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How to Spot Drug Abuse in Older Adults

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Although many believe that drug abuse is primarily a problem among the younger generations, healthcare professionals have noted a rising trend in substance abuse among older adults. Chemical dependency in this age group is of particular concern because a slowed metabolism increases the effects... Continue reading →

The Impact of Drugs on Nutrition

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Some people with substance abuse problems believe that their dependency does not affect their overall wellbeing. On the contrary, drugs impact the body’s core processes—including the body’s ability to take in nutrients and use them for normal function. This impaired operation often causes... Continue reading →

Different Types of Prescription Drug Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

When many people think of the term “substance abuse,” illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana often come to mind. However, many different prescription drugs also have the potential for abuse and addiction, even if they were appropriately prescribed. Quite often, a patient will use a... Continue reading →

Defining Alcoholism and the Importance of Seeking Treatment

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Many people enjoy alcoholic beverages from time to time, while others drink frequently but in moderation. There are significant differences between the occasional or moderate use of alcohol and alcoholism. If you have a substance abuse problem, it’s important to seek addiction treatment sooner... Continue reading →

Coping with Withdrawal During Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

If you’ve been consuming large amounts of alcohol for a long time, you may experience alcohol withdrawal syndrome if you suddenly stop drinking or significantly reduce your consumption. Withdrawal symptoms can worsen rapidly, so it’s important to seek addiction treatment at a detoxification... Continue reading →

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 →

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