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Psychological Versus Physical Addiction

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Addiction is complicated with both physical and psychological symptoms. They each require different methods for addressing substance abuse, but inpatient treatment exists to meet all of the different needs. Psychological dependence is the most difficult to break and the primary cause of failed recovery, but it too can be healed. Understanding Physical Reliance Substance abuse…

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Common Myths About Substance Abuse

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Myths about substance abuse are about as widespread as substance abuse itself. Stereotypes and ignorance fuels misunderstanding and misinformation. Below are some of the most common myths about substance abuse. “Substance Abuse is a Choice” It is very difficult for drug addicts to maintain long-term abstinence because long-term drug use changes the brain and body….

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10 Things You Should Not Do After Rehab

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There are various kinds of addictions that require steps like rehabilitation of individuals as a way of helping them recover. Soon after seeking services that the centers offer, there is a possibility of relapse if one doesn’t have a well-thought-out strategy and a plan to execute it. I discuss the post rehab don’ts and state…

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Why is Detox the First Step You Must Take for Addiction Recovery?

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Anyone that has ever attempted to beat their drug or alcohol addiction on their own has no doubt experienced just how overwhelming withdrawal symptoms can be. These withdrawal symptoms are one of the reasons that anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of all addicts will relapse at some point on their path to recovery. In…

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How Drug Detox Benefits the Mind

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Drug detoxification greatly benefits the mind and body. More specifically, discontinuing drug use benefits the brain in four main ways. The brain will… • become free of drug dependency • begin to function normally again • regain the ability to control the body’s behavior • enjoy psychological benefits that become apparent over time Drug Dependency…

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Why Rehab is Necessary Following Detox

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Sex, drugs and rock and roll; the moto of the 60s where everybody who was anybody drank alcohol, did drugs and lived the life of a rock star. This was the life that everybody wanted. Today the scene is much different. There is no glamour that comes with addiction. There is pain and sickness and…

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What Is Detox?

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According to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online, detox is defined as “a period when you stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, or drugs into your body for a period of time, in order to improve your health .” Detoxing is not an easy process. In order to be successful, the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)…

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10 Facts About Prescription Drug Addiction

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With their candy-colored appearance, prescription drugs are misused and abused at an alarming rate in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has statistics that few people know even though 52 million people in the US above the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically. Here are 10 facts about prescription drug…

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What Happens to Heroin Addicts When They Quit Cold Turkey?

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Heroin addiction, like any other opiate addiction, can be devastating to both the users and their loved ones. However, one of the most psychologically, and physically, painful aspects of addiction to heroin is the withdrawal syndrome that accompanies being without heroin, or any opioid receptor agonist, for a sustained period of time. Because of the…

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Prescription Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

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Do you think you can die from prescription painkiller withdrawal symptoms? Out of the thousands of different prescription drugs, painkillers are popular drugs for abuse. The psychoactive effects of painkillers are what make them common drugs of choice. When a painkiller is taken in any other way than it was intended, it’s being abused. Aside…

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