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Long-Term Effects of Meth

If you or someone you love uses methamphetamine even occasionally, it’s important to understand the long-term effects of meth. It’s easy to close your mind to these effects because you don’t want to think about the future consequences of something that gives you intense pleasure right now. Let’s start by understanding why meth delivers that …

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What to Expect During the Benzo Withdrawal Timeline

Benzo withdrawal at a benzo addiction rehab in Hanover, PA allows you to taper off the drug while receiving proper medical care. It is also a safer and more effective way to end drug abuse instead of quitting “cold turkey” and risking a relapse or an overdose. However, even with professional help, the benzo withdrawal …

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Drug Abuse vs. Drug Addiction: How Far is Too Far?

What’s the difference between drug abuse vs. drug addiction?How do you know if either is a problem for you or a loved one?A substance use disorder, a term encompassing drug abuse and drug addiction, is a progressive medical condition.Let’s dive into what constitutes a substance use disorder or addiction and what’s defined as drug or …

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Why Overcoming Addiction Isn’t a Straight Path

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert FrostWhile it is safe to assume that Robert Frost was not speaking of overcoming addiction when he wrote this, recovery is more like walking through the woods on a rocky …

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A Drug and Alcohol Detox Center is the Key to Recovery

Fear of the painful, uncomfortable, and sometimes risky symptoms of withdrawal can keep some people from seeking treatment for drug and alcohol use disorders. While it’s possible to stop using drugs and alcohol without a drug and alcohol treatment center, the DIY method can make withdrawal riskier and more complicated than it is with help. A …

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Do You Have a Friend Who Drinks Too Much?

Watching someone you care about sink deeper and deeper into addiction is frightening and frustrating. Self-destructive behavior, followed by regrets or denials, becomes the norm. Then, sober days become few and far between. This is not only damaging to your friend who is struggling but can be damaging to your friendship and their relationships as …

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Not Your Average Disease

We leap for joy when we hear of someone’s remission from cancer. However, we keep a quiet and judgmental countenance when it comes to alcohol remission. Why is there such discrimination against those struggling with alcohol and not against those coping with heart disease? Do we fail to understand that alcoholism is indeed a disease? …

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Does Your Loved One Need Long-Term Rehab?

Once your loved one agrees to go to alcohol or drug rehab, he or she may have concerns with the length of rehab. Such concerns are especially common among active professionals who worry that spending time away from work will adversely affect their productivity and professional reputation. Parents also worry rehab will take them away …

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