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Drinking alcohol is not always a problem. People often drink to relax, socialize and celebrate.  But alcohol’s effects vary from person to person, depending on – Intake Frequency of drinking Age Health Family history Drinking too much and too often can cause put you at an...

A highly successful approach to addiction that involves both dealing with substance abuse and mental health, dual diagnosis treatment is increasingly the preferred treatment. Till quite recently, substance abuse treatment would begin with the overcoming substance addiction before working to treat any psychological disorder. Treating only substance...

Addiction is a disease that needs complete treatment like any other disease. Once you decide to seek help for your substance abuse problem, there are certain steps you need to go through for complete recovery. All good rehabs follow this process to ensure that you...

Addiction changes the brain in many ways, altering a person’s views about his/her priorities. These result in compulsive behaviors that take over the ability to make logical decisions and control impulses despite the knowledge of outcomes. These signs are similar to hallmarks of mental illness. DSM,...

Many people who suffer from chronic pain become dependent on pain medication. Prescription drug addiction is a growing concern in the United States where millions suffer from chronic pain. Pain, like drugs, does not just affect the body. Untreated pain can lead to severephysical as well...

Do you find yourself taking drugs or drinking alcohol excessively? Do your friends or family constantly talk to you about drugs or alcohol problems? Do you crave drugs or alcohol more than tending to your family or seeing your friends? Is your job and finances...

Society’s affluent population often seeks private rehabilitation (rehab) facilities, also called long-term luxury rehab, for safety purposes. It is hard to focus on your treatment and recovery with the media in your face. The rich and famous or high-profile businesspersons seek these facilities so that...

Making it through an entire drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation (rehab) program is a major accomplishment. Many patients suffer from anxiety before leaving an inpatient program due to lack of security in the real world again. Dealing with life’s stresses is difficult, and with newfound sobriety,...

Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is estimated to cost the U. S. over $600 billion annually related to lost work productivity, crime, and healthcare. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 79,000 deaths each year in the...