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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Is Alcoholism Hereditary? Being born to a mother who drank during pregnancy or having other alcoholic family members increases your risk of alcoholism. Is alcoholism hereditary? Regardless of the roots of your alcoholism, The Ranch PA offers alcohol addiction treatment that will help you recover. Drinking is common in the United States, with 86.3% of…

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Types of Addiction

Types of Addiction Addiction is a mental health disease and alters your brain chemistry, impairs your judgment, and impacts your decision-making process. What makes addiction so difficult to recover from is that it’s chronic, meaning that you will experience symptoms like cravings even after you stop using. That means recovery requires more than just avoiding…

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Coping With Opioid Withdrawal

Coping with Opioid Withdrawal Opioid addiction rates have continued to increase over the past decade, as fatal overdoses have spiked and resulted in overdoses becoming the most common cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids can cause physical dependency, which can make coping with opioid withdrawal very difficult without treatment. Opioid…

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Shifting Stigma of Addiction: What We Saw Then vs. What We See Now

The catalyst for discussions of the addiction crisis in American has, unfortunately, been the opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related overdoses quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, and the problem shows no sign of easing. Alongside these overdoses, a stigma of addiction has developed. However, it may not be quite…

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