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Addiction Treatment Therapy

Long-Term Effects of Meth Abuse

People who’ve used methamphetamines for long periods can face serious consequences, which may or may not fully recover after meth addiction treatment. The best way to prevent the long-term effects

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Addiction

Decriminalization vs. Legalization

The past few years have seen significant shifts in public perception and policy regarding marijuana, with several states decriminalizing possession and others legalizing marijuana for recreational use. It’s essential to

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Addiction Treatment Therapy

Recognizing PTSD Early

It’s estimated that at least 5.2 million Americans are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year. While it was once considered a mental health problem that only war veterans

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Anxiety Treatment

Living with Functioning Depression

Depression treatment doesn’t look the same for everyone. Not every person with this mood disorder is affected so severely they can’t get out of bed, but some are. Chronic low-level

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Addiction

Emotional Abuse and Addiction

People who are chemically dependent on substances that impair their cognition are especially vulnerable to being emotionally abused. Emotional abuse can lead to mental health problems, family strife, and eroded

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Addiction

What Is Alcohol-Induced Dementia?

Alcohol misuse can lead to many long-term health problems down the road and ultimately require alcohol addiction treatment. One of these health problems is alcohol-induced dementia, a form of brain

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Addiction

Recognizing Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiates are highly addictive drugs often prescribed to people in the United States who are struggling with pain. Opiates are known for their strong pain-relieving effects and potential for misuse.

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Dual DIagnosis

Common Signs of PTSD in Women

Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder can cause people to have complex emotional responses when faced with events that remind them of their unhealed trauma. Using high doses of psychoactive drugs

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Drug Rehab

What Is Meth Mouth?

Methamphetamine is a synthetic central nervous system stimulant that causes jitteriness, bursts of euphoria, delusions, paranoia, and aggression. Meth users often experience a condition known as “meth mouth” that involves

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Addiction Treatment Therapy

Sober Goals for the New Year

As the New Year draws closer, most people are finalizing their New Year’s resolutions. When you are on your journey to recovery, it can be isolating and difficult to figure