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Stages of Addiction

Fully Understanding the Stages of Addiction to Manage Your Recovery  Addiction is such a problematic issue because it doesn’t happen all at once. For most people, it happens so gradually

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National Recovery Month 

National Recovery Month  Liberty Bay Retreat supports and promotes National Recovery Month at our drug and alcohol rehab center in ME. During the month of September, National Recovery Month is a

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Detoxing While Pregnant

If you use drugs and alcohol while pregnant, you may develop a substance use disorder (SUD). When this condition sets in, it becomes a challenge to stop using drugs. But

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How Dopamine Relates to Addiction

You may have heard about dopamine, the feel-good hormone in our brains. But few people understand the depth of dopamine’s connection to substance abuse and addiction. This natural chemical is

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What are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens and Their Harmful Effects Hallucinogens are drugs that change an individual’s perception of their environment, thoughts, and emotions. They are frequently divided into dissociative drugs, such as PCP, and

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Why Is Klonopin a Controlled Substance?

In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act. This legislation classifies and establishes clear regulations restricting access to drugs more likely to be abused. Because of its limited potential for

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How Long is Alcohol Rehab?

The first and most challenging step in recovering from alcohol addiction is accepting that you have become powerless over alcohol. Unfortunately, many people live in denial, failing to acknowledge that

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol

If you suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol addiction, you may drink excessively, endangering yourself and your loved ones. When addicted to alcohol, drinking will no longer be

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Best Foods for Detox and Recovery

Drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation is necessary to create a better life for oneself after addiction, and while focusing on the medicinal and mental health aspects of recovery is

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Stimulants: Addiction Symptoms & Treatment Options

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study, about five million Americans misuse prescription stimulants at least once. Doctors usually administer stimulants to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit