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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Researchers have observed and studied the relationship between addiction and mental health for many years. Whereas before, the two conditions might have been treated as separate, it is currently understood that the treatment for co-occurring disorders should be integrated. It is very common for a person seeking treatment for mental health issues to also have…

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Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Go To Rehab

Every new aspect of life is scary: moving to a new city, getting a new job, or losing someone you love. Perhaps these things don’t have much in common, but the similarity is that they all cause stress and require adjustments in your day-to-day life. Change causes stress, and that’s a fact. With this being said, it is not uncommon for an addict to be scared to go to detox or rehab in general. Even family members may have their hesitations with their loved ones going to rehab. Sometimes simply understanding where this fear is coming from can help with overcoming it and being able to see what is truly best for everyone.

Here are a few common reasons why addicts are afraid of going to detox, how to recognize these signs, and how to handle that fear in the best possible way.

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Helpful Relapse Prevention Techniques

Millions of Americans will experience addiction in their lifetime. Of those who attempt to break their addiction, data suggests that around half of them will experience a period of relapse. It is, therefore, not unusual for someone who is in recovery from addiction to have some setbacks in that process. However, there are many tips…

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Common Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate abuse is a serious problem in the United States and across the world. Newspapers, television, and other media outlets have been reporting on the opioid crisis for years. Even though most people understand that drugs like heroin are dangerous and addictive, abuse of prescription opiates is also dangerous and more common than you might…

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