Addiction Treatment Therapies

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Warning Signs of Meth Withdrawal

Methamphetamines, or meth, are widely abused and can have devastating health consequences. Unlike some other addictive drugs, there truly is no “safe” amount of meth to use. Quitting as soon as possible is thus the best plan. Still, it’s also essential to identify the signs of meth withdrawal and get help immediately since this will …

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Warning Signs of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a powerful drug that can be very addictive very quickly. Knowing the risks of using this potent stimulant is important because it is easy to overdose and can lead to serious health problems over time. Cocaine use can also be life-threatening, so finding a cocaine addiction treatment program is vital. If you are …

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Is It Substance Abuse or Self-Medicating?

Are you using drugs such as marijuana to manage your anxiety? What will happen if you do not have the opportunity to smoke? Your responses to these two questions will determine if you are self-medicating or have a substance use disorder. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, the meanings are quite different. However, if …

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Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that can have dangerous long-term effects on the body and mind. The long-term effects of cocaine abuse can also tear apart relationships and put jobs in peril. The dangers of cocaine are well documented, making it important for those suffering from addiction to understand the price their body will pay …

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

Mental health disorders, which can impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can increase your chances of developing an addiction—especially if you don’t receive treatment for your symptoms. That means that having a dual diagnosis is possible and can complicate your recovery process. But what is a dual diagnosis? Substance use disorders impact more than 20 …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

If you’re starting alcohol addiction recovery, you might wonder if you need alcohol abuse counseling. You may wonder if it’s something you can overcome on your own. Embarking on an alcohol recovery journey without help might yield positive results in the short term. But if you want a long-term recovery that lasts, you need specialized …

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What Are Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms?

Cocaine addiction is a severe problem in the United States. Long-term cocaine use is hazardous and can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and a higher risk of chronic health issues.  Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug that can cause severe symptoms when you’re withdrawing. But what are cocaine withdrawal symptoms? If you are trying to …

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What Is Experiential Therapy?

What is experiential therapy? It is an effective treatment for both mental health concerns and addiction. It involves a range of tools and activities that help you grow beyond your past experiences. Experiential therapy is not only about what happened to you in the past, but also about how you react to it and how …

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Benefits of a Family Program

Addiction can destroy a family. Family members can argue and fight about how to best address a loved one’s drug or alcohol problem, which can create instability and dysfunction. The impact addiction has on families is why family therapy programs offer so many benefits to those in recovery. Addiction is a deadly disease that can …

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