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5 Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is one of the most severe forms of addiction. Because this substance is highly addictive, withdrawal from it can be intense. More so, many people can become addicted quickly, feeling unable to stop using on their own. Yet, some people may not notice what is happening to their loved ones initially. This can…

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New Year’s Resolution Tips to Help Your Alcohol Addiction

The start of a new year is always a good time to begin working on your life goals, and a commitment to kicking an addiction is one of the best goals you can set for yourself. However, getting rid of an addiction is a lofty feat that can be challenging to reach without creating smaller stepping stone…

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4 Dangers of Alcohol Detox at Home

Do you or someone you love struggle with alcohol addiction? Alcohol use disorder is different from other forms of addiction because it rarely feels like a disease. There’s no need for furtive behavior because purchasing and using alcohol is perfectly legal for anyone over the age of 21. Generally speaking, drinking is socially acceptable. The…

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3 Signs You’re Addicted to Prescription Medication

Prescription medications exist to help mitigate symptoms, provide relief, and allow people to heal. Physicians control them because many have side effects. Doctors must monitor their use, and most people pay for them through medical insurance plans. Sometimes, those medications have addictive qualities, and patients need to be monitored for long-term abuse. Then some have…

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What Is Residential Addiction Treatment?

Only about one out of every ten people who need addiction treatment receive it. That accounts for millions of Americans every year who do not access needed care. If you are researching options for residential treatment facilities in Pennsylvania, you have taken the first vital step towards getting help. There are numerous benefits to residential…

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How Does a Short-Term Drug Treatment Program Work?

For many years, short-term clinical programs for addiction rehab have been the standard. There are numerous other rehab options, but short-term treatment centers still offer many people a solid start to recovery. Most addiction treatment programs provide short-term inpatient care for those who seek sobriety. Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) has an intensive short-term…

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How Can Outpatient Treatment Help My Teen?

There is no demographic in the United States that is protected from teen drug abuse. Addiction rates among the young are growing faster than in older groups. Furthermore, of the thousands of overdoses among teens, about 5,000 a year will end in death. There is a very meaningful and vital way to fight these statistics—professional…

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Are There Different Types of Alcoholics?

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, affects millions of adults in the United States. Though we tend to lump people addicted to alcohol into a stereotype, there is no typical alcoholic. In fact, there are five subgroups of alcohol addiction that are recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Regardless of what kind of alcoholism…

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3 Techniques for Staying Sober This Holiday Season

As the holiday season is upon us, how do people in recovery navigate the potential roadblocks and pitfalls that threaten their sobriety? Perhaps you have recently been discharged from alcohol addiction treatment or are still enrolled in an outpatient program as the holidays approach. In this case, some strategies will support you as you enjoy…