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What You Need To Know About Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Share on facebook Share on twitter A person whose body has developed a dependence on alcohol needs it in their system in order to feel and function “normally”. If they were to drastically cut down on their alcohol consumption or stop drinking altogether, withdrawal symptoms are sure to follow. That is one reason many alcohol… Continue reading What You Need To Know About Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding Common Opioid Half-Lives

Share on facebook Share on twitter Opioids are prescribed as painkillers to help patients dealing with moderate to severe pain caused by chronic medical conditions or after undergoing surgery. However, they also come with a high potential for abuse and addiction. Even patients who take opioids in accordance to doctors’ instructions run the risk of… Continue reading Understanding Common Opioid Half-Lives

How To Spot A Cocaine Addict

Share on facebook Share on twitter Cocaine is one of the most widely abused illicit drugs in the United States. It can have long-lasting effects on abusers, and the only way to make a full recovery is through rehab. However, many addicts struggle to get help, as they may not recognize they have a problem… Continue reading How To Spot A Cocaine Addict

An Introduction To Co-Occurring Disorders

Share on facebook Share on twitter Co-occurring disorders are also known as dual disorders, and it is diagnosed when a patient has a substance use disorder and a mental health condition. Substance use disorder is diagnosed when a patient is discovered to be abusing or dependent on alcohol or any type of drug. This impacts… Continue reading An Introduction To Co-Occurring Disorders

Why You Should Consider Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Share on facebook Share on twitter Outpatient treatment, in contrast with inpatient or residential treatment, is one of the last stages of a comprehensive treatment plan for addiction. It can be recommended as part of your continued care plan, affording individuals the flexibility and freedom to maintain a life outside the facility while continuing to… Continue reading Why You Should Consider Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Common Signs Of Alcohol Abuse

Share on facebook Share on twitter Did you know that alcohol has the highest rates of abuse and addiction nationwide? Alcohol abuse is typically defined as any use that comes with negative consequences for the user, be it mentally or physically. It does not necessarily mean the user is dependent on alcohol or has an… Continue reading Common Signs Of Alcohol Abuse