Polysubstance Abuse

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Addiction does not always fit into neat categories. In fact, most people who suffer from a substance use disorder regularly take more than one substance. Polysubstance abuse refers to the misuse of two or more substances taken in combination. There are several underlying risk factors for polysubstance abuse, but one of them is the presence…

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How to Deal With Withdrawal

How to Deal with Withdrawal

There is one thing that everyone in addiction recovery has in common. They all went through withdrawal. Whatever path someone takes en route to sobriety, whether it’s a 12-step program, a short-term inpatient program, or outpatient rehab, withdrawal must come first. As long as there remains any lingering drug or alcohol in the body, recovery…

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What To Do When You Find Out Your Child Is Using Drugs

What to Do When You Find Out Your Child Is Using Drugs

Parents never want to learn that their child is using drugs. That desire to not know a painful truth is often powerful enough that we overlook certain red flags. It is relatively easy for the mind to make adjustments in what it thinks it sees, to rationalize behaviors and signs as evidence of something else,…

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Prayers For Someone On Drugs

Prayers For Someone On Drugs

The power and effectiveness of prayer in addiction recovery are being reaffirmed across the country in numerous recovery settings. In fact, almost three-quarters of rehab options in the US include faith-based addiction treatment programs. Whether part of a 12-step program or used in a residential addiction recovery center, prayer can play an influential role in…

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Finding a Sober Companion

Finding a Sober Companion

Sober companions are called recovery companions, sober friends, or sober accountability partners. These are people who have specialized training to help people coming out of residential rehab or shifting from partial hospitalization to outpatient treatment. They help those in recovery maintain their sobriety and become healthy, positive contributors within their families, jobs, and society as…

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Addiction Severity Index

Addiction Severity Index

People who suffer from substance misuse, dependence, and addiction fall on an addiction severity continuum. Where someone falls on that continuum will not change the fact that they will need an addiction treatment center program. However, it may affect decisions about what kind of treatment will be best. Professional counselors can administer the addiction severity…

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Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counseling

Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse treatment has a checkered history. Just a few hundred years ago, the reigning opinion about those caught in an addiction cycle was rooted in judgment, as people believed that someone had a problem with their morals. There were some early glimmers of a more modern understanding of addiction. In 1784, Benjamin Rush put…

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How To Achieve Whole Recovery

How to Achieve Whole Recovery

While most experts consider addiction to be a mental health condition, it involves the entire body as well as mind and spirit. Effective addiction treatment must involve the whole person to achieve complete recovery. Are you thinking about seeking addiction recovery help for yourself or someone you love? If so, find a treatment center that…

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