Does Emotional Abuse Lead to Substance Abuse?

Does Emotional Abuse Lead to Substance Abuse?

“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.” Emotional abuse

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Taking the First Step to Recovery

Taking the First Step to Recovery

Substance use becomes a problem when it disrupts your quality of life and interferes with responsibilities, relationships, and work or school. If this is happening, you will need to take the first step to recovery and get treatment to end

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How Dangerous is Fentanyl?

How Dangerous is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used as an analgesic for patients post-surgery and is much more potent than heroin and 15 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states, “It is

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is a nation-wide epidemic and continues to grow. Prescription drug abuse or addiction can often go undetected. There are three categories of prescription medication commonly prescribed. This includes painkillers, stimulants, and tranquilizers. Doctors and pharmacists emphasize the

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Making Changes for a Healthy New Year

Making Changes for a Healthy New Year

The holidays can be difficult for people suffering with a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety. These conditions can be debilitating and lead to drug or alcohol use. When you use substances to cope, the symptoms of depression or

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A New Lifestyle in Recovery

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

Addiction causes a person to continue his or her self-destructive behavior even though it brings harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. The individual becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and

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Residential and Outpatient Treatment

Residential and Outpatient Treatment

Addiction is different for everyone and each treatment is unique to a person’s needs. The right treatment option is determined by the person’s history of substance use, duration of use, and the substances he or she used. Each drug can

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Building Healthy and Sustainable Relationships in Recovery

Building Healthy and Sustainable Relationships in Recovery

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, including relationships. Many relationships are broken due to substance abuse and addiction. In treatment, a person is taught life skills necessary for transitioning to a new substance-free lifestyle. People and places associated

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Activities in Treatment

Activities in Treatment

When you know what to expect in treatment, stress and anxiety can be reduced before starting the program. Recovery is hard work and a life-changing process. Treatment prepares you for life after addiction. A variety of activities is offered in

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What does Addiction do to a Person's Body?

What does Addiction do to a Person’s Body?

Our bodies consist of many organs that function to keep us alive. These organs must stay healthy so they can properly perform and are essential to survival. Addiction affects all organs in our bodies. The brain is a complex organ

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