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What Is Individual Therapy?

What is Individual Therapy? What is individual therapy? Individual therapy offers comprehensive one-on-one care for drug or alcohol addiction. Through individual therapy, a treatment specialist combines both evidence-based and holistic treatment that helps you identify the underlying causes of your addiction. During your sessions, your therapist works with you through every stage of your recovery.…

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Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Faced with a drug epidemic in our country, many people are caught up in the whirlwind of challenges, hurtful behavior, and confusion. It may seem like life is turned upside down when drug addiction is at the root of your life. However, through drug addiction rehabilitation, you can make a new start…

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Substance Abuse Assessment

Substance Abuse Assessment As addiction progresses, it becomes obvious that a user has a problem. However, it may not always be obvious to the user or the people around them. For this reason, a substance abuse assessment is a valuable tool that identifies the nature and severity of the addiction. A substance abuse assessment allows…

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Prescription Opioids

Prescription Opioids People often need prescription drugs to treat physical or mental health problems. However, many people abuse prescription drugs, including opioids. Prescription opioids, which treat pain, often act as a gateway drug to other opioids like heroin. Between 21% and 29% of all patients who use these opioids abuse or misuse them, while up…

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Effects of Heroin Use

What Is Heroin? Heroin comes from morphine, a highly addictive substance that developers extract from the poppy plant. It is in a class of drugs known as opioids. As such, it is similar to drugs such as hydromorphone and oxycodone. Heroin has made a significant comeback over the last decade, contributing to the opioid epidemic…

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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Once a person develops an addiction to cocaine, it can be hard to stop after several months of use. Once an individual stops using cocaine, they can expect a wide range of mild to severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms. While some of the symptoms cause discomfort, others can be life-threatening.…

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Downfalls of Drug Abuse

Long-term drug abuse can cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems. The downfalls of drug abuse often depend on the type of drug, the severity of the addiction, and how long the addiction has lasted. In addition, an overdose can cause severe side effects, which lead to terminal medical conditions or even fatality. …