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Are You Enabling an Addiction?

Posted in Addiction on August 23, 2015 | by bill

While some people might believe that they are helping a loved one through their addiction, they may actually be enabling the problem. Enabling poses a huge problem, because it stops someone from getting the necessary treatment that they need. After all, why would they (if they could) just keep doing what they are doing? The Read more

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How Heroin Addiction Begins

Posted in Addiction on August 17, 2015 | by bill

More often than not, those who find themselves in the throes of addiction wonder how they ended up in the position they are in in the first place. For those who have loved ones who are suffering with heroin addiction, they may be asking at what point experimental drug use turned into a full-blown addiction. Read more

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What Are The Most Abused Opiates?

Posted in drug abuse on August 10, 2015 | by bill

In recent years, opiate addiction has continued to rise. One of the main reasons for this is the over-prescribing of painkiller medications. More often than not, this creates a dependency on opiate drugs and turns the patient into an addict. It also serves as a gateway drug for other substances, such as heroin. The most Read more

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Tips for Staging a Successful Spousal Intervention

Posted in recovery on August 2, 2015 | by bill

Staging an intervention can prove to be challenging enough, especially when the person that you want to hold an intervention for is your spouse. When helping a loved one through their addiction, a clear and focused approach is necessary to ensuring the outcome that you want. Since most people who struggle with drug addiction are Read more

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The Effects of Detoxing While Pregnant

Posted in Addiction, healthcare on July 21, 2015 | by bill

At a time when most women’s emotions are particularly volatile, detoxing while pregnant can make the process seem much more intimidating, which is why medical assistance is crucial to the success of detoxing while pregnant. Pregnant women who do not detox and instead choose to keep abusing drugs, put themselves and their unborn child at Read more

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Common Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Posted in Addiction, healthcare on July 13, 2015 | by bill

Gamma-Amino Butyric acid (GABA), is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the body’s central nervous system. Not only does it hinder nerve transmission in the brain, it also serves to calm any nervous activity. People take GABA as a way to improve mood, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, help with premenstrual syndrome, and Read more

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What is the Most Important Sign of a High-Quality Drug Treatment Center?

Posted in Treatment, treatment alternatives on July 9, 2015 | by bill

When choosing the right treatment center for yourself or a loved one, the pressure of making the right decision can seem overwhelming. How do you know what to look for? What makes a treatment center stand out from the rest? Regardless of the questions asked, the main objective of any treatment center should be the Read more

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How to Identify Addiction in a Loved One

Posted in Addiction on July 2, 2015 | by bill

If you or a loved one feel that they are suffering from the consequences of substance abuse, help is available at Boca Raton drug rehab, Treatment Alternatives. In order to better understand what drug abuse and addiction looks like and what you can do to help, then you need to be able to identify addiction Read more

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Inside The Hungry Heart

Posted in Addiction, News on June 23, 2015 | by bill

Recently, Bess O’Brien was honored for her documentary The Hungry Heart, which chronicles the hidden world of prescription drug addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine honored the intimate documentary with the 2015 Media Award at the 46th annual conference in Austin. Portrayed through the eyes of pediatrician Fred Holmes, it chronicles the constant struggle Read more

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Recreational Drugs: Affecting Our Mental Health More Than We Realize?

Posted in drug abuse on June 16, 2015 | by bill

Used as a temporary escape from our everyday lives, recreational drugs offer an escape from our everyday lives and the problems that come with them. When used as a means of escape, recreational drug use can actually end up worsening their mental health situation, causing users to need help with substance abuse treatment. Recently, scientists Read more

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