Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member

What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member or Loved One?

Initially Seeing the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member Alcoholism is often called a family disease. So why is this? It’s referred to as a family disease because alcoholism affects everyone in a family unit. It doesn’t just affect the person with the disease. If you’re the child of an alcoholic, the spouse of an…

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How Does Alcoholic Drinking Compare to Other Types of Drinking?

Understanding Alcoholism There are often misunderstandings about alcoholic drinking and what alcoholism is, versus what it isn’t. Alcoholism is classified as a disease and it includes dependence on alcohol to function “normally,” as well as intense cravings and a loss of control over one’s drinking. Alcoholism is also often called alcohol use disorder (AUD), and…

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FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

What Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur if a woman drinks alcohol while she’s pregnant. FASDs can include physical symptoms as well as issues related to learning and behavior. Often a child born with FASDs will have a combination of physical, learning…

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5 Hobbies to Pick Up in Addiction Recovery

Many recovering addicts will often notice that they have a lot of free time on their hands. Instead of obsessing over, using or getting over the use of drugs or alcohol, these individuals now have nothing to do. If they don’t fill in their spare time with a  hobby, they may find their minds start…

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Trauma and Mental Health Conditions as Related to Addiction

You’ve probably heard of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders when you were getting assessed for an addiction treatment program. If not, you’ve probably heard it online when learning more about the different types of treatment plans and options that are available. If you haven’t completely wrapped your head around what a co-occurring disorder is, and…

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5 Statistics on Drug Use in the Workplace

Drug use in the workplace is much more prevalent than you’d think. Many addicts are functioning addicts, and can usually hide their addiction pretty well. They can be your accountant, your favorite cashier at your local grocery store, your child’s teacher or even your doctor. To explore the prevalence and impact of this issue, here…

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Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment

Buprenorphine is a common medication used as an opioid treatment. Those who receive addiction treatment for opioid addiction and abuse will often be encouraged to take this medication, which can ease withdrawal symptoms for a more comfortable recovery. This drug is one of the three more popular opioid addiction treatment medications. It has some unique…

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5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

Many people don’t fully understand addiction at all, so there are many misconceptions about this mental health disorder floating around. Many people believe that addiction is completely treatable and that addicts can quit whenever they want. These misconceptions prevent substance abusers from getting the help and support that they need. “Nearly 50% of Americans knows…

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Relapsing

When going through recovery, you’ll often hear from addiction experts that relapses are common in recovery. Approximately 40% to 60% of those who seek addiction treatment will relapse at least once. This could be anything from developing a full-blown addiction once again or merely having a sip of alcohol or using drugs once. Among those…

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Oxycontin inpatient addiction recovery programs

OxyContin Rehab: Inpatient vs Outpatient vs PHP Facilities

OxyContin Abuse Not everyone who abuses OxyContin is addicted, but abuse of prescription drugs can and often does lead to an addiction. Signs of OxyContin abuse can include: Taking higher doses than prescribed Taking OxyContin more often than instructed by a physician Using OxyContin without a prescription Taking it other than how it’s intended to…

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