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Types of Addiction

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There are many forms of addiction. Because of this, there are many forms of rehab, detoxification, and methods for living a sober lifestyle and reclaiming your life. Due to this, if you or a loved one currently suffers from addiction, it is important to understand these different types of addiction. This will help you determine

The Many Real Consequences of Drug Abuse

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Too many people get tempted to try drugs because drug PSAs have been so over the top and laughable. They may think, therefore, that drugs are not a danger. Sadly, this is not the case: the consequences of drug abuse are real. These problems are not scaremongering – they usually occur to most people who take

What Is Substance Abuse?

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What is substance abuse? While the answer might seem complicated, it really isn’t that difficult to understand. Before getting help for an addiction, having an answer to that question makes the need for help easier to accept. What Is Substance Abuse? Simply, substance abuse is “a patterned use of a drug in which the user

How Substance Abuse Counselors Can Help

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Counselors and therapists of any kind help individuals, couples and families deal with emotional, mental and social issues going on in their lives. In fact, everyone has these problems, and no one is free from stress, sadness, frustration or anger. What substance abuse counselors does is more nuanced. These individuals are specifically trained to deal with

How a Substance Abuse Program Helps the Modern Family

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Although seldom discussed, the effect the modern family has had on substance abuse and detection has been profound. The modern family has been compromised by family members always on the go and the sense of independence each person maintains. This creates a gap of communication that often leads to the non-detection of substance abuse, especially

Chemical Dependency Rehab: Taking the First Step

Knowing that you’re struggling with a chemical dependency can be a difficult thing to process. However, it’s an integral part of your recovery journey. Working through the first steps can help you find the right chemical dependency rehab you need to enjoy a life of sobriety. It’s wise to walk through the first few steps

Mother in Trouble

Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex wife, checked into drug rehab as she faces alleged cocaine possession and assault charges. Regardless of the reason for entering addiction treatment, going to treatment is a good thing. It is so sad to see the way drugs destroys lives. In 1996, Mueller was arrested for driving while under the

Government Reports Emphasize need for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol commonly go hand in hand and in order to recover from both an individual may need to go to a specialized dual diagnosis treatment center that is capable of treating both diseases.

Can a Family Get Help through Addiction Treatment?

Addiction effects not just the addict but their whole family and everyone that they come in touch with. A family program at a quality addiction treatment center can help family members of addicts and alcoholics to recover.