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What Mental Health Issues Lead to Addiction?

A large percentage of people who have mental health disorders use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. These substances can effectively hide the symptoms of mental health conditions, making it difficult for anyone to recognize what’s happening. A person struggling with mental health disorders needs treatment for this condition and their addiction to heal. At Serenity…

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Obstacles in Rehab to Overcome

Going through rehab is a tough process. Many rehab stays will last roughly 30 days. Depending on the severity of the addiction, it can last much longer. During that time at rehab, many people will have to overcome different obstacles in rehab. These can be anything from mental hurdles to the initial detox process. The…

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How to Stage an Intervention

If someone you love is experiencing issues with addiction, it may be time to stage an intervention. However, most people haven’t experienced an intervention before. Therefore, they do not know how to stage an intervention. If you go about staging an intervention the wrong way, your friend or family member could become resistant. Sometimes it’s…

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Do I Need to Go to an Alcohol Detox Center?

Alcohol addiction is an all too common problem in the United States. Alcohol is a depressant that goes quickly into the bloodstream and affects all organs of the body. When someone is intoxicated, they feel more talkative, confident and have fewer inhibitions. When individuals abuse alcohol over a long period or routinely binge drink, they…

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What Is PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)?

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) is a condition that occurs in substance abuse patients who have already gone through detox and treatment. PAWS is a whirlwind of emotions that arise periodically, without warning, and generally lasts several days. Episodes of PAWS can continue to occur for up to two years after treatment. Recognizing these symptoms can help…

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How Can Drug Detox Centers Help Me?

Perhaps you’ve been battling addiction for a long time. You want to escape substance abuse, but you’re afraid. You’ve heard about the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that often accompany detox, and you really don’t want to experience these symptoms for yourself. That said, you know that if you continue down the path you currently find yourself…

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What Is Detox From Methadone?

People who experience chronic pain that non-narcotic drugs cannot relieve may ultimately receive a prescription for methadone. Methadone is a prescription opiate used to combat severe pain, usually prescribed in the medications Dolophine and Methadose. Unfortunately, because methadone is an opiate, it’s just as addictive as other opiates such as heroin. If you’re struggling with…

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What Is Xanax Detox?

According to information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Xanax prescription medication abuse is common in people over the age of 14 years. In fact, benzodiazepines like Xanax top the list of commonly abused prescription medications all over the country. Addiction to this benzo requires a benzodiazepine detox program. What is Xanax detox, and how…

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Detox for Meth Will Get You Ready for Rehab

Methamphetamine is an extremely potent, synthetic chemical that illegal labs manufacture by mixing different forms of amphetamine. However, other dangerous ingredients for meth production are household chemicals. You don’t want to smoke drain cleaner. Approximately 13 million Americans over the age of 12 have used meth. From 1996 to 2006, the percentage of addiction treatment admissions due…