What Is An Addiction Relapse Prevention Plan?

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For people struggling with any kind of addiction, staying sober is pretty hard. This is where relapse prevention strategies may come in handy. Drug addiction relapse prevention can be done by creating a plan or worksheet to help you stick to your desire for better life. When planning your addiction…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Prescription opiates can be a good choice for the treatment of pain in certain patients; however, prolonged use of these habit-forming painkillers can lead to addiction. Opiates affect how the brain reacts to pain, producing a “feel-good” sedation that confuses the brain receptors responsible for feelings of reward and…

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Effective Holistic Treatment Options for Addiction

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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?  Many people struggling with addiction turn to holistic addiction treatment programs. But why do they do this? Is it because they are just desperate for a solution, or because holistic addiction treatment is becoming more fashionable? Or is it because it really works?…

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What are The Stages of Alcohol Detox?

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Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs, acting as a central nervous system depressant, and is today widely abused by many. When consumed regularly and in larger quantity, the body builds tolerance to the alcohol, affecting the brain and motor functions. Such dependence means that the withdrawal symptoms (mild…

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Benefits of Long Term Drug Rehab

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Addicts who participate in long term drug rehab programs for more than 30 days are more likely to recover, according to research done by the University of Southern California. A study published in the journal Scientific Research, showed that after a year, 55% of patients who completed…

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The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

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As more addiction studies are unveiled, it is becoming apparent that nutrition and diet can largely impact an addict’s success in recovery. Maura Henninger, a naturopathic New York City physician states, “People who have been abusing (alcohol or drugs) tend to lose sight of self-care.” They must learn how to…

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How to Identify Drug Abuse in a Loved One

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No one is immune to the devastating effects of drug abuse and addiction, it impacts people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. This is important to note because many people are initially in denial that their loved one would fall into the destructive cycle of addiction. Your…

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Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab?

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Because of the rising fatality of drug abuse, the American Medical Association sees any substance abuse as a disease, thus pressuring all health insurance companies to implement this need for treatment coverage in their plans.   The 2008 Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity and the Addiction Equity Act…

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What are the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery?

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Addiction is a debilitating disease that effects millions of Americans each and every year, and overcoming this illness is much more complex than many people recognize. Each individual suffering from a form of substance abuse has unique needs and therefore, will require unique treatment. Yet, most addicts are hesitant to…

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