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drug addiction

How to Tell Your Loved Ones You’re an Addict

July 28, 2020

Admitting that you have a substance abuse problem can be very difficult. Even though you may have been struggling for some time, openly stating that you’re an addict is likely to be tough. Many addicts feel ashamed or guilty while others are afraid of the reaction they’ll get. They fear the people they love will…

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rehab

Tips for Adjusting to the Workplace After Rehab

July 25, 2020

Completing treatment for drug addiction is a significant moment in an addict’s life. It means they have the tools to help them cope with daily challenges and live a life that’s free of substance abuse. For many people struggling with addiction, inpatient treatment offers the best chance of recovery. However, it’s an intensive experience that…

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opioids

Why Mixing Opioids and Marijuana to Treat Chronic Pain is Dangerous

July 19, 2020

Millions of Americans struggle with chronic pain – ongoing pain that lasts more than six months. Chronic pain may result from illness or an injury, but it can continue after the illness has passed or the injury has healed. It can also occur in the absence of any apparent injury. Chronic pain may be linked…

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addiction

What’s the Difference Between Detox and Rehab?

July 12, 2020

If you’re ready to take the first step towards recovering from addiction, you may be unsure about what you should do. You may know you need professional help from our Asheville rehab specialists, but determining exactly where to go may be difficult. Perhaps you’re wondering if you need to detox or whether you should enter…

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Dealing with Drug Addiction

How to Respond When Your Loved One is Dealing with Drug Addiction

July 4, 2020

Learning that a loved one is dealing with drug addiction can be overwhelming. You may feel confused, angry, and even hopeless. However, you need to know that addiction doesn’t have to last forever. Addicts can recover. While you can’t force your loved one to get help, you can assist them during the recovery process. In…

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Alcoholism

What Causes Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse?

June 22, 2020

Many people who develop alcoholism wonder how they became that way. Their relatives and friends may also be curious about why that person developed an addiction while other people didn’t. Given the significant impact that alcohol abuse and addiction can have on an individual’s life, it’s important to understand the risk factors. Some people assume…

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Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

How to Improve Your Chances of Achieving Long-Term Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

June 15, 2020

If you’re overcoming alcohol addiction, your main priorities must be your sobriety and overall health.  If you don’t pay sufficient attention to these, your quality of life and well-being could easily spiral downward. Personal and professional challenges will continue to be a part of your life, but you’ll need to put a lot of your…

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Addicted to Sleeping Pills

Can I Become Addicted to Sleeping Pills?

June 8, 2020

Sleeping pills are often prescribed for the short-term treatment of severe insomnia. They fall into the category of sedative-hypnotics which also includes barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital) and benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin). The most common sleeping pills are Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta. They act on the same GABA receptors in the brain as benzodiazepines but they tend to…

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Binge Drinking

Risks Associated with Binge Drinking

May 22, 2020

People often assume that a person who has problems with alcohol drinks every day or drinks all day long. However, binge drinking is also a dangerous way to consume alcohol. It’s just so common that many people overlook it. They assume that drinking a lot at social gatherings only results in a hangover, but this…

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Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

How COVID-19 May Affect People Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

May 19, 2020

Almost everyone has had their lives affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in some way. Some people have contracted the disease while others have lost loved ones to it or seen their income drop significantly because of it. Others continue to work on the frontlines performing physically and emotionally draining tasks. Staying indoors has also…

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