• Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in College

    Addiction

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 30 percent of drug overdoses in the United States that involve opioids are also associated with the use of benzodiazepines. A dangerous combination of opioid and “benzo” use is on the rise, especially among college students. Deaths related to opioid abuse…

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  • 5 Benefits of Long-Term Rehab

    Recovery

    Short-term rehab can be effective for helping some people end an addiction, but the benefits of long-term rehab far outweigh those of short-term rehab, especially for severe or long-term addictions. A rehab stay of less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and a long-term program offers better outcomes for…

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  • Alcohol Rehab in PA: What to Look for

    Treatment

    Choosing the right treatment center for alcohol rehab in PA isn’t difficult when you know what to look for in a facility. Once you understand the options available, you’ll be equipped to choose the best alcohol rehab in PA where you can achieve successful sobriety. Detoxification Many addiction treatment facilities…

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  • The Role Tolerance Plays in Addiction

    Addiction

    Addiction is an insidious disease that can creep in slowly or develop rapidly, depending on tolerance. People may not even be aware that they are developing an addiction, as the signs are progressive and the changes can be subtle. By understanding the role that tolerance plays in the development of…

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  • How Your Brain Changes When You Get Sober

    Recovery

    If you’ve been struggling with substance abuse or addiction for some time, there‚Äôs reason to believe that the continued substance abuse has had an impact on the structures and function of your brain. However, the brain is a remarkably adaptable organ. When allowed time to heal, it can repair itself…

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  • 3 Dangerous Myths About Addiction

    Addiction

    Addiction is a subject that’s surrounded by misinformation. Beliefs about substance abuse commonly come from a place of fear or prejudice. As a result, it’s often difficult for people to get the facts they need to make informed decisions. Let’s explore the top myths and facts about addiction. Myth #1:…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

    Addiction

    An estimated 70 percent of Americans over age 18 have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma is an emotional response to being the victim of or witness to a terrible or terrifying event. This could be violence, violent death, sexual or physical abuse, childhood neglect or…

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  • The Relationship Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

    Addiction

    This is part two of the three-part series, Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment and Research-Based Interventions. Read part one, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Addiction almost always has underlying causes, and a history of trauma is one of the most common issues behind drug and alcohol addiction. Some groups of people are more…

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