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Posted in Addiction, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

Painkiller Withdrawal: Symptoms and Detox

Prescription painkiller misuse remains an ongoing problem in the United States. In recent years, drug overdose rates have continued to climb. The CDC reported that overdoses were responsible for killing almost 50,000 people in 2017 alone. 36% of those deaths involved prescription painkillers. Painkillers belong to the class of opioids. Common painkillers include morphine, fentanyl, […]

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Posted in Addiction, Addictions, Drug Abuse

LSD Facts

Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is one of the most common psychedelic substances. LSD, also known as “acid,” is a potent mind-altering chemical that has a range of effects. In this article, we will explore these effects in-depth, as well as examine the drug’s potential risks, including the question of whether LSD is addictive.  What […]

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Heroin Abuse Signs and Symptoms

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Heroin Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Heroin is a dangerous drug that leaves thousands in its wake every year. It’s highly addictive and can quickly become the central focus in your life. People lose families, jobs, relationships and self-respect to heroin. It’s a drug addiction that must be taken seriously. Learn about heroin abuse signs and symptoms, and how to get […]

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Posted in Addiction, Articles, Mental Health

What to Look for in a Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Facility

When deciding on the right mental health treatment center for co-occurring disorders, there are several key elements you should look for. Make sure you are giving yourself the best chance for success by finding a mental health treatment center with these important elements.  Qualified Staff Members A co-occurring disorder occurs when an individual suffers from a mental health condition and a substance use […]

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What Is EtOH Withdrawal?

The chemical in alcohol that gets you drunk is ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or EtOH. This chemical is a depressant, but it has a very intoxicating effect. EtOH can be highly addictive both physically and psychologically. When a doctor refers to EtOH withdrawal, he or she is talking about the unpleasant symptoms that arise when a person who is addicted to alcohol abruptly stops drinking. Once you have become physically dependent […]

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Substance Abuse Evaluation: What to Expect

Whether by choice or by force, a substance abuse evaluation is one of the first steps in addiction treatment. There are four goals of a drug and alcohol abuse assessment: Determine the types of substances abused Determine the severity of substance abuse Assess co-occurring mental health disorders Make a treatment recommendation, if necessary During a […]

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Pregnancy and Pot: What You Should Know

Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise. Recent research analyzed medical questionnaires of 279,457 pregnant women and found pot use increased from 4.2% to 7.1% over an eight-year period. That’s just the people who admitted it. Researchers believe many women don’t own up to marijuana use during pregnancy for fear of being reported to […]

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Posted in Addiction, Articles, Eating Disorders, Mental Health

How Drug Abuse Can Fuel Eating Disorders

Eating disorders and substance abuse can be crafty and complex partners in crime. Research shows about half of people with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or other drugs. Over 35% of people with substance use disorders also engage in some form of disordered eating behavior. These patterns can take a few forms and may feed […]

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Toxic Effects of Alcoholism on Families: The Statistics

Alcohol abuse ravages families, leaving long-lasting emotional scars. Families are a unit, and when one individual is hurting and acting destructively, it impacts everyone. Here are just some of the effects of alcoholism on families. Marriage and Alcoholism Statistics: Does Alcohol Break Up Relationships? “He’s a happy drunk.” “She’s an angry drunk.” Whatever the case […]

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Dr. Oz

Posted in Addiction, Sex Addiction

Dr. Oz Show Visits The Ranch to Learn About Sex Addiction Treatment

On the heels of controversial celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey signing up for rehab after being accused of sexual misconduct, Dr. Mehmet Oz devoted a portion of “The Dr. Oz Show” on Nov. 16 to the topic.

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