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How Narcan Works: The Drug That’s Curbing Overdose Effects

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Image Source: NBC News/ Mel Evans There are numerous risks inherent in substance abuse for any of the mind-altering chemicals one can introduce into the body. Even marijuana—seen as one of the less urgently dangerous drugs—can produce a number of adverse health effects in the body, especially in one’s respiratory system. Because of this, users of […]

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Recipe for Rehabilitation: If Recovery is a Cake, Treatment is the Flour

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The journey toward addiction is different for everyone. For some, addiction begins as experimentation with substance abuse, perhaps with a legal substance like alcohol. A couple evening cocktails are fine until it’s not enough anymore. The social drinker develops a physical dependence on alcohol that leaves him or her in a state of sickness after […]

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Addiction: Tearing Families Apart

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Although addiction affects everyone differently, the factors that contribute to the development of addiction remain the same. For some, a genetic predisposition renders them particularly susceptible to addiction, more likely due to a confluence of biological factors to become an addict once they experiment with an addictive behavior. There are also environmental factors that can […]

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Rock Bottom: Knowing When to Stop Digging

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Addiction is a non-discriminating disease of the brain. Individuals of any age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level can develop and suffer from a substance abuse disorder. As a potentially fatal affliction, addiction doesn’t care about an individual’s aspirations and goals, whether they have a family to care for or whether they’re the CEO of a Fortune […]

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Addiction Kills (In More Ways Than One)

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Addiction is classified as a chronic relapsing disease that most directly affects the brain. Due to the chemical, structural, and functional changes that occur in the brain as a result of substance abuse, addiction causes a number of profound changes for addicts. These changes include, but are not limited to, such effects as declining health, […]

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What is Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment?

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Individuals who become addicted to alcohol and drugs learn from experience the number of profound ways that addiction affects a person’s life. Substance abuse disorders, as well as many types of behavioral addiction, render a person completely changed, robbing them of their potential and their aspirations, depleting their mental and physical health, and resulting in […]

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Finding a Drug Treatment Center with a Christian Program

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Recovery is an intense journey. Those experiencing addiction and ready to begin rehabilitation quickly experience just how powerful and personal addiction recovery can be. It’s common for the loved ones of addicts to stage interventions as a last-ditch attempt to urge the individual to receive addiction treatment by participating in an addiction treatment program. When […]

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Our best minds and scholars have spent years researching addiction, coming to the conclusion that it’s not merely a sign of abnormality, immorality, or being a self-centered, selfish deviant; rather, addiction is a disease that’s not unlike diabetes or heart disease. However, even though addiction is technically a disease, it’s also quite different from many […]

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Breaking the Chains: Finding Freedom from Addiction

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Addiction can begin in many different ways. For some individuals, addiction began as taking an extra prescription pain medication here and there when symptoms of a painful condition would flare up, needing more and more of the medication over time until it becomes unbearable to not take large doses of the medication. There are also […]

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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 […]