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Spikes in Heroin Overdoses

Louisville, Kentucky, Sees Spike in Heroin Overdoses Over the course of 32 hours, Louisville, Kentucky, authorities received 52 calls about heroin overdoses. The staggering numbers exhibit the epidemic in many areas of the U.S.[

Perfectionism and Substance Addiction

Nobody is perfect. Over 60 years ago, J. B. Phillips wrote (in Your God is Too Small): “Of all the false gods there is probably no greater nuisance in the spiritual world than the ‘god of one hundred per cent.’ …  This one-hundred-per-cent standard is a real menace [which] has led quite a number of sensitive, conscientious…

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Alcohol and Your Mental Health

In the short-term, using alcohol can improve your sense of relaxation and mood and reduce certain kinds of anxiety, like social anxiety. In the long-term, however, the relationship between alcohol and mental health quickly turns negative, being responsible for a range of issues from depression and memory loss to suicide. People who seek help with…

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Suboxone Withdrawal and Addressing Chronic Pain

You can treat opioid addiction with suboxone. Treatment involves combining a long-acting opioid, buprenorphine and naloxone, which is an opioid antagonist. Still, Suboxone contains an opioid. This means it still has the potential for patients to misuse it. When you want to stop, Suboxone withdrawal is a real physical phenomenon, and you should have an…

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Signs of Addiction You Need to Look Out For

Often, one of the hardest parts of getting help for addiction is simply realizing that there is a problem in the first place. Some users may be so secretive that their friends and family are not even aware of drug abuse. It is also possible for a person dealing with symptoms of addiction to lie…

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How to Find Heroin Rehab Centers in Texas

Many possible paths take people to the same problem of heroin addiction. For many, heroin takes the place of medications no longer available for chronic pain issues. For others, heroin is the mental escape many people seek from trauma or other psychological problems. Whether you suffered physical or mental pain that led you to heroin,…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. What’s the connection between the holiday season, impaired driving, and alcohol abuse? Be honest. Have you driven a car when you were impaired? Here’s what you need to know about stopping the behavior. What’s Behind National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 is in…

Managing Co-Occurring Disorders: Strategies for Integrated Care

Life can be complicated, and so can the challenges it throws our way. Imagine dealing with two significant issues at the same time. This is the reality for many individuals facing both addiction and mental health issues, a situation referred to as co-occurring disorders.   Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis, occur when substance…

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Deciding Between Detox Centers in Houston

Detoxification is the beginning of your journey toward long-lasting recovery. It’s not easy. However, with the help of one of the detox centers in South Houston, it’s possible to do so safely and comfortably. How do you pick the right facility? Understanding the Mechanism of Chemical Dependency Recovery from addiction happens in two stages. Firstly,…

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Understanding Behavioral Addictions

One can have many kinds of addictions, not just addiction to drugs or substances. Behavioral addictions can be equally debilitating, and they can affect the quality of life of the addict. In theory, people can get addicted to many seemingly healthy habits to the point where they affect their productivity or daily life activities. They…

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Learn Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction During Rehab

Addiction affects the lives of millions of people every year. Everyone’s addiction develops differently. However, doctors have done research on common causes of addiction. Addiction specialists recognize that about half of addiction cases have a genetic or hereditary component. However, the other half has to do with poor coping skills. As a person going through…

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Is My Addiction Bad Enough for Rehab?

Have you been struggling with chronic pain and substance addiction? Have you asked yourself “Is my addiction bad enough for rehab?” or “do I need rehab?” Perhaps you worry that dealing with your addiction to painkillers could result in elevated levels of pain. Fortunately, there are more techniques, procedures, and coping skills available to manage…