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Can You Get Addicted to Methadone?

Methadone is a drug that is commonly given to people who are receiving treatment for heroin addiction. This process is controversial, as some claim that those who are prescribing methadone are simply swapping one addiction for another. But is methadone addictive? Chemically, methadone is very similar to morphine, a drug which is itself extremely addictive…

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The Different Types of Therapy That Can Help With Addiction

The Different Types of Therapy That Can Help With Addiction The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has explored many of the different types of therapy that can help with addiction based on data that has been collected for the past 40 years. These principles are engineered improve the odds of success in treatment by…

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Understanding Drug Abuse and 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,…

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What are the Different Drug Treatment Options?

What are the Different Drug Abuse Treatments Options? Drug abuse treatment options vary depending upon a variety of factors including the patient’s history, evidence of mental illness, existing health conditions, availability of government or insurance aid and in many cases, the family’s financial position. Generally speaking, drug addiction treatments generally include one or more of…

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What Are the Effects of Heroin on the Body?

What are the effects of heroin on the body? Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing. As a result, the effects of Heroin on the body are severe and…

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What’s Adventure Therapy and How Can It Help With Recovery?

The Purpose of Adventure Therapy The District Recovery Community (TDRC) integrates many forms of adventure therapy into our clients’ lives, including adventure therapy. Adventure, camaraderie and character building is instrumental in early recovery. By employing an adventure-based experience, The District allows residents the opportunity to find hobbies and identify what they are passionate about. This…

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks and Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

Many people are affected by Xanax addiction. It is a growing problem in the United States. According to information from the Treatment Episode Data Set Report in 2011, nearly 61,000 individuals sought drug abuse treatment for addiction to Xanax and other benzodiazepines. This is a marked increase from the nearly 23,000 individuals who sought treatment for…

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What’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Work?

Most people know that addiction is a chronic, but treatable, condition. We also know that the right treatment is effective in helping people get sober and stay that way. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been around for some time, but let’s dive deeper into this and other forms of therapy to find out which treatments are…

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Do Sober Living Homes Accept Insurance?

Will Insurance Pay for Sober Living? The short answer is no–at least in the State of California. This is because California does not offer licensed certification for these types of facilities. This also applies to halfway houses or any type of sober living environment or facility. However, some outpatient and treatment centers can offer discounted,…