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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Recognizing the signs of alcohol addiction, whether in yourself or a loved one, could help you to kick start recovery before alcohol use disorder becomes more severe, and consequently more complicated to treat. With the help of sober living homes and communities like The District Recovery, people Alcohol use disorder is the clinical descriptor for…

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Understanding Nature vs. Nurture of Alcoholism

For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction to work and determine a better understanding of the nature vs. nurture of alcoholism and addiction in general. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the “nurture vs nature” addiction…

What Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Involve?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a term used to describe the delivery of treatment for alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder using specific and FDA-approved medication. Medication is often used during the detox phase of recovery, but MAT is effective at all levels of care, including outpatient treatment. It’s a common misconception that medication-assisted treatment…

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Five Things You Need to Know About Methadone and Methadone Clinics

The research and statistics are irrefutable: methadone treatment is successful at improving almost every quality of life measurement for patients and creates safer, healthier conditions for families and communities. It is one of the many treatment options for those suffering from addiction. Methadone remains controversial though, with no shortage of myths, misinformation, and outright lies…

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Understanding Drug Addiction

Understanding Drug Addiction and Abuse For most people, understanding drug abuse and addiction is simply beyond their comprehension. Over the years, people often get trapped in the mindset that those with substance abuse issues lack moral principles or willpower. These same people think that beating addiction is easy as choosing to do so. In reality,…