminish severe pain and discomfort in individuals who suffered a major injury...
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08/04 2016
Common Behaviors of Addicts

Common Behaviors of Addicts

Addiction is a primary, chronic, progressive disease that has its roots in genetics, brain chemistry and attachment. An addiction involves the compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite the existence of negative consequences. People can develop an addiction to a wide variety of...
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08/01 2016
Babies Born To Opiate Addicted Mothers

Babies Born To Opiate Addicted Mothers

On Friday, July 22, 2016 President Barack Obama took progressive action to address what he referred to as America’s “opioid epidemic.” Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act into law in an effort to combat the abuse and dependence of heroin...
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07/29 2016
How to Get an Addict to Seek Help

How to Get an Addict to Seek Help

Unfortunately, the physical effects of drug addiction are not the only negative attributes associated with the illness. Prolonged drug and alcohol abuse is often accompanied by serious mental and emotional struggles, denial being one of them. Denial is a major barrier for...
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07/26 2016
10 Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

10 Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is an extraordinary feat, but maintaining sobriety can be an overwhelming task for many. It’s important to learn the appropriate tools and coping skills necessary in order to avoid a relapse and life your life...
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07/25 2016