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types of addiction
23
Aug

Types of Addiction & How to Treat Them

Addiction is an complex disorder that centers around compulsive behaviors. In general, the addiction definition is about a strong desire to do an activity that you know is harmful. The most obvious addictions are substance abuse, like alcohol addiction or drug addiction. However, taking drugs or alcohol are not the only activities a person can...
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stages of addiction
05
Jul

What Are the Stages of Addiction?

Becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol is not something that happens overnight. Instead, there are stages of addiction from the very first time somebody uses drugs or alcohol to when the addiction requires professional treatment.  But what exactly are these stages of addiction? And how can you successfully get through them to reach the end...
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07
Jun

How to Get Addiction Help in St. Cloud, Florida

Florida is known for its sunshine and warmth, but sometimes, there are deeper issues going on under the surface. Unfortunately, thousands of Florida residents face a life-threatening struggle with addiction each and every day. If you are one of these people, you might be wondering how to get addiction help near you. Below, we answer...
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24
May

Identifying Fake Xanax Bars: Treating Anxiety Safely

There is a fine line to walk when you are trying to treat symptoms of mental health with medication. On the one hand, medication could be very beneficial to easing your symptoms enough for you to work toward a full recovery. But on the other side of things, mental health and addiction struggles frequently go...
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26
Apr

FMLA for Rehab: Here’s What You Should Know

Did you know that there are laws in place to help people who need to take an extended period of time away from their jobs as a result of a personal or family situation? This is called the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The FMLA covers a lot of different situations, from medical...
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29
Mar

Meth Psychosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Treatment in Florida

Having an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol brings a variety of different risks into your life, and meth is no different. Did you know that one of the most significant dangers of meth is the chances of experiencing meth psychosis? Like the name suggests, this is a serious symptom of meth addiction, and it requires...
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22
Mar

Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Can You Avoid Them?

For individuals struggling with a mental illness, taking drugs can seem like a simple way to cope. And while these people may be trying their best to survive, laced drugs present a clear and present danger to anyone using drugs to cope. Many drugs these days are being secretly laced with synthetic opioids like fentanyl—and...
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08
Mar

Drug Paraphernalia in 2021: Do You Know What to Look For?

Drug paraphernalia is a strong indicator of drug use, and thanks to the internet, it is more available than ever in 2021. Knowing what to look for could be the difference between stopping a drug habit before it starts and a full blown addiction.  Learn how to recognize drug paraphernalia, the drugs it’s associated with,...
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01
Mar

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statistics and Efficacy

Due to increased stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 81,000 people experienced fatal overdoses between May of 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With such high overdose death rates, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could save countless lives by helping them safely detox from addictive substances like alcohol,...
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22
Feb

Emotional Sobriety Tips for Long-Term Recovery

It is important to think about emotional sobriety, no matter where you are at in your journey to recovering from drugs or alcohol. Although there are a lot of physical hurdles to overcome, without also focusing on your emotional recovery, you may easily find yourself turning to drugs and alcohol over and over again throughout...
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