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Fighting Addiction Through Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

For anyone fighting a drug or alcohol addiction, drug and alcohol treatment centers provide life-saving rehab solutions for medically supervised detox and rehab. Making the choice to attend rehab, whether it is a personal choice or one mandated by a court of law, is the right thing to do for addicted individuals. Detox, without properly … Continued

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Conquering Depression

What is this funk? It’s called depression, and it can occur without any loss or great stress to trigger it, be it personal problems, the chronic use of alcohol or other drugs.  Using alcohol or other drugs to improve your mood is especially risky because addictive substances often intensify pre-existing mood or personality problems. Even … Continued

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The Alcoholism Gene: Fact or Fiction?

How did this get started? If you are among the millions of people in this country who have a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close relative with alcoholism, you may have wondered what your family’s history of alcoholism means for you. Are problems with alcohol a part of your future? Is your risk for becoming … Continued

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“Relapse” Does Not Mean “Fail”

If at first you don’t succeed… Are relapse risk factors different in recovering addicts?  If so, how should drug abuse treatment deal with these risk factors? Substance abuse changes the function of the brain, and many things can trigger drug cravings within the brain.  It’s critical for those in treatment, especially those treated at drug … Continued

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It’s No Secret – My Parents Use

More than just “risk taking behavior” There is increasing concern about the negative effects on children when parents or other members of their households abuse alcohol or drugs or even engage in other illegal drug-related activity, such as manufacturing of methamphetamines in home based laboratories. Abuse of drugs or alcohol by parents and other caregivers … Continued

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