Cocaine and other commonly abused substances are highly addictive because they affect the brain. The use of cocaine impairs a person’s judgment. It also triggers the “reward” center of the brain, which means that the individual is much more likely to use cocaine again.
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Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction does not happen overnight. Even after you complete substance abuse treatment, the work is not over. You have to learn to re-engage with the world without using the drugs or alcohol that you once relied on. Relapsing doesn’t mean that you can’t ever stop... Continue reading →
Addiction is an extremely complex illness that can take a variety of forms. Functional alcoholism is a form of alcoholism in which the sufferer is not physically dependent on alcohol, but may be emotionally dependent on the substance.
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Seeing a friend or family member struggle with substance abuse can be an emotionally draining experience. Addicts typically cannot see beyond their substance abuse; it takes center stage in their lives to the exclusion of anything and anyone else. Their relationships often take the brunt of this... Continue reading →
Alcoholism does stem from a physical dependency to alcohol, but there are also complex mental and emotional factors to the addiction that should be focused on in treatment for a successful recovery. It is these factors that might drive an individual to alcohol use in the first place, and... Continue reading →
EVENING INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for patients experiencing psychiatric or co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders. The program meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to better... Continue reading →