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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the temptation to use these…

What’s the Difference Between a PHP and an IOP

What’s the Difference Between a PHP and an IOP? Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs are essentially the same type of outpatient treatment. The difference comes in the time commitment required. Despite the name, an intensive outpatient program is not the more demanding of the two programs. You typically attend sessions for two or…

How to Deal with Addiction Cravings

Learning how to deal with addiction cravings will help streamline your recovery. Cravings come about after prolonged and habitual substance abuse. You can find cravings striking after months or even years of abstinence. That said, there are addiction treatment programs and California rehabs that have robust aftercare programs and sober living facilities in place to…

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Tramadol and Alcohol

Tramadol and alcohol do not mix well, as both substances are central nervous system depressants.  A synthetic opioid, tramadol is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. First appearing in the United States in the 1990s, tramadol is the thirty-fifth most prescribed drug in the US (almost 20 million prescriptions per 2019…

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What Is Alcohol Detox?

Well, detoxing from alcohol involves purging your body of the substance. Unfortunately, the drug and alcohol detox procedure can involve disturbing withdrawal symptoms, depending on the level of dependence involved.  Alcohol withdrawal is believed to arise due to changes in brain activity triggered by prolonged and abusive alcohol consumption. Sustained alcohol abuse disrupts the balance…

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Signs of a High-Functioning Addict

A person who can function while addicted to drugs presents a special and unique kind of risk because they often can mask their addiction. Friends and family might have little idea of the turmoil that their loved one faces. Recognizing the signs of a high functioning drug addict is essential to get them help and…

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Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Is there a link between exercise and addiction recovery?  Well, for many people in the early phases of treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, regular exercise can be a valuable component of a comprehensive treatment plan. For this reason, many treatment centers offer you access to experiential and adventure therapies.  Using drink…