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What is Case Management? Why is it Important?

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When it comes to entering and receiving treatment for addiction to alcohol and drugs, that are many components involved as well as extensive planning and decisions to be made, which can become overwhelming for many individuals who have become desperate for relief from chemical dependency. More often than not, the choice to accept help and […]

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Breaking Bad Gets It Right: Meth Production in the Midwest

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In the popular AMC show Breaking Bad, high school chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, then resorts to using his knowledge of the periodic table and his chemistry expertise uses meth production as a means of funding his medical treatments and to take care of his oblivious family. Set and filmed […]

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What is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction?

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After years of stigmatization and considering addicts to merely be weak in character and will, we now know that addiction is actually a disease. In fact, the definition most widely agreed upon a state that addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder in which individuals become chemically dependent due to compulsive seeking and consumption of alcohol […]

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The Northeast & Painkiller Addiction

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Each mind-altering substance, whether alcohol, cocaine, LSD, or otherwise, offers users profound personal risk in a number of ways. Alcohol can be purchased legally, making it exceptionally easy for users to obtain legitimately; however, for drug users this risk begins when the user seeks his or her drug of choice, which often entails venturing into […]

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Sobriety Means Staying Clean from All Drugs

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If you are a drug addict, then sobriety means staying clean from all drugs, including alcohol. Yet, this can often seem like a tall order. Many of us have been using drugs and alcohol for years on end. Perhaps we were introduced as a young age and we’ve been getting high ever since. Different drugs also have […]

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Religion and Recovery

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In the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step groups, members are encouraged to find a God (or higher power) of their own understanding, something greater than themselves. This is considered an important part of personal recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism; many alcoholics and addicts struggle with the idea of control and ego, and […]

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A New, Dangerous Drug

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Image Source: The Drug Classroom Times are changing… and drugs are changing with them. In recent years, there’s been an explosion of new “designer drugs,” a cause for much concern if you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem. Designer drugs get their name from the study of drug design. Sometimes, chemical compounds […]

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Addiction to Marijuana

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There can be a lot of confusion and misinformation about marijuana. In recent times, it has been decriminalized, legalized or used for medicinal purposes. As less people view marijuana in a negative light, more people are using it recreationally. At the same time, it’s casually dismissed as being “not even a drug.” Oftentimes users justify smoking […]

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You Can’t Put a Price on Recovery from Addiction

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“I’m an addict. I desperately want and need help. I’m looking into some treatment centers, but… How will I be able to pay for it? Will my insurance cover it?” These thoughts constantly run through the mind of an addict who’s decided he wants to get clean. They run through the mind of his family […]

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What is Sex Addiction?

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How do you know if you are a sex addict? Like drugs, alcohol or any other addiction, sex feels good to most people who have experienced it. But when does something cross the line from feeling good to becoming an addiction? A simple answer to this question is: when it starts to create problems in your life. […]