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At Needle’s Point: Heroin

At Needle's Point: Heroin

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States, perhaps aided by stricter regulations on pain relievers and the proportionally lower cost of heroin. Heroin is a devastating drug that destroys lives, but those who suffer from heroin addiction can overcome this struggle with understanding and […]

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: How Drugs Harm Babies

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: How Drugs Harm Babies

Every year, thousands of people struggle with substance abuse, but infants are the most tragically affected. Neonatal abstinence syndrome impacts thousands of babies every year, and the mothers of those children may not be aware of the damage substance abuse can do to a newborn child. What […]

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Cocaine Addiction: Stimulant Gone Wrong

Cocaine Addiction: Stimulant Gone Wrong

For thousands of years, people have been using substances to alter their state of reality. Cocaine, though a more recent distillation of a natural substance, has become one of the more popular. It can be highly addictive and destructive, but addiction can be beaten. What Is Cocaine […]

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Adderall: The Rise of the Study Drug

Adderall: The Rise of the Study Drug

When you think of addiction, your thoughts may be drawn to illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin or cocaine. Unfortunately, prescription medications, such as Adderall, may be another source of addiction. Thousands of people take prescription pills for a variety of reasons, and some of those people […]

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Meth and the Synthetic High

Meth and the Synthetic High

Addictive substances come in many forms, and methamphetamine, usually referred to as meth, is one of the most dangerous. Those who suffer from methamphetamine addiction have a difficult road to recovery, but as with any addiction, there is hope for a healthy life. The Truth About Meth […]

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There’s an App for That: Technology and Mental Health

There's an App for That: Technology and Mental Health

Technology has made incredible leaps forward in recent years, and lately the mental health industry has begun to take advantage of available platforms to help those who struggle with mental health issues. With the rise of the smartphone, there are a variety of applications that can provide support for […]

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Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse Treatment

Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse Treatment

Addiction treatment is an important part of the recovery process, but it can be expensive. From staying at a treatment facility to lifelong maintenance, the monetary burden of treatment can be substantial. Fortunately, there are options available that can help mitigate these costs. The Affordable Care Act […]

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Doing Well: Experiential Therapy

Doing Well: Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is an alternate to traditional psychotherapy that can benefit many different types of people who suffer from addiction. Many alternative forms of therapy exist, and understanding the differences can help guide your choice of treatment. Therapy can be highly individualized and is structured differently depending […]

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Trauma, Addiction and Dual Diagnosis

Trauma, Addiction and Dual Diagnosis

Trauma can mean something different to everyone, but the common denominator is the debilitating effect it can have on the mind and body. The psychological aftermath of a traumatic event can lead to a breakdown in self-esteem, emotional stability and the ability to cope with stressful situations. […]

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Prescription Painkillers and Addiction

Prescription Painkillers and Addiction

For some people, pain can be an almost constant companion. For those whose suffering is significant, prescription painkillers can be a welcome method of pain control. Unfortunately these medications can be habit-forming, and it’s important to know the difference between medically valid pain pill use and abuse […]

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