Does Meth Cause Hair Loss?

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More than 2.5 million people in the United States. It’s one of the most addictive drugs available. Common side effects of meth include weight loss, paranoia, and agitation. However, meth use can also lead to damaged skin and can cause hair loss. Connect With Us Now Reach out to us now for immediate support, or […]

Signs & Dangers of Terminal Uniqueness In Recovery

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If you’re unfamiliar with the term “terminal uniqueness,” let’s explore it together. This belief system is often used by individuals struggling with addiction to justify their substance use and resistance to treatment. Instead of brushing it off as an excuse, understanding this concept can help you and your family grasp why some individuals are more […]

How To Help An Alcoholic In Denial

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Many people who are living with alcohol use disorder have a hard time recognizing or accepting they have a problem with drinking. There are several reasons for this behavior. By understanding why your loved one has a difficult time admitting they have a problem, you’ll learn how to help an alcoholic in denial come to […]

What Is A Heroin Pipe? Dangers & How To Treat Heroin Addiction

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Heroin is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs in the world, with an estimated 6.25 million Americans using it at least once in their life. The illicit substance can be consumed in various methods, with injecting, snorting, and smoking through a heroin pipe being the three primary ways to ingest the drug. In […]

Cocaine Use Symptoms: Mental, Behavioral, & Physical

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Cocaine use symptoms can include anything from uncomfortable side effects like nose bleeds, sleeping issues, and anxiety to extreme and long-term health disorders like psychosis, high blood pressure, and addiction. While someone may try cocaine one or two times and notice little or no side effects, it’s this false sense of confidence and security that’s […]

A Realistic & Grounded Relapse Prevention Plan Example

relapse prevention plan can help prevent and bounce back from relapses

If you are in recovery from addiction or mental illness, you likely know about the risks of relapse. Relapse refers to a return to using alcohol or drugs after being abstinent for some time. Some people mistake a relapse for failure. However, due to the chronic nature of addiction, relapse is a common occurrence in […]

What happens if you snort Gabapentin?

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Since its approval by the FDA in 1993, gabapentin has been presumed to have zero abuse potential and is regularly prescribed for off-label uses despite increasing reports of gabapentin misuse. 40% to 60% of individuals with gabapentin prescriptions abuse their medication, and 15% to 22% of individuals who abuse opioids also abuse gabapentin. When people […]

Top 3 Hardest Addictions To Quit: Opioids, Alcohol, and Benzodiazepines

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Addiction is more than just a series of poor choices or a lack of self-control. In reality, it’s a chronic mental health disorder that deeply impacts the way the brain operates. This condition goes beyond seeking a momentary high or a temporary escape. Which are the hardest addictions to quit? Substances like opioids, alcohol, and […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Vs. Psychotherapy: Comparing Examples

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy are two of the most popular therapy approaches in mental health and addiction treatment.

Whether you’re seeking therapy and support for yourself or a loved one, we know how confusing the choosing process can be. There is a vast range of addiction treatment methods available, and it can be hard to identify the best option or route there. With research showing that 10% of all adults in the United […]