Taking Care Of Your Physical Health After Meth Addiction

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Recovering from substance abuse often relies on treating the psyche. At the base of all addiction are mental struggles that need to be cared for. However, the physical body also needs to heal and become the best it can after a meth addiction. We are providing you a guide in taking care of your physical […]

How Long Does Adderall Withdrawal Last?

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People who take large doses of Adderall for prolonged periods run the risk of developing Adderall addiction. When this happens, tolerance builds up, meaning it takes larger and more frequent doses to get the same effects as before. Adderall withdrawal is a result of the body recalibrating itself to function without the drug. While withdrawal […]

How To stop Heart Palpitations From Adderall

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Whether using Adderall as prescribed or recreationally, you have likely experienced heart palpitations. These alarming increases in your heart rate can make one feel like they are having a heart attack. At other times, it may feel like your heart is about to beat right out of your chest. Fortunately, heart palpitations can be managed. […]

The Intervention Process: What Happens In An Intervention?

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What Is an Intervention? An intervention is an important event created by the friends and family members of a person struggling with addiction or a mental health disorder. This intervention group is to help the person realize they have a problem, need help, and have support. While reality television shows have popularized interventions in recent years, these […]

A Timeline Of Effects With Long-term Suboxone Use

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Effective opioid addiction treatment isn’t an easy task. Whether the individual has developed a dependence upon heroin or a prescription painkiller (such as OxyContin), addiction treatment recovery is rarely quick and straightforward. Instead, recovery is a gradual process, which involves several necessary steps. The earliest stage of this process is known as the detox phase, and this […]

Overcoming An Addiction

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Addiction is the compulsive, chronic, physiological, psychological need for a habit. This can be a substance, behavior, or activity and involves harmful consequences. Addiction can lead to mental health issues and social trauma. Making the decision to overcome addiction and getting out of that vicious circle is the first step towards the road to recovery. […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

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  To most medical professionals, the inquiry as to whether addiction is a disease is a simple one with an obvious answer. The medical response would be, of course, addiction is a disease. A disease of behavioral, psychological, environmental, biological, and genetic factors. This cannot be denied as what the individual is experiencing is clearly […]

When Should I Go to Rehab

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One of the most challenging aspects of treating an addiction is being able to identify it in the first place. How do we know exactly when an addiction is present and, if it is suspected, when do we seek treatment for it? At first thought it may be hard to imagine that someone wouldn’t realize […]

Is Addiction a Disability?

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  Substance abuse disorder, whether it is alcohol use disorder or opioid use disorder, is a complicated and dangerous diagnosis that can wreak havoc on an individual’s physical health, personal life, and professional life. Addiction can occur due to a multitude of factors, including genetics and environmental traits. The decision to take the first drink […]

World Sleep Day: Dangers of Sleeping Pills

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  World Sleep Day, March 19th, is an annual awareness day designed to educate the general public on the importance of good sleep hygiene and other relevant issues related to sleep, such as medicine, social aspects, driving while fatigued, sleeping pill addiction, and education. Adults are encouraged to have an average of 8-10 uninterrupted hours […]