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How Does Occasional Drug Abuse Turn into Drug Addiction?

How Does Occasional Drug Abuse Turn into Drug Addiction?

May 21, 2019
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Do you occasionally use drugs in ways that you should not? Perhaps you once needed help focusing on and studying for your exams and you took something usually prescribed for attention deficit disorders. You may have gotten the drug illegally or used someone else’s prescription for them. Perhaps you just…

What’s The Best Age To Get Clean? | Addiction Treatment Center

What’s The Best Age To Get Clean?

May 15, 2019
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Addiction does not care about your race, gender, occupation, religious beliefs or age.  Often, recovering addicts/alcoholics wonder if it is “their time” to get clean. One one hand, you have the young people, many not even old enough to have a legal drink.  There are fears of missing out, as…

How Do You Recognize Drug Addiction | Drug Addiction Treatment Center

How Do You Recognize Drug Addiction?

May 7, 2019
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Are you or someone you love taking drugs for recreation purposes or to manage pain? Are you worried that the occasional drug use may have turned into an addiction? Drug addiction is on the rise in North Carolina, Buncombe County, and especially Asheville. Luckily, if your suspicions are confirmed, there are…

What is Addiction

What is Addiction?

April 18, 2019
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We see it every day, the banter back and forth of whether or not addiction is a choice or a disease. The medical community widely accepts the brain disease model of addiction, and substance use disorder is listed in the DSM V, essentially explained as “patterns of symptoms resulting from…

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Why Rehab?

April 1, 2019
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I remember the exact moment when I realized I needed addiction treatment. I was 21, employed part-time as a delivery driver. It was Christmas day and I was sitting in my old pickup truck outside of my dealer’s house.  I had finally gotten her to answer her phone, and step…

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Isn’t Sobriety Boring?

February 19, 2019
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One of the scariest and most pervasive thoughts in early recovery is often, “What am I going to do now?”. In our active using and drinking, we generally experience very little enjoyment.  Out life is in shambles.  Whether it be our home life, our self care, our careers, our grades…

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What is The Success Rate of Treatment?

February 11, 2019
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A question often frantically asked by those seeking recovery from themselves or a loved one, what is the success rate? I’ve heard relapse is so common and treatment doesn’t mean it’ll get better. Some of the statistics are frightening. So many factors go into these figures that it can be…

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Is 12 Step Recovery Religious?

February 4, 2019
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When seeking recovery, most of us who drink and use is trying to get clean…not find god.  Sometimes in meetings, it may seem that the whole program is centered around religion. “God, Him, spirituality” are mentioned throughout numerous recovery readings and even the 12 steps. First, let us look at…

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Is Total Abstinence The Only Way?

January 7, 2019
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Ask 100 people how they maintain long term sobriety, and you will likely get 100 different answers. A heated area of debate is in regards to total abstinence.   On a public health level, addiction is often treated with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The concern is less with a total…

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What Can I Do If My Elderly Parent is Addicted to Opioids?

December 10, 2018
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We often read news stories and journal articles about parents dealing with children addicted to opioids. We may talk to people who are trying to get their spouse to get help for their opioid addiction. However, we don’t often hear stories about people whose elderly parents are addicted to opioids.…

Forcing A Person Into Rehab Asheville Recovery Center

Does Forcing a Person into Rehab Work?

November 30, 2018
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A lot of people don’t think that forced rehab works. However, it really doesn’t matter why someone entered rehab. Once a person enters a drug rehabilitation program, the odds of success are the same. Some people in Asheville, NC go to rehab at the urging of family members. Others realize…

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What is the Kindling Effect for People Addicted to Alcohol?

November 25, 2018
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Most people can have a drink or two and never suffer a day in their lives. Others never develop a taste for alcohol and choose not to drink at all. Then, there are the millions of Americans who become addicted to alcohol at some point in their lives who could…

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How Should I Handle Returning to My Job After Drug Rehab in Durham, NC?

November 5, 2018
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Deciding to get inpatient drug rehab in Durham, North Carolina is not easy. It takes a lot of courage to leave everything behind and get help for your drug addiction. If you are employed, you will have to put your job on hold while you go to rehab. You are…

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What is the Difference Between Morphine Dependence and Morphine Addiction?

October 15, 2018
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There is a big difference between drug dependence and drug addiction. It is not so much a physiological difference and it is more of a psychological difference. It also is a difference in how one uses and takes a drug. Generally, anyone who takes a drug can become dependent on…

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How Long Does Cocaine Withdrawal Last?

August 15, 2018
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If you have ever had cocaine withdrawal, you know that it starts within only a few hours of your last hit. In extreme cases, cravings can last for a lifetime. But, breaking down the timeline for coke use will help explain withdrawal. Cocaine Withdrawal Within 24 hours of cocaine use,…

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What Are the Signs of Meth Use?

August 1, 2018
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If a person you love is a drug user, they need expert help. Know how to look for the signs of meth use. Methamphetamine is found in many parts of the country and is highly addictive. Methamphetamine Parents, siblings and family members must spot these signs of meth abuse. They…

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Does Alcohol Abuse Lead to Dementia?

July 20, 2018
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Alcohol affects a great deal of the human system. It affects your brain without anyone knowing until it’s too late. Unlike the liver which is a primary concern with drug abuse, the brain takes a while for the harm to show up. The effects of abuse are sneaky. If you’re…

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How Can Asheville Recovery Center Help My Loved One with an Opioid Addiction?

July 15, 2018
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Opioid addiction is just one of the many types of drug addiction that affect millions of individuals across the country. The state of North Carolina has already declared an opioid epidemic. Crucial in the recovery of any opioid dependent is getting timely and comprehensive opioid treatment from a reliable facility.…

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Is Alcohol A Drug?

June 30, 2018
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If you ask someone who uses alcohol whether it is a drug, the answer will probably be no, but you can’t really blame them because society does not categorize alcohol as a drug. This can clearly be seen when people are discussing drugs, and the topic will most likely be…

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What Benefits Can I Get Out of Residential Drug Treatment in North Carolina?

June 22, 2018
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One of the most widely employed methods of substance abuse treatment, whether in Asheville, NC, or anywhere in North Carolina, is residential drug treatment. In this set-up, the drug-dependent leaves his or her residence to stay at a recovery center for an extended period of time. Next, the patient receives…

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What Are The Differences Between Drug Abuse And Drug Addiction?

June 15, 2018
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Drug abuse and drug addiction are often confused as most people believe that they mean the same thing. Though they are closely related, there is a great difference between them. Because they mean two different things, dealing with each one of them requires a different kind of approach, and that…