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What Does A Longer Term Addiction Treatment Plan Consist Of?

June 18th, 2015 What Does a Longer Term Addiction Treatment Plan Consist of?

Many drug treatment centers seem to go by the numbers nowadays. It’s become the norm to get away for 28 days, try to figure yourself out, and return to your life, hopefully a little better for the experience. The 28-day plan came about partially due to insurance companies and their policy of paying for “less […]

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How To Plan A Substance Abuse Intervention For Your Loved One

May 21st, 2015

Interventions are all over the place in popular culture. We see them on TV shows, often with humor attached; “give this guy a comic book intervention!” or “that woman really needs a gossiping intervention!” It’s a concept that’s easy to exaggerate, but the reality is often quite serious. The truth is, many people need help […]

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Substance Abuse and Teenagers Is a Real Concern, But Preventable

October 30th, 2012

Substance abuse is a devastating disease, sometimes plaguing the rest of an addict’s life and causing heartbreak and loss throughout families and society. Even worse is when the addiction begins as early as adolescence. However, through education and understanding, parents, teens, and society can help to reduce the risk of addiction taking over the future […]

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Asking “What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?” Leads to Understanding and Prevention

October 30th, 2012

The taboo and misunderstanding surrounding the term “substance abuse” have plagued society for decades. Few disorders have struck a more despondent note or caused greater emotional distress within the hearts of those directly affected, and those left to pick up the pieces. Although far from finding a solution or even an exact explanation for a […]

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The Definition of Substance Abuse Is Complex

October 30th, 2012

Drug abuse and alcoholism can strike anyone from any walk of life. It’s alarming to think that most people know someone who is addicted to drugs or has a life-threatening drinking problem. But many people don’t stop to think what the actual definition of substance dependence really is. We can define substance abuse as behavior […]

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Go Away Hand in Hand in Alcohol Substance Abuse Treatment

October 8th, 2012

Despite the media attention on drugs like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, alcohol is one of the most powerful and common substances abused today, and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23 million Americans abuse alcohol or are dependent on alcohol. The causes of alcoholism have been widely studied, but because the X-factor of […]

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What Is a Substance Abuse Counselor? Your Lifeline to Recovery

September 17th, 2012

Addiction is a serious disease that affects millions of people. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine to cure addiction. Many months and sometimes years of specialized counseling are required before most people can recover their lives. People suffering from chemical dependency and addiction need special care from trained professionals. Chemical dependency may have roots in other […]

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Statistics for Substance Abuse Among Adults Show Up and Down Trends

September 10th, 2012

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) tracks nationwide trends in substance abuse among teens and adults. The NIDA’s sources are surveys that are all scientifically conducted by several independent organizations, including Monitoring the Future (MTF) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). According to surveys published between 2009 and 2011, trends […]

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Good News and Bad News in the Recent Statistics for Substance Abuse

August 31st, 2012

Substance abuse has been a problem in the US for many years, and researchers have identified certain patterns that remain true today. Most people first use alcohol during adolescence, when their bodies are still growing and lifelong habits are forming. Those same developmental years are when some people first take illegal drugs as well. So […]

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What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?

August 31st, 2012

The twin problems of drug and alcohol abuse cost society billions of dollars per year in lost productivity, not to mention the emotional toll on families and victims. The medical profession has made great strides in treating alcohol and drug dependence so that today, several tested methods of treatment exist. As our understanding increases, we […]

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