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Outpatient vs Inpatient Rehab: Which Is Right for You?

Substance abuse is an issue that impacts people’s lives in very different ways. For this reason, there is no one approach to rehab, which includes the decision of whether to remain at home in outpatient care or reside at the facility in an inpatient addiction treatment program. Here are some of the basic differences between outpatient and inpatient care to help you decided which is for you.

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Benefits of Stepping into Drug Rehabilitation

Addiction is an illness that leaves many people withdrawn and isolated from their loved ones and family. One of the main characteristics of addiction is that people will continue to use drugs even when their lives are falling apart. Although it can be very difficult taking the first step towards treatment, there are numerous reasons why entering rehab very often saves lives.

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Long-Term Effects of Drugs on your Brain

Addiction is a complex illness that is made so because of the damage drugs do to the brain. Substances create the pleasant effects people seek by making chemical changes in the brain, some of which can result in long-term mental health problems. There is a strong correlation with substance abuse and mental illness and yet many people are unaware of the dangers of long-term substance abuse.

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The Importance of Addressing Mental Illness in Addiction Recovery

There is a very strong relationship between addiction and mental health. Some people use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of a mental illness such as PTSD or depression, whereas others develop the symptoms as a direct result of substance abuse

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The Harmful Effects of Drug Abuse While Pregnant

Alcohol or drug abuse during pregnancy increases your risk of stillbirth or miscarriage. When you consider that a proportion of everything you consume passes through you to your unborn child it is not difficult to imagine that there are many other negative consequences. The effect of alcohol abuse on pregnancy is harm to both mother and unborn child.

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Why Sleeping Pills are a Slippery Slope to Addiction

Addiction to sleeping pills or other sedatives is an increasing problem in America. More people than ever are turning to medications to help them get a good night’s sleep, most of which are available over-the-counter. However, it is very easy to develop problems with sleeping pills that can spiral into addiction if the warning signs are ignored. Here we take a closer look at how addiction to sleeping pills develops and how it can be treated.

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The Differences between Addiction and Abuse

Despite our better understanding of addiction, there are still many people holding on to misconceptions about what classifies a person as an addict. This is for a variety of reasons including the negative way addiction is covered by mainstream media and its connection with a loss of moral control. In fact, addiction is an illness that develops over time. In this article, we take a look at the difference between a person who abuses substances from time to time and someone who developed addiction illness.

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Why Painkillers are Getting Abused More Frequently

Prescription painkiller abuse has become a significant problem in America in recent years due to the rising use of opioid-based medications for chronic health conditions. Many people working in the addiction field believe that the fact opiate medications are initially prescribed by physicians has made the problem somehow “acceptable”.

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Why Drug Addiction Is Starting In the Teen Years

Many adults struggling with substance use disorder have been dealing with the illness since a young age. This is an increasing problem in America that is leading more and more people into rehab than ever before. But why are teens becoming more susceptible to using drugs these days?

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Opioid Addiction: Hard to Treat but Possible to Overcome

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves.