Dependence vs Drug Addiction

Dependence vs Drug Addiction: Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

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Addiction is a very complicated, almost enigmatic disease that we’re only recently beginning to understand. It wasn’t too long ago that the consensus was that addicts were simply being willfully selfish and self-destructive. In short, they were merely being bad people and having a problem with alcohol or drugs was seen as a moral affliction. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Am I an Addict?

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Denial is a major component of addiction. Either because they’re unable or unwilling to accept the reality of a substance use problem, the majority of addicts deny whether they’re actually even addicted. Unfortunately, this means that a number of individuals in need of help are unable to receive it because they continue to believe they […]

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Getting Help For People Struggling With Drug Addiction

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There are countless diseases and afflictions in the world, some of which are physical and some are mental or emotional. Although each disease comes with its own set of effects that can have an extensive impact on one’s life, arguably the worst disease is that of addiction. When it comes to struggling with drug addiction, […]

Types of Rehabilitation Services

7 Types of Rehab Services That Treat Addiction

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Recovery is a very in-depth, individualized process. What works for one addict will not necessarily work for the next addict. Luckily, there are a multitude of rehab services that may be better suited to treat some addicts more effectively than others. Thanks to these different rehab services, rest assured that you’ll find that one will […]

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Is Detox Only for Physical Drug Withdrawal?

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Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. Individuals who begin experimenting with alcohol and drugs must continue that behavior for a prolonged time for addiction to set in. Moreover, there are frequently numerous other factors that contribute to the development of an addiction, including prior exposure to substance abuse such as having a parent with a substance abuse […]

What You Should Know about Treatment Guidelines

What You Should Know About Benzo Detox

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Benzodiazepines, called “benzos” for short, are medications that depress the central nervous system. Commonly known as sedatives or tranquilizers, they are prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and even severe withdrawal. Occasionally, benzos may be used as an anesthetic before surgery as well. The benzodiazepine class of drugs includes: Ativan (lorazepam) Klonopin (clonazepam) Halcion (triazolam) […]

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The Brain on Alcohol: Why Drinkers Are Forgetful

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When it comes to the physical health effects of alcoholism, traditionally, it’s the liver that gets much of the attention. Additionally, there’s been a surge of interest in identifying the biological factors, or the genetic markers, that distinguish those individuals who are particularly susceptible to the development of alcoholism from those who aren’t. However, a […]

The Difference Between Reckless Youth and Disease

Reckless Youths vs. Chronic Alcoholism

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What distinguishes a genuine alcoholic from a “hard drinker”, a “moderate drinker”, or someone who just “parties a little too much”? It’s not always easy to tell. After all, drinking is common across many cultures and recreational drinking is almost a rite of passage in American youth culture. It doesn’t seem reasonable to label someone […]