November 28, 2018
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Difference Between a Treatment Center and Rehab

While the words may be used interchangeably in casual conversation, there is a difference between substance abuse treatment and rehab. According to NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a treatable, chronic disease that can be managed successfully. In a lot of ways, addiction is very similar to […]
November 15, 2018
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What Is a Medical Detox Facility

What Is a Medical Detox Facility? Many recovering addicts first experience in a substance abuse treatment center will be a period of medical detox. A medical detox facility is a treatment center equipped with a staff of doctors and nurses that are specially trained to help patients deal with the […]
November 15, 2018
mental health

Mental Health and Substance Disorders

Dual diagnosis treatment centers have specialized programs designed to treat mental health disorders and addiction simultaneously. Did you know that an estimated 43.6 million Americans over the age of 18 experience some form of mental illness? In SAMHSA’s 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 20 million adults […]
November 13, 2018
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How to Help an Addicted Friend

When one of your friends is struggling with addiction, naturally you want to be able to offer them some form of help. Unfortunately, finding the correct ways to help a friend with an addiction without enabling them to continue in their addiction can be difficult, but there are a few […]
October 29, 2018
addictive personality

5 Signs Of An Addictive Personality

The line between addiction and socially acceptable behavior can be hard to identify. At times, it can feel almost impossible to determine the difference between a hobby and an addiction, especially with the seemingly meteoric rise of gaming addiction in today’s culture. When you cut right through the nuance and […]