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The United States Has Declared an Opioid Public Emergency

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

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The Slippery Slope Between Addiction and Crime

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

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The Connection Between Addiction and Mental Disorders

Addiction and mental illness often go hand-in-hand. However, it is not always clear which condition preceded the other and each individual patient is different in this respect. Nevertheless, the fact remains that the majority of people with drug or alcohol addiction disease are also suffering with another mental disorder such as depression or anxiety. These cases are known as ‘dual-diagnosis’ and it is absolutely crucial to identify both conditions and treat them separately in order to heal them.

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The Effect of Heroin and Opioids on the Brain

Opioids and heroin have specific effects on the brain that can make them particularly difficult drugs to detox naturally. According to research, there are a few natural opioids produced by the body including endorphins that effect specific protein receptors in the brain to give a feeling of wellbeing. This is the reason why physical activity often gives you a buzz or ‘high’ feeling.

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The Science behind how Addiction Works in your Body

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

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Myths about Addiction: Debunked

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

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5 Signs You are Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Addiction to prescription drugs is becoming an increasingly large problem in the US and that’s mainly because what initially starts out as a necessary course of medication for genuine pain management can easily trigger damaging and unhealthy behaviors in people. The issue is further clouded by the fact it is almost an enabled addiction, as these are not street drugs or narcotics but medications that are commonly and legally used in daily life.

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Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse on the Body

Nearly all pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants, and tranquilizers available by prescription are potentially addicting and those abusing them often require prescription drug detox for rehabilitation. Detox and withdrawal can be complex and is individual to every person, so it’s essential to seek qualified recovery and detox for your successful recovery from addiction, like the detox program offered here at Capo Canyon Recovery. 

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Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

Alcohol is distributed around your body by your blood as you drink and even the smallest amount can have a physiological effect. You’ll lose a small amount of alcohol as it leaves your body in your breath and urine but your tolerance will depend heavily on how much you’ve had to eat. Food that is high in fat slows down the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream and it will take longer to feel intoxicated although there are other, more damaging effects of alcohol on your overall health to take into consideration. 

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Differences Between Drug and Alcohol Detox

No matter what addiction challenges you face, the process of recovery and rehabilitation can be a life-long process. Although addiction in its generic form has specific treatment options, there are a few differences between the detox process for alcohol and drug addiction to take into consideration. Here we take a look at the different treatment options pertaining to both drug and alcohol detox.