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Answering Common Questions About Substance Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Substance abuse refers to the inappropriate use of any substances intended to alter behavior or mood. These substances can include alcohol, prescription medications, or illegal drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine. A person who is abusing a substance typically uses regularly and to excess, and... Continue reading →

Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Alcohol abuse causes pain to all those who encounter it. When a person abuses alcohol, he will eventually cause harm not only to himself, but to his friends and family. Knowing how to recognize the signs of alcohol abuse could potentially prevent a dangerous event and even save lives. If you... Continue reading →

A Look at Why Teens Are So Susceptible to Addiction

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Many adult addictions begin during the teenage years. While some individuals may attribute this fact to the desire of teens to experiment with drugs or test the boundaries of authority, it may have more to do with the chemical makeup of adolescent brains and the way in which it encourages... Continue reading →

Identifying Subtle Signs of Addiction

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Are you worried about a loved one? Do you suspect that he is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction? Individuals with addiction issues often take steps to hide their behavior from friends and family. However, if a loved one has this problem, you may be able to detect it by observing the... Continue reading →

What to Expect from Your First AA Meeting

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

What to Expect from Your First AA Meeting If you have never attended an AA meeting, you may be feeling some anxiety over what you should expect. There are many misconceptions perpetuated by television and film about what happens in meetings, and media often portrays them as negative experiences... Continue reading →

A Look at the Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

When prescription drugs are used as advised, they can provide relief from a variety of medical ills. However, these powerful medications can become highly addictive when users deviate from their prescription recommendations. Ritalin and Adderall, two types of amphetamines, can help to control... Continue reading →

Transitioning Back to Life as a Student After Rehab

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

College can facilitate drug and alcohol abuse problems for many students. If you have already gone through substance abuse treatment and are now preparing to return to school, you may have some apprehension about what lies ahead. Preparing for this transition can help you successfully navigate... Continue reading →

How Chronic Alcohol Abuse Shifts the Brain’s Behavior Control

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

A common misconception regarding alcohol abuse stems from the belief that an individual can simply stop if he so wished. However, recent studies indicate that changes in the brain often suppress desire restraint when a person is addicted to alcohol. Research has shown that the longer a person... Continue reading →

Finding the Support You Need to Cope with Prescription Drug Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Many of the people who abuse prescription drugs never had the intention to do so. If you too started taking prescription drugs for a legitimate medical problem, you may be wondering how you developed an addition to them. You’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from this form of chemical... Continue reading →

Signs Binge Drinking Has Turned Into an Alcohol Problem

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Is your Friday night tradition going to the bar to drink away your week of workplace worries? When you go out with friends, do you normally wake up on one of their couches because you were too intoxicated to drive home? These regular events might point to a binge-triggered alcohol problem.... Continue reading →

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