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7 Steps to Take When a Loved One Refuses to Treat Alcohol Addiction

7 Steps to Take When a Loved One Refuses to Treat Their Alcohol Addiction

November 12, 2019

Convincing a loved one to accept treatment for their alcohol addiction can be challenging. Many addicts refuse to admit that they have a problem. Others promise to stop drinking and never do. There are also addicts who promise to treat alcohol addiction but find excuses to delay the moment. If you analyze their reactions, your…

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Drug Addiction and Recovery – Lessons from Elton John’s Addiction Story

Drug Addiction and Recovery – Lessons to Learn from Elton John’s Cocaine Addiction Story

November 4, 2019

The media rages about the recently launched memoirs of Elton John. Perhaps the most controversial parts of Me are the artist’s battle with drug addiction and recovery. After several relapses and reaching the final stages of human degradation, the artist managed to recover. He is now one step away from celebrating three decades of sobriety.…

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The Importance of Nutrition during Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery

The Importance of Nutrition during Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery

October 25, 2019

It is common knowledge that people addicted to drugs neglect their nutrition. Then it makes sense to make proper nutrition part of the addiction treatment and recovery process. Just consider the following facts about drug abuse and nutrition: Drug users have fewer and less consistent meals. Their food is highly processed and unhealthy. Many of…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Battling Alcohol Addiction

Mistakes to Avoid When Battling Alcohol Addiction

October 19, 2019

Everyone makes mistakes. However, when you are battling alcohol addiction, certain mistakes can be costly. They can undermine your recovery or cause you to relapse. Given the risks, it helps to be aware of those mistakes and take measures to avoid them. Here is a list of the most important ones. Mistakes to Avoid When…

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From the Opioid Addiction Crises to Infectious Disease Epidemics

October 12, 2019

Every year, in the U.S., opioid addiction takes thousands of lives. Specialists talk about an opioid addiction crisis, and there are no signs of it going away. Apparently, this crisis is not the only one we should be worried about. The number of viral and bacterial infections associated with opioid abuse has skyrocketed as well.…

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The Secret to Successful Addiction Treatment – Preventing Relapses

The Biggest Secret of Successful Addiction Treatment – Preventing Relapses

October 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered why so many addicts relapse? According to statistics, between 40 and 60% of recovering addicts have at least one relapse. The risk is real, and not even the most successful addiction treatment can diminish it. However, some recovery centers help their patients understand the risks and take measures to diminish them.…

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Brief Guide to Opioid Replacement Therapy During Addiction Treatment

Brief Guide to Replacement Therapy During Opioid Addiction Treatment

September 30, 2019

Opioid addiction is life-threatening not only for the person suffering from it but also to those around them. Addicts overdose, contract and spread infectious diseases, and even engage in criminal activities to obtain their next dose. Those who try to quit opioids experience severe withdrawal symptoms and usually relapse. That is why addiction treatment is…

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Brief Overview of the Medication Used in Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Brief Overview of the Medication Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction

September 20, 2019

Alcohol addiction treatment is difficult. That is why, many doctors and traditional treatment centers resort to medication. Its purpose is to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce distractions, so as to allow the addict to focus on their recovery and not relapse. In the following lines, we will review the most commonly used drugs. Commonly Used…

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Common Comorbidities in Patients Treated for Drug Addiction

Co-Ocurring Disorders and Common Comorbidities in Patients Treated for Drug Addiction

September 10, 2019

Patients addicted to drugs often suffer from other illnesses and disorders as well. These are called comorbidities. In some cases, the respective illnesses played an important part in the onset of the drug addiction. In other cases, the addiction created the premises for the comorbidity. When two health conditions coexist or affect the patient at…

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Why Opioid Rehab Programs Should Follow a Dual Approach

Why Opioid Addiction Treatments Should Follow a Dual Approach: Physical and Psychological

August 21, 2019

More and more Americans become addicted to pain-relieving drugs like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. As they seek and receive help, it becomes apparent which opioid rehab programs work and which do not. The results available so far suggest that the key to successfully treating opioid addiction is following a dual approach: physical and psychological.…

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