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OxyContin Addiction Treatment

Oxycontin is a legal prescription medication for pain. Many people who become addicted to oxycontin do not believe they need to go to rehab for Oxycontin treatment. They believe Oxycontin addiction treatment is for drug addicts who are buying illegal drugs on the street. It is important to understand that Oxycontin treatment

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Addiction Recovery Resources

With drug addiction and alcoholism being rampant in our country you would think finding addiction recovery resources would be easy. It is not as easy as I found out. I was in addiction recovery for 12 years when one of my loved ones informed me they needed addiction treatment. First I was clueless they

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Traveling to Treatment Pros and Cons

Benefits of Traveling to Treatment When you know it’s time to find the best addiction treatment you need to look at the pros and cons of traveling to treatment. One of the most important things to consider when a person seeks treatment for substance abuse is that traveling to treatment can significantly increase a

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Fentanyl Detox and Overdose Risks

This article is about Fentanyl Detox. In case the reader is a loved one of the person needing Fentanyl Detox we must start by explaining the risks associated with being physical near a Fentanyl user even if they are currently detoxing from Fentanyl already. Many times a person will try and detox

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The Safe Way to End Valium Dependency or Valium Addiction

There are millions of people struggling with Valium dependency and or Valium Addiction in the United States today. The most commonly affected by Valium Dependency or Valium Addiction is the person whom was prescribed Valium to address a temporary stressful life situation (which later was resolved) and has continued taking Valium as

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7 Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, affects 6.2% of the U.S. adult population, or approximately some 15.1 million people over the age of 18. Alcohol is the most commonly accepted intoxicating substance in the world, despite being one of the most common causes of preventable death. Alcohol use disorder is characterized by an inability to

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What Does Meth Do to Your Brain?

Meth, or methamphetamine, is a central nervous system stimulant used for recreation, stimulation, and even weight loss. Methamphetamine is closely related to amphetamines, which are distributed as medical drugs in the form of Adderall and similar medications but is considered too strong and too addictive for medical use. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug,

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The Stages of Alcoholism

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that some 14.1 million U.S. adults struggle with an alcohol use disorder. AUD, commonly known as alcoholism, is characterized by compulsively seeking alcohol despite negative impacts to health, social life, and career or finances. Alcoholism is one of the third leading causes of preventable death

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Drug Rehab for Veterans

The United States proud history of military service is one that is both admirable and often essential to our country’s role in global politics. But, for the 18.5 million men and women now discharged from the military, that service makes them more vulnerable to substance abuse and substance use disorders, known as SUDs or

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How to Cope with Divorce During Rehab or Recovery

Rehab and recovery are difficult, traumatic, and often one of the most time-intensive and emotionally intensive periods you will ever go through as an adult. Despite that, many of us have to cope with losing loved ones and marriages during this period. While it’s always better if you can avoid tumultuous life changes during

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