How Does Drug Addiction Begin?

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No one starts doing drugs with the intent to become so addicted that they lose everything and ruin their life. Drug abuse starts for a variety of reasons, and prevention campaigns along with a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment can help address those reasons. Most importantly, we believe in encouraging…

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What to Expect at Drug Rehab

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So, you’ve decided to help with your drug addiction (or a loved one’s substance abuse). If you’re wondering what to expect at drug rehab, then you’re not the only one. Every drug treatment facility is different, but most inpatient programs have similar admission procedures. Anyone entering treatment should be…

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Depression and Addiction – How Are They Related?

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When it comes to co-occurring disorders, depression and addiction often come to mind. Besides the fact that depression can cause someone to experiment with substances, once someone uses drugs and/or alcohol, a person can become depressed after the high is over, and even during withdrawal and recovery. If you are…

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Co-Occurring Disorders – What Does It Mean?

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“Co-Occurring” (or co-morbid) Disorder refers to a person experiencing more than one behavioral health problem at the same time. Most often, this term refers to a substance use disorder occurring along with another type of behavioral health problem. At times, it can refer to a medical condition with emotional…

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Can You Get Addicted to Imodium?

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Imodium is an over-the-counter medication, which is typically used to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea. In light of recent events, many people are asking: can you get addicted to Imodium? We know that Imodium, or loperamide hydrochloride, also slows down the intestinal movement and digestion. However, this drug has also…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes about during changes in seasons. Usually, this type of disorder peaks in the late fall and early winter, and typically can end during the spring and summer months. However, episodes of this disorder can still occur during warmer months. During…

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Is Medical Marijuana a Relapse?

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As a drug treatment center, we hear this question many times: is medical marijuana a relapse? Let’s start with the fact that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 9% of people who…

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Common Side Effects of Prescription Painkillers

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A painkiller can be a number of different drugs, from over the counter medications such as ibuprofen to prescribed drugs such as tramadol, Opana, morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone. The drugs with the maximum addiction potential are those that possess narcotic properties. Painkiller abuse kills a substantial number of people each…

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Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

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In the early months of recovery, finding ways to meditate can be crucial. Meditation can loosely be defined as reflection and contemplation, and additionally looking inward in order to improve the outward and the rest of the world. Meditation can help promote a sense of inner peace and calm, increased…

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