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Living with a drug addict

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Living with a drug addict If you are living with a relative or loved one who is addicted to drugs, you must be prepared to face any type of situation that may occur along the way. Drug addiction is unbearable and harmful not only for the addicted person, but also for the family and friends around them. The emotional and…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments 

Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments Multiple options regarding the type of rehab individuals offered for drug addiction are available. At the most basic level, the options are inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. The difference is the manner in which these programs allow individuals to receive treatment and then function outside of the treatment location.  It is important to know whether you’re an…

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Covid-19 & Alcohol

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Covid-19 & Alcohol When faced with an epidemic like COVID-19, even the strongest among us can lose control and collapse emotionally, which can lead to self-medicate with alcoholic drinks. Worrying about catching COVID-19 yourselves or one of your family catching it, reading contradictions on the media, and the terror of losing one´s financial support all increase anxiety. Unfortunately, reaching for…

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Why is drinking so socially acceptable?

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Why is drinking so socially acceptable? by Tannia V. Alcohol is treated as if it is not a drug and has no negative consequences. Almost every social situation seems to involve alcohol. How many parties are thrown without alcohol being served? How many people go out after work or on a weekend and do not drink? What holiday is celebrated…

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Alcohol Deaths Hit Record Level

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Deaths in the US from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit record high What will make us stop in our tracks and analyze what's going on? In 2017, the number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 reached record levels  since federal data collection began, according to an analysis of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and two other non-profits. From...
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Detox from Hell?

Detox. From drugs or alcohol. Easier said than done. Coming off alcohol or drugs such as opiates, heroin or even fentanyl, can be mortal. Yes. Death. Some detox centers state the country has it all wrong. And that’s where we step up. Providing quality staff and professionals such as doctors as well as the right medications can make withdrawal and…

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