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The Genetics of Addiction

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, recovery, Treatment, treatment alternatives on January 20, 2015 | by bill

Have you ever wondered whether some people have a harder time staying away from addiction than others? Well, recent studies show that it is not entirely due to poor coping skills. People born to alcohol or drug addicted parents have similar predispositions to follow the same path. Family history remains the most reliable indicator of Read more

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Recent Trends in Medication to Treat Addiction

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, Medication, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, Trends on January 9, 2015 | by bill

Most people do not receive treatment because of the lifelong stigma that follows them. Not only that, but the daunting task of having to live life with their addiction, minus the drug, more often than not deters people before they even begin. However, since substance abuse has been reclassified from a social one to a Read more

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New Year New You: Recent Relapse Prevention Tips

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on January 9, 2015 | by bill

With the start of the New Year comes the opportunity to create a new you. But don’t you want a resolution you actually keep? For many, their 2015 resolution to maintain a healthy drug-free lifestyle proves difficult post treatment. But alas! Have no fear, below are the top 5 tips to prevent relapse and ensure Read more

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Introducing: Sugar Rehab

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, News, Treatment on January 9, 2015 | by bill

Typically, when you think of a rehabilitation center, it paints a picture of individuals struggling with addictions to various drugs and alcohol. But a sugar addiction? Yes, you read that correctly. Imagine having the ability to get your drug of choice from the walls of your local supermarket or at the counter of your neighborhood Read more

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New Abuse Resistant Prescription Medication

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, recovery, Treatment on January 9, 2015 | by bill

In 1991, around 76 million prescriptions for opioids, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, were dispensed within the United States. Flash forward to 2013, that number has climbed to a staggering 207 million, with the United States responsible for almost 100 percent of the world total for hydrocodone. That is why the recent U.S. Food and Drug Read more

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Current Addiction Trends in Middle and High School Students

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare on January 9, 2015 | by bill

Good news! Recent studies have revealed that use of alcohol, cigarettes, prescription painkillers, inhalants, and synthetic drugs have declined. In 2009, 14.9 percent of 8th graders used alcohol, along with 30.4 percent of 10th graders, and 43.5 percent of 12th graders. However, according to 2014’s Monitoring the Future’s study of drug use and attitudes, those Read more

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Coping with Yourself & Your Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2014 | by bill

Coping with your underlying cause of addiction is never an easy task. Treatment Alternatives understands how difficult it may be to come to terms with the factors surrounding your addiction, and we are here to offer all levels of care and support. At Treatment Alternatives, you are able to move through every step of addiction Read more

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What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

When choosing an addiction treatment center, it is important that you conduct proper research in order to find the best treatment available, for you and your addiction. Treatment Alternatives is in the business of saving lives and has some things to look for when choosing an addiction treatment center: -Accreditation and Licensing: Make sure that Read more

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Understanding What Addiction Really Means

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

Addiction can be classified as many different things but according to The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), “addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or Read more

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How to Stay Sober This Holiday Season

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

If you are currently attending Addiction Recovery, then it is important that you are fully aware that the holidays can be a huge stressor for a recovering addict. With the holidays comes “the holiday blues”, which is a period of emotional highs and lows. Although these blues can trigger a relapse, they can also be Read more

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