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Why Is Aftercare So Important?

It takes hard work to persevere and complete an addiction treatment program. However, that’s just the start of what will be a lifelong effort to maintain your sobriety. And you’re going to need support to help you stay focused on your goal of living a healthy life. Addiction aftercare can play an essential role in preventing you…

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What Is Al-Anon?

Those who are a part of Al-Anon are worried about someone that has an alcohol use disorder. For people who have a family member struggling with alcohol use disorder, the circumstances are typically different from one situation to the next. However, the struggles are often the same. The Al-Anon organization is a group that helps…

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Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Antibiotics

Having a drink when you’re taking antibiotics can be risky. Depending on why you are taking antibiotics, it may lead to a less effective treatment. Sometimes, mixing alcohol and prescriptions becomes a habit and addiction. When this happens, it’s called polysubstance abuse. It’s dangerous and can create numerous health complications depending on what you’re taking.…

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How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact Your Mental Health

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it works to slow down the function of the central nervous system. It is also addictive, which means it can rewire the brain, causing it to become dependent on this substance. This issue can lead to a range of changes to mental health. Alcohol addiction amplifies existing conditions and…

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Does Recovery Ever End?

Drug and alcohol addiction takes a long time to develop for many people. Treatment for it can provide fast results, but the journey is rarely simple. Over time, a person can see improvement in their addiction symptoms, and a day may come when you do not think about addiction. In order to reach that point,…

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When Does Heroin Withdrawal Start?

You’re ready to kick a heroin habit. But you’re ambivalent about dealing with withdrawal symptoms. When does heroin withdrawal start in the first place? And how can you make it through that period of time without relapsing? The most reliable way to manage this process is to seek the services of a professional detox program.…

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Signs of Codependency

Codependency can be a complicated component of addiction. Though it can happen in relationships where addiction is not present, it is quite common for one person to have an addiction and another person to try to help them. Codependency occurs when one person with an addiction relies on the other partner to have their needs…

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The Causes of Alcohol Addiction

America has a severe alcohol addiction problem, and not nearly enough is being done about it. More than 15 million people struggle with alcohol addiction, but less than 10 percent get treatment. Another 65 million Americans binge-drink at least once each month, putting them at heightened risk of developing an addiction. At Serenity House Detox…

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The Effect Nutrition Has on Detox

At Serenity House Detox Florida in West Palm Beach, Florida, you can create a new beginning. This process starts with ridding your body of toxic substances and understanding the connection between food and addiction. As a luxury detox center, we use nutrition therapy to provide excellent cuisine to nourish your body and replace what alcohol…