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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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Are There Alternatives to the 12-Step Program?

Are there alternatives to the 12-step program? Of course there are alternatives to the 12-step program, but finding one with a similar success rate is the challenge. Let’s examine some options. First, let’s talk about the growing problem of addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that more than 20 million…

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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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How to Talk to Somebody You Love About Getting Treatment for Their Addiction

It’s always a challenge to talk to someone you love about getting treatment for their addiction. Here are some things to help ensure the greatest chance of success. When someone you love has a drug problem and there are clear signs and symptoms of an addiction, the next step is talking to them about treatment.…

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The 5 Most Common Relapse Triggers (& How to Avoid Them)

Some people believe that addiction relapse is inevitable – but that is absolutely not true. Being aware of common relapse triggers and relapse warning signs is your first step towards long-term addiction recovery. One of most effective techniques for preventing relapse is to identify your personal relapse triggers and make a detailed plan on how…