Which Drug Addictions Don’t Require Medical Detox?

What is Medical Detox? Medical detox, also referred to as medically assisted detox, is the use of medication in a controlled and monitored environment to flush drugs from the body. It is also particularly useful in managing short-term drug withdrawal symptoms, which...

Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal

Have you ever spent days or weeks away from someone you typically see every day? Possibly a sibling, parent, or spouse. Did you start to miss them, wish you had them with you, and imagine the things about that person that bring you comfort? At first, the feelings seem...

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A Guide To Alcohol Counselors and Counseling Services

If you’re someone who has enjoyed alcohol frequently and are starting to wonder if you have a problem, an alcohol counselor can help. What was once fun could be hurting you, and the only way forward is to get your problem under control; a professional like...

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5 Factors That Affect How Long Drug Rehab Lasts

5 Factors That Affect How Long Drug Rehab Lasts

Whether it is because of kids, a pet, your job, financial reasons, or just wanting to get back to life, it is normal to want to know long drug rehab is. It is also normal for family members to wonder how long their loved one will be in a rehab facility or when they...

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Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment

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...

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The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

What Are The Different Levels of Care? And, Why Are They Important? When looking for addiction treatment, you’ll come across different levels of care. Understanding the unique differences between each level of care will allow you to make a more informed decision on...

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis refers to a person that is suffering from substance use disorder in addition to an underlying psychiatric or mental health issue. While alcoholism and drug addiction are themselves mental disorders, many people that are experiencing addiction also have...

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Can Psychedelic Drugs Lead to Mental Disorders?

Can Psychedelic Drugs Lead to Mental Disorders?

What is the relationship between psychedelic drugs and mental health disorders? Over 30 million Americans abuse psychedelic drugs, like LSD, psilocybin and DMT. The majority of these users are abusing the drugs to trigger a psychedelic experience or hallucination....

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Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

We recently broke down the AA Preamble into separate parts, noting that it was important to understand the text which begins every AA meeting. But the Preamble doesn’t technically begin every meeting. Both AA and NA meetings generally start with the Serenity Prayer....

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Reading Guide for ‘We Agnostics’

Reading Guide for ‘We Agnostics’

The target audience for “We Agnostics” is relatively easy to define. (aga7ta/Shutterstock) Groups such as AA and NA have many detractors, people who believe that they are religious organizations or even cults. This misconception extends to 12-based treatment centers,...

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How Xanax Addiction Treatment Works

How Xanax Addiction Treatment Works

With more and more benzodiazepine prescriptions being written, more and more Americans are seeking Xanax addiction treatment. Non-adherence to a schedule or non-compliance to dosage can quickly lead to drug abuse. Xanax is, after all, a very potent and strong...

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