Verbal Abuse and Addiction

Verbal Abuse and Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.” Abuse comes

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Naloxone: Saving Lives

Naloxone: Saving Lives

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic. Over

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How is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial in Treatment?

How is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial in Treatment?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps addiction specialists implement strategies for improving treatment response. Cognitive behavioral therapy uses incentives to provide positive reinforcement. For example, an individual will receive some type of reward for

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Recovery: One Day at a Time

Recovery: One Day at a Time

Addiction is very complex and changes the way a brain functions. Over time, the brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol. When a person is addicted, he or she uses more of the substances more often to reach the same

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What is Medical Detox?

What is Medical Detox?

Prior to entering a treatment program for addiction, most patients need to go through a detoxification (detox) process. Do not detox on your own. Detox should be monitored by a medical professional who also manages medication to lessen withdrawal symptoms,

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Using Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

Using Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

Integrative therapies, such as art and music therapy, are therapeutic for healing in treatment for addiction. These therapies are incorporated into treatment programs as therapeutic tools for healing and as a means to make a client more comfortable when entering

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How Does Hypersexual Behavior Become Problematic?

How Does Hypersexual Behavior Become Problematic?

Addiction can happen to anyone and is not restricted to drugs and alcohol. Many people struggle with a behavioral addiction. Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition manifested by fantasies that consume excessive amounts of time and

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Harmful Effects of Heroin Addiction

Harmful Effects of 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. Addiction is complex. Heroin

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Can a Person Develop a Gambling Addiction?

Can a Person Develop a Gambling Addiction?

If you are struggling with suicidal feelings, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Some people enjoy going to the casino and playing the slot machines or betting on their favorite team to

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