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Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment

Addiction is an illness that affects one’s physical and psychological well being. So, you might think that someone in recovery might need a doctor to address their health concerns and a psychologist to address their psychological concerns. This is indeed true. However, one significant symptom of addiction is compulsory behavior. In other words, a person…

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The Incredible Support You Get When You Call For Addiction Help

Most people suffering from addiction are afraid to call for help. When they call for help, they must admit that something is wrong. They fear the judgment and stigma that comes with addiction. Also, they may fear legal consequences and the dramatic change in their life. They fear what’s going to happen in their lives…

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How To Stop Drug Abuse

Is it possible to stop drug abuse on your own? Or do you always need professional treatment? While some people might argue drug abuse is a choice that can be altered, in reality—and according to the medical community—it’s a disease. And for most people, it’s not one that’s easy to conquer without professional help. If…

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How to Help an Addict: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Substance abuse is an ever-growing concern, with nearly 19 million United States adults suffering some type of addiction. Unfortunately, for many people struggling with addiction, the problem is further complicated by co-occurring disorders. Combined, the two issues frequently lead sufferers to make rash decisions. These negatively impact friends, family, home life, work commitments, and many…

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

If you’re living with drug or alcohol dependence, you may be contemplating a supervised treatment program. However, you may ask, “Will I need extended rehab care?” The answer depends on a variety of factors. But there are a few initial indications that you may require extended treatment. Though extended rehab and counseling may not sound…

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Who Needs Drug Detox Programs?

Do you know someone who struggles with drug abuse? If so, that person has probably confided to you that they wish they could quit, but their mind and body are dependent on the substance. And it’s true—after prolonged periods of use, toxic drugs take a serious toll on the body and brain. Users may develop…

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Types of Addiction

People are familiar with addiction to drugs and alcohol. These are the first thing people think about, not realizing many types of addiction don’t involve abusing a substance. Addictions can be substance addictions, behavioral addictions, or impulse control disorders. There are some things that all addictions have in common. All involve cravings for the substance…