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Do Addiction Interventions Work?

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When most people think of addicts, the image that comes to mind is often someone who’s lost almost everything, who’s fallen into financial disrepair, lost their job and possibly even their home, who looks emaciated and unhealthy, and who’s turned to a life of crime in order to sustain their substance abuse habit. Unfortunately, there’s […]

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The Pros and Cons of Staging an Intervention

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Enough is Enough While it goes without saying that addiction has a profound effect on the individual who suffers from the disease, addiction is also a toxic force on the lives of all those connected to the addict. In particular, family members, friends, and other loved ones are in a position where they have to […]

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7 Reasons Why Couples Rehab Works

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Climbing out of addiction to drugs or alcohol is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. Though on the other side of the battle comes a clean life, worth overcoming every hurdle, this lifelong journey toward sober living is one of the hardest things you will ever do. This is an especially difficult journey with family […]

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12 Tips for How to Counsel a Drug Addict

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One of the most painful and confusing experiences a person can go through is finding out a loved one is caught up in substance abuse and addiction. Once the addiction is known, the question goes from “What is going on?” to “Where do we go from here?” In attempting to answer that question, people tend […]

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The 12 Best Rehab Centers in Florida

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Addiction is a tough disease to overcome alone, which is why many people turn to rehabilitation facilities for help with their recovery process. Finding the right drug or alcohol rehabilitation center is vital in maintaining lasting sobriety, but sometimes it’s hard to know which one might be a good fit as there is an overwhelming […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal: Timeline, Symptoms and Treatment

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Millions of Americans suffer from an alcohol use disorder, and more than 80 percent of the US adult population has admitted to drinking at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). With so many people struggling with alcohol misuse, the process of alcohol withdrawal is common […]

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Probuphine: New Opioid Treatment Drug Approved by FDA

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable treatment for opioid addiction, Probuphine, according to ABC News.            The implant, comprised of four match-size rods, is inserted beneath the skin. The opioid treatment releases a milder dose of an opioid treatment drug known as buprenorphine for six months.  […]

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Social Media Posts: Can They Reveal Problematic Drinking?

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College students who post status updates about their alcohol use on social networking sites may be exhibiting an “alcohol identity” that could indicate whether they are at risk of having problems with alcohol, according to a recent study. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Ohio University set out to learn what drives students to drink […]

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Signs of Drug Addiction to Look Out For

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When it comes to signs of drug addiction, they can be hard to spot. The severity of these signs vary person to person, but there is a series of signs applicable to most addictions. The following signs are more for addictions still in an earlier phase of the disease. For the more severe addictions, the […]