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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction?

A lot of people in the United States assume that drug abuse and addiction problems stem mainly from street drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, or meth. Indeed, these illicit drugs are claiming thousands of lives left and right, but another type of substance abuse is also causing problems across the country. Addictions to painkillers are…

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What are Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers?

Too often, addiction goes untreated in America. Drug addiction is a complex issue and no singular treatment option will work for everyone. Since no addiction is the same as the next person’s, it is important to get the treatment that will be most effective for you. Fortunately, drug and alcohol detox centers will tailor addiction…

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Living With a Dual Diagnosis and Staying Sober

Those who have been a victim of chronic relapses or fail to understand why they feel the way they do prior to drinking or using may be suffering from a dual diagnosis. What this means is that afflicted individuals have an addiction to drugs or alcohol as well as a separate mental illness. Staying sober…

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How to Overcome Addiction

Why Detox is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Treatment How can I find a specialized detox program made just for me? Learn how to overcome addiction by attending individualized treatment programs. Think about all the things that go into what makes you up as a person: where you were born, where you grew up, how your parents…