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Is My Loved One Addicted To Meth?

Methamphetamine addiction is a severe problem in the United States. The drug is highly addictive and extremely detrimental to physical and mental health. If you or someone you love is developing a meth addiction, it is vital to seek help as soon as possible. The treatment options available at meth addiction treatment centers can help …

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What Are Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms?

Cocaine addiction is a severe problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cocaine is responsible for more emergency room visits than any other illegal drug. Cocaine addiction is hazardous and can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and a higher risk of developing long-term health issues. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive …

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Does Insurance Cover Rehab?

Finding accessible addiction treatment may seem challenging if you rely on insurance for your medical needs. With restrictions on providers and types of treatment, you may think that mental health care, including addiction treatment, is out of reach. Fortunately, many major insurance companies are beginning to offer coverage for addiction treatment.At Right Step Hill Country, …

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Signs of Adderall Addiction

Millions of young people and adults in the U.S. live with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) yearly. As these people continue to struggle to pay attention and face other challenges in their daily lives, doctors try to help them find relief through medication. One of the most popular prescriptions for ADHD is Adderall. The drug is …

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The Effects of Drugs on Oral Health

It’s no secret that drugs can have a significant impact on your health—both mental and physical. But did you know that they can also take a toll on your oral health? Drug use, legal and illegal, can lead to a number of dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.If you or …

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Is Drug Use Aging Me?

It’s a common misconception that drug use only affects young people. However, drug use can have severe consequences for people of all ages. Drug use can lead to physical and mental health problems, and it can also impact your appearance. So, if you’re wondering whether drug use is aging you, the short answer is yes. …

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What Happens in Substance Use Treatment?

My husband and I joke—but in that partially-truthful way—that we’ll watch Breaking Bad with our boys before they become teenagers in hopes of warding off any interest in drugs. Jesse Pinkman’s character arc alone is enough to do the job. But what about sobriety? Do movies, books and TV shows offer an honest portrayal of addiction, substance …

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Is Your Partner a Functioning Alcoholic? 4 Helpful Tips

It’s not easy to realize and accept that alcohol abuse has become part of your partner’s life. Are they a functioning alcoholic?You may see it more quickly than your partner does. You may recognize that drinking is increasing in frequency and amount. Your partner may seem irritable or nervous when they haven’t had a drink …

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How Does Addiction Affect ADHD

How Does Addiction Affect ADHD?

Many people think of ADHD as a problem for little kids. But ADHD affects over 8% of all adults, with half of them developing severe impairment. Also, ADHD has a connection that may surprise you: an increased risk of addiction. People with ADHD are three times more likely than their peers to have addictions. If you …

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