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Drug Abuse & Addiction

The First Step to Attacking Addiction

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Overcoming addiction is not an easy task. The first step to become free from addiction is admitting that a problem exists and asking for help. Addiction treatment can help individuals who have been fighting with the disease of addiction to learn how to live a life and be happy without the burden of chemical dependency.

Going to a Florida Drug Rehab for Addiction Help

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Leaving there hometown to go to addiction treatment can be very helpful. By leaving their hometown for addiction treatment it will allow an individual to escape all of the distractions that family and their hometown can cause and let them concentrate all their effort on their early recovery.

Addiction and Social Class: Bursting the Myth

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Anyone is capable of struggling with addiction no matter what their background is. It doesn’t matter how successful or how big of a house they have. Addiction does not discriminate. The best way to get help for alcohol or drug abuse is through addiction treatment.

Recovering in a Family Program

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Family programs are the best ways for an entire family to learn about addiction to drugs and alcohol and how to cope with it in a healthy, productive manner. Quality addiction treatment programs will offer a family program to all of its clients family members.

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Many people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from a co-existing illness that affects their mental state – such as depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety, and many more. Some individuals may not even realize their underlying mental health disorder could be a large driving force to their substance use. If a person is

The Need for an Individual Drug Detox Plan

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Quality drug detoxification will provide each client with an individual protocol to help them get through their detox. Depending on the type of drugs and the amount being used on a regular basis will play a key factor into the protocol needed for detoxification.

Family Program=Family Recovery

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Because addiction is a family disease Lakeview Health Systems places emphasis on their family program. A family program will help family members of an addict or alcoholic recover from the damage that was done during their loved ones active addiction.

Why Misusing More Than One Substance is Extremely Dangerous

Before patients begin their treatment at Lakeview Health, our doctors, nurses, and therapists will thoroughly evaluate and assess their medical condition and addiction history so they can develop an individualized treatment plan. Often, clients reveal that they have been using more than one drug or drugs in combination with heavy alcohol misuse. They may take

Drug Use Effects on the Adult Brain [Infographic]

While it’s well documented that drug use among adolescents can create lifelong problems, it’s important to not overlook the problems associated with adult drug use. Drug use effects can cause comas, memory loss and reduced intelligence. Worse still, these negative issues can arise after just a single use. Drug Use Can Cause Hypoxic Brain Damage

Recognizing Heroin Drug Addiction Signs

More than four million Americans have used heroin at some point in their lives, and a significant percentage of them will form addictions to the drug. Heroin addiction can be a devastating problem that negatively impacts everything from physical health to personal relationships. By learning to spot heroin drug addiction signs, loved ones might be