What Are The 3 Stages Of Alcohol Addiction?

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What Are the 3 Stages of Alcohol Addiction? Are you researching the stages of alcohol addiction because you have concerns about yourself or a loved one? While each person’s experience with substance use is unique, addiction habits often follow predictable patterns. Alcohol dependence can create a variety of physical and mental symptoms that can bring […]

How long does it take to withdraw from kratom?

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Are you one of the two million people who have used kratom in the past year? Are you wondering “How long does it take to withdraw from kratom?” The newness of the kratom phenomenon can make finding information about side effects difficult. However, the seriousness of this substance should not be underestimated just because kratom […]

Art Therapy for Addiction

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Using art to heal has been around for millennia, the evidence of which can be found in many traditions and cultures worldwide. Creative expression can be a helpful form of therapy. Through art, clients explore and change feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Art therapy for addiction helps clients uncover underlying issues that may contribute to substance […]

Coping Skills for Relapse Prevention

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Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction isn’t a one-and-done thing. Many people in recovery will relapse. It’s a nearly universal part of the recovery process. Relapse means using again after a period of sobriety. Up to 60 percent of people who are in recovery eventually relapse. Planning for relapse is important during recovery. You […]

What is Considered Heavy Use of Cocaine?

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Cocaine is an extremely addictive drug that is snorted, smoked, or injected. In the short term, it causes intense euphoria, as well as increases in energy and alertness. However frequent, heavy cocaine use can cause a number of negative impacts on one’s health. Heavy use of cocaine can lead to stroke, heart attack, and coma. […]

Holistic Trauma Therapy for Substance Use Disorder

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Holistic trauma therapy is increasingly being used to help people who are struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). By looking at habits and behaviors through the lens of trauma, care providers and their clients are able to explore underlying beliefs and motivations that are contributing to unhealthy living. If you’re someone who is just starting […]

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 […]