Where Does Fentanyl Come From?

Fentanyl: Potent and Deadly

Fentanyl is an extremely deadly and addictive opioid that is about 100 times more potent than morphine, and a person develops an addiction to the substance much faster than other opioids. Heroin and fentanyl look identical and drug dealers often

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DXM: The Cough Suppressant Addiction

DXM: The Cough Suppressant Addiction

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an active ingredient found in cough medicine and is used as a cough suppressant. DXM is a legal drug that can be purchased by anyone, including preteens in most states. Over-the-counter medications, such as Vicks, Robitussin, and

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The 3 Questions To Ask A Treatment Center

Taking Control of a Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opiate that causes psychological, physical, and social implications and results in overdose and death. Heroin is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. A person can develop an addiction to heroin after the first use. Regular abuse leads to

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Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

Alcohol is a major component in gatherings or dates with family, friends, and loved ones. Alcohol is synonymous with special events such as weddings, parties, and holidays. For many people, alcohol is associated with having fun. Alcohol acts as a

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Addiction

Substance abuse is often driven by an underlying psychiatric disorder. Mental health fuels a person’s substance abuse, which is why treating both conditions is so important. Treatment for one without the other hinders the success of recovery. Effective treatment for

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Aftercare Services: The Transition to Independent Living

Aftercare Services: The Transition to Independent Living

When treatment ends, your new life in recovery is just beginning. Getting back to a substance-free lifestyle after treatment is a difficult transition for many people. Addiction physically and mentally changed your body. Using drugs or alcohol was the number

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Benefits of Writing Therapy in Treatment

Benefits of Writing Therapy in Treatment

Addiction affects a person’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. When a person has an addiction, his or her brain develops a dependency on the substance that is used. People often abuse drugs or alcohol during stressful times or devastating circumstances

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How Music Therapy Works in Treatment

How Music Therapy Works in Treatment

Music is therapeutic for healing in treatment and generates critical thinking skills. The mind, body, and spirit benefit from music therapy. Music has a positive psychological effect on a person psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Music soothes the soul and

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Benefits of Art Therapy in Treatment

Benefits of Art Therapy in Treatment

Addiction leads to social withdrawal and isolation. When you have an addiction, everything and everyone becomes insignificant and the addiction is your number one priority. People who struggle with addiction need a treatment program that can help them find their

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Incorporating Life Skills into Recovery

Incorporating Life Skills into Recovery

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. It becomes the number one priority for an individual. An individual’s productivity at work or school drops and he or she is frequently late or does not show up. Life skills training

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