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What’s the Easiest Way to Stay Sober?

While we were using there was nothing else that could keep us from getting our next fix. All our time and money was spent on our addiction. We had no time for family, friends not even ourselves. Our lives had no direction, no future; the life we once wished for ourselves was lost with that one hit, that one shot

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Can Alcohol Be Injected?

In today’s society, we live in, we want everything bigger, faster, and better. The majority of us have to have the biggest and best of everything. We get the latest phone that has all the bells and whistles; we have to have the new one that comes out next year. We are never satisfied with what we have, and we

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Cocaine Overdose: What to Do?

The definition of cocaine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), states that: COCAINE IS A POWERFULLY ADDICTIVE STIMULANT DRUG MADE FROM THE LEAVES OF THE COCA PLANT NATIVE TO SOUTH AMERICA. ALTHOUGH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS CAN USE IT FOR VALID MEDICAL PURPOSES, SUCH AS LOCAL ANESTHESIA FOR SOME SURGERIES, RECREATIONAL COCAINE USE IS ILLEGAL. COCAINE LOOKS LIKE A FINE,

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Can Counseling Replace Treatment?

When people give up their drug or alcohol addictions, they will struggle for a long time to cope and are constantly learning about themselves, good and bad. An experienced addiction counselor must help newly recovering people gently and slowly unveil the dark and lighter sides of a clean and sober existence. Healing from addiction is not just about the number

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What is The First Line of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder?

An opioid use disorder is when a person is abusing any type of opioid drug. Opioids include heroin, all prescription pain killers, morphine, opium, fentanyl, and methadone. Opioid use disorders are referred to as OUD. There is a distinction between opioid-dependent and opioid-addicted. Both share burden of causing physical dependency and withdrawal symptoms. However, addiction to opioids is when the

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Alcoholism and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Drinking is considered pretty normal in the U.S. It is popular and a part of many social activities, from college parties to weddings. But just like everything else, you should only enjoy it in moderation. Drinking too much can lead to health problems, dependency, and alcohol addiction. What Is Alcoholism? Alcohol addiction is usually referred to as “alcoholism,” People who

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Is Anxiety Treatable Without Medications?

There is nothing wrong with using your doctor’s medication for your mental illness. Many medications have proven to work and have significant positive outcomes in people’s lives. In some cases, however, there are reasons why people might choose not to use medications to treat mental illnesses or why they might want additional tools to use in conjunction with their prescriptions.

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What Types of Interventions Get Someone to Rehab?

Interventions for alcohol and drug addictions are a process of convincing a family member, friend, or co-worker that they need help for their alcohol or drug use disorder. An intervention is designed to work through the challenge of ‘denial,’ which all addicts and alcoholics carry. The ultimate goal of this approach is to motivate the individual to go to treatment

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What Are The New Opioids?

In the early 2000s, there wasn’t much care about the increase of prescriptions of opioids by physicians combined with increased pain management claims. The intentions of the prescriptions were good, but they played a major role in the menacing opioid crisis in the United States that continues today. There has been a national crisis of opioid abuse in our country.

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Do You Have to Be Religious to Join Alcoholics Anonymous?

Unlike other medical disorders, addiction is unique in the way it is also a spiritual disorder. Step two of the 12-step program addresses the spiritual aspect of addiction with the following concept: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Coming into the rooms of Alcoholics as a newbie and hearing all the

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