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How Can Support Groups Help You in Your Recovery?

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

For adults looking to overcome an addiction and improve their overall health, support groups can be an indispensable source of companionship on the road to recovery. These community gatherings help to bring those with similar challenges together to share their experiences and strategies in a... Continue reading →

Understanding the Effectiveness of Treatment Following Dual Diagnosis

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Drug and alcohol addiction are often linked with mental health problems. The relationship between substance abuse and mental health issues is complex, but each tends to reinforce the other in a dangerous cycle. Some chemical-dependency programs take a dual-diagnosis approach to treatment that... Continue reading →

The Benefits of an Inpatient Substance Abuse Program

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

While outpatient programs are helpful for some people, many individuals have a better chance of overcoming addiction if they select an inpatient substance abuse program. An inpatient program eliminates the possibility that a patient will relapse and use drugs while in the program. It offers a... Continue reading →

Tips for Talking to Your Spouse About Alcohol Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you suspect that your spouse has an alcohol problem? If you have noticed in increase in the number of drinks he has each night or the number of bottles he purchases at the store, you may be right. If his drinking behavior has caused him to become more defensive, agitated, or withdrawn, he may... Continue reading →

Signs a Loved One Is Coping with Prescription Drug Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Could your parent or spouse be suffering from prescription drug abuse? Knowing how to recognize the signs of substance abuse can help you seek treatment for a loved one before he suffers more physical and emotional damage to himself and others. Prescription drugs can induce a myriad of effects... Continue reading →

The Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Heroin use is a problem that users often try to conceal, so you may need to approach a friend or family member when you notice the characteristic effects of this drug. At first, you may only notice some slight behavioral changes or disorientation, but ongoing use can lead to severe changes in an... Continue reading →

Prescription Drug Abuse Among the Baby Boomer Generation

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

The youngest members of the baby boomer generation are quickly approaching their 50thbirthdays, which indicate how many millions of these Americans are reaching older age. While the senior years typically mean going into retirement and enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle, some older individuals... Continue reading →

Understanding the Role of Genetics In Alcohol Use Disorders

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you have a sibling or parent with an alcohol addiction? Are you worried that a family history of alcoholism might make you more susceptible to it, too? Genes can affect your chances of suffering from many conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and alcoholism. Yet as the following... Continue reading →

Signs and Tests That Can Assess Alcohol Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

You might know that a friend, coworker, or loved one has an alcohol abuse problem simply by observing him. Perhaps he smells of alcohol or slurs his speech at work. Maybe he hides bottles of alcohol in places he thinks you won’t find. Yet as obvious as an alcohol abuse issue might be, clinical... Continue reading →

The Long-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system (CNS). It is a Schedule II drug that has been noted for its strong potential for abuse and addiction. Methamphetamine abuse causes short-term and long-term effects on a user’s health. Some of the long-term effects can... Continue reading →