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What Is Heroin Treatment?

The risk of addiction is there as soon as someone experiments with heroin. Because of how this opiate operates in the brain, the progression from use to tolerance to dependence and addiction can happen very quickly. The sooner people who are concerned about heroin use disorder begin heroin treatment, the better. If you are concerned…

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3 Signs Your Teen Needs Marijuana Treatment

About 1 in 10 teens who use cannabis regularly will become addicted to it. However, the effects on the still-developing brain of a teenager are serious regardless of dependence or addiction. Marijuana impedes brain growth, including the formation of neural pathways, and can affect IQ, motivation, and cognitive processing. Even among those who may not…

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How Marijuana Can Affect Teenage Brains

Marijuana use has recently surpassed cigarette use among teens. This is a significant statistic since tobacco use has never stopped rising among the younger demographic, despite its decline in other age groups. Marijuana harms developing brains, but the gap between what people believe about marijuana’s safety among teens and the truth is enormous. Marijuana addiction…

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How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Help You

People who use drugs and alcohol often do so to cope with emotional pain and psychological turmoil. Unable to process in any other way, they turn to substances to numb their feelings. Drug and alcohol abuse due to self-medicating may appear to help them cope with pain, anxiety, or trauma. However, doing so can have…

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How Social Anxiety Can Affect Relationships

Social anxiety disorder affects nearly 10% of American youth and about 7% of adults. Education regarding the links between social anxiety and drug abuse can help prevent addiction before it begins. However, the most common reason people with social anxiety drink or take drugs is as a form of self-medication. Reducing symptoms through substance use…

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5 Benefits of a Faith-Based Addiction Program

Faith-centered addiction treatment combines spiritual practice with evidence-based treatment. Faith-based practices can help you use your commitment to religion and spirituality to support your recovery. If you have a background in Christianity, are deeply religious, or feel comforted by the practice of Christian faith, a recovery community based on Christian principles will likely help you…

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Prescription Medication Withdrawal Symptoms

Oxycontin, generically known as oxycodone, was approved by the FDA for medical use in 1995. The drug manufacturers’ assurances that it was not particularly addictive meant physicians prescribed it readily for their patients. Many traced the current opioid epidemic to when doctors often wrote prescriptions for synthetic opioids for pain. Prescription medication treatment centers treat…

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3 Benefits of a Short-Term Clinical Program

Once you decide that you need addiction treatment, you are already on your way to recovery. The following steps of determining what kind of treatment you need and where can seem daunting, but they don’t have to be. There are great options available to you. Some resources can help you choose between an inpatient or…

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Adult & Teen Challenge Locations

For 60 years, Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) has been providing evidence-based care to teens 18 and up and adults who struggle with addiction. Serving communities throughout Pennsylvania, several PAATC locations offer dynamic environments, compassionate care, and comprehensive therapeutic programs. If you live in or near Pennsylvania and are looking for professional treatment for…

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How Long Do the Effects of Heroin Detox Last?

Heroin addiction continues to be a challenge in the United States, with upwards of half a million people affected each year. Heroin addiction help is available in professional rehab centers in most states. The first thing that has to happen before anyone with a heroin addiction can start recovery is withdrawal. It is often best…

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