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Group Therapy for Alcohol Recovery

Why Group Therapy is Beneficial for Alcoholics

March 22, 2020

Individuals who are in recovery from alcohol addiction have several choices when it comes to treatment. Deciding how to approach recovery is deeply personal and what works for one person may not work for another. Group therapy for alcohol recovery is one treatment option that’s highly recommended because of its effectiveness. However, many people are…

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Stop Drinking Safely

How to Stop Drinking Safely

March 19, 2020

Alcohol is an extremely addictive substance and it can be difficult to stop drinking safely without professional assistance. Therefore, alcoholics should always seek help when detoxing since the withdrawal symptoms can be strong and painful. They should also get professional help throughout the recovery process since detox is only the beginning. People with alcohol use…

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Alcohol Use Disorder and Depression

Exploring the Link Between Alcohol Use Disorder and Depression

March 15, 2020

Alcohol use disorder and depression often occur together. Alcohol can worsen the symptoms of depression and other mood disorders. Meanwhile, depression can cause individuals to consume excessive amounts of alcohol. Each condition can make the other worse, creating a cycle that can be pervasive if not treated. If you or a loved one is dealing…

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Long Term Suboxone Use

The Pros and Cons of Long-Term Suboxone Use

March 12, 2020

Suboxone is a drug that’s used to minimize withdrawal symptoms when an individual quits opioids cold turkey. It satisfies the brain’s reward receptors and starts the healing process. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid. It activates the brain’s reward receptors but not as strongly as heroin does. Rather, the…

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Treating Opioid Addiction

How Opioid Use Affects the Heart

March 8, 2020

It is well-known that opioid use can be dangerous. While prescribed opioids can bring much-needed relief to patients who are in severe pain, they also present risks. If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, you need to know that other health issues could be looming. You need to get professional help in…

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High Functioning Drug Addict

How to Spot A High-Functioning Drug Addict

March 4, 2020

Many people think they know what a drug addict looks like. They think about someone who is emaciated, unable to keep a job, and possibly living on the street. This portrayal was never completely accurate, and it is even less so today. There is no “typical” image of an addict. They can be of any…

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Person thinking about withdrawals as he stops drinking alcohol

How Your Body Changes When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

February 28, 2020

There are a number of reasons why people quit drinking alcohol. Sometimes, it’s because hangover symptoms are getting worse. Other times, it’s because drinking is affecting their job or family life and they want to get things under control. Some people stop before their alcohol drinking starts to cause serious problems. Whatever the reason, quitting…

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Drug Dependency

What’s the Difference Between Drug Dependency and Addiction?

February 19, 2020

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding drug use and abuse. Terms like drug dependency and drug addiction can be difficult to understand. That’s because some people use the terms interchangeably and some organizations define them differently. In recent years, some experts have come to reject both terms. That being said, there are commonly accepted definitions…

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Drug Rehab Facility

How to Avoid Substituting One Addiction for Another

February 12, 2020

If you’re in drug addiction recovery, you may believe that once you get treatment for that particular addiction, you’ll be cured. However, many people in recovery substitute one addiction for another. This is called addiction replacement and it helps to confirm that addiction is a disease. In many cases, addiction is not tied to just…

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Explaining Your Drug Addiction

Explaining Your Drug Addiction to Loved Ones

February 4, 2020

There are many misconceptions surrounding drug addiction. This is not surprising since it is quite a complicated disease. There is a wealth of information available. However, some people believe it results from a lack of willpower or that it’s a moral failing. Even the people who love you may not get that you have a…

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