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What is a Drug Treatment Court?

Addiction is a legitimate disease of the mind, and it’s been proven by science. It’s even been added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This book is used to help doctors, psychologists, and other medical professionals when determining if someone has a mental illness. If you’ve been assigned to drug treatment court…

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Find Out What Is Opiate Withdrawal?

An Overview Of Opiate Addiction Opiates are medications that are prescribed to treat pain. Opiates create a sense of euphoria, which can be addictive to some people. That is why many people exceed the recommended dosage. However, long-term opiate abuse can lead to an addiction.  In order to treat this addiction, withdrawal and detox are…

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction - Serenity House

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

There are many reasons why people have an addiction. Some are easy to guess but others are much less obvious. Some people are genetically predisposed to the disease of addiction, which means the prefrontal cortex in their brain wasn’t made for moderating the pleasure system. Some people grow into their addiction based on environmental factors…