Addiction

Posts in the Addiction category
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How to Support Someone’s Recovery Without Enabling

Drug addiction or substance use disorder, as well as alcohol use disorder, are incredibly common in the US. If you or someone you love has had trouble with substance or alcohol use and is now seeking to begin recovery with the help of addiction treatment, you may be...
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Does Health Insurance Cover Drug Rehab?

Drug addiction is one of the most challenging problems an individual can face. It can drastically affect the physical & mental health, as well as the entire life of the individual who has become addicted. Not only that, but the lives of those close to the addicted...
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Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a significant challenge. However, once an individual living with substance use disorder has come to terms with their addiction, as well as the fact that they need professional help, finding the right treatment...
The 3 Stages of a Relapse

The 3 Stages of a Relapse

Understanding Relapse Relapse from addiction recovery may seem like it’s the end of the recovery journey, when in fact, 40-60% of people in recovery will relapse at some point. Because alcohol and drug addiction are chronic diseases, relapse is always a risk.  Stages...

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The Five Stages of Addiction

The Five Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a devastating disease that changes the lives of everyone involved, not only the individual living with the addiction, but everyone who cares about them as well. While millions of people seek professional help for their addictions each year, millions more...

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Difference Between Drug Toxicity & Drug Overdose

Difference Between Drug Toxicity & Drug Overdose

Difference Between Drug Toxicity & Drug Overdose Toxicity and overdose are very similar. Both can have serious symptoms and results, however:  Toxicity is almost always accidental.  Drug overdose may also be accidental but may be done on purpose if the person is...

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What Is Dry Drunk Syndrome?

What Is Dry Drunk Syndrome?

If you are currently in recovery or have been surrounded by individuals pursuing recovery, the term dry drunk has most likely popped across your radar. It might have been the topic of discussion through phrases such as, “She’s been in active recovery for 10 years, but...

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