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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

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Polysubstance abuse refers to the use of three different classes of substances. For example, a person might use cocaine along with alcohol and ecstasy. They may or may not have a drug of choice but use multiple drugs to create the feeling they want. When this takes place, individuals must seek out the help of

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

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Self-medicating happens all the time, and it often works out well. You have a cold, and you take Nyquil. You call your mother for some chicken noodle soup. Technically, you are self-medicating anytime you are self-diagnosing and treating an illness or mental problem. Self-medicating generally isn’t a problem when you have a cold, but there

Understanding Addiction And Social Media

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In today’s society, a lot of the information and content we consume is through our phones or computers. Social media has the ability to keep us connected to friends, family members, and even our favorite idols. However, social media can have its downsides as well. Because of the amount of exposure social media presents, it

Navigating Recovery in Quarantine

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Recovery can be difficult, no matter what stage you are in. Those new to recovery and those who have been clean and sober for years are all feeling the struggle of recovery in quarantine. However, with the right relapse prevention plan and alumni program, it can be done. Here are some tips on how to

What Are Healthy Coping Skills?

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As you work through your treatment plan, you participate in a number of programs and therapies that help you. You learn why you might have begun abusing drugs, how you can avoid substance abuse in the future, and the importance of a support system after treatment. One of the most important things discussed is your

Stress Management in Addiction Recovery

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The American Psychological Association conducted a study in 2007 that found 77% of Americans experience physical stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms of stress. Most people do not manage their stress effectively. For example, some individuals use substances to self-medicate unwanted symptoms produced by stress. Most are unaware of the psychological and physical warning signs

Definition of Drug Rehab Treatment Options – What are the Types?

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Deciding to enter addiction treatment is stressful, exciting, and overwhelming all at the same time. Choosing an addiction treatment facility can be confusing due to all of the different choices of addiction treatment programs that an individual can attend. There is long-term vs. short-term, in state vs. out of state and private pay vs. insurance

Are Parents to Blame for Prescription Drug Abuse?

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When you’re raising teenagers, it can be difficult navigating the topics of substance abuse and peer pressure. For some parents, discussing these topics head-on seems like the best approach. They believe that having conversations will help inform their loved one and prevent addiction. Other parents tend to choose to not talk to their teens about

The Relationship Between Addiction And Your Physical Health Amid COVID-19

woman struggling with addiction and your physical health

Addiction and your physical health are intertwined, with one directly impacting the other. Various types of drugs affect your body in different ways, and likewise, the effects that drugs cause varies from one person to the other. How a drug affects someone depends on many factors, such as general health, body size, and the strength

Substance Abuse and Compromised Immune Systems – What it Means for COVID-19

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As the world faces a pandemic with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many are concerned about how this may affect them. There who are at higher risk for contracting the virus and having more severe complications are those with a compromised immune system. This means for substance abusers, their risks increase if they do contract the