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Articles about the different types of treatment for alcohol abuse.

7 Things You Need in a Treatment Program

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7 Things You Need in a Treatment Program

Understand how a substance abuse treatment works and why it is effective to decide which rehab center you or a loved one should attend. If you know what to expect from an addiction treatment program and what you will achieve in recovery, then you can make a new beginning both during and after the treatment ends. For example, the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends treatment that recognizes addiction as a complex illness, because this approach not only eliminates the stigma related to addiction, but it also encourages people who might be reluctant about seeking help in the first place....

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5 Ways to Get Help for an Alcohol Addiction

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5 Ways to Get Help for an Alcohol Addiction

As one of the most available habit-forming substances that is regulated only by age, alcohol is responsible for many cases every year of addiction, alcohol abuse and alcohol use disorders. However, it is important to note that there is a distinction between alcohol abuse and addiction. In the first case, a user has a certain level of control over his use, even if he consumes high quantities of it on a regular basis. In the second case, an addict has lost control over how much she drinks, and she even ignores clear problems of her alcoholism as long as she can continue abusing the...

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How Important Is it to Recognize Your Risk Factors for Mental Health Conditions?

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How Important Is it to Recognize Your Risk Factors for Mental Health Conditions?

As a result of considerable research in mental health conditions and addiction, early prevention and intervention has recently helped countless people counteract the effects of mental illnesses. However, mental health risks are difficult to detect due to people misunderstanding the risk factors. Learn how to recognize mental health issues to safeguard your health and your loved ones. Mental Health and Addiction Both mental health and addiction are diseases that can be degenerative. As taboos have disappeared due to scientific discoveries, people now understand why certain mental illnesses...

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How Open Discussion of Mental Health Disorders Can Prevent Addiction

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How Open Discussion of Mental Health Disorders Can Prevent Addiction

Most addicts suffer from at least one of the following mental health disorders: Borderline personality disorder Process addictions (gambling, sex, hoarding, cutting, eating and etc.) Depression Bipolar disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder Poor self-esteem Psychosis Schizophrenia Many addicts unconsciously use drugs or alcohol to medicate the emotional pain caused by these problems. Unfortunately, the relief drugs offer is short-lived, because a user’s tolerance for a substance increases, which means she needs larger, more frequent doses to achieve the same effects. Before long, user...

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3 Tips for Avoiding Addiction to Prescription Drugs

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3 Tips for Avoiding Addiction to Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the US. While many people develop addictions to substances due to reckless partying, many other addicts have never done anything riskier than filling a legitimate prescription. Many of the most commonly prescribed medications are highly addictive, including the following substances: Narcotic painkillers (hydrocodone, OxyContin, codeine and Demerol) Antidepressants Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and etc.) ADHD medications (Adderall and Ritalin) Sleeping aids Anabolic steroids While unlikely, it is still possible...

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What Does My Bipolar Diagnosis Mean?

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What Does My Bipolar Diagnosis Mean?

Bipolar disorder is a common brain disorder that causes abnormal and continuous shifts in mood and energy levels. It is also commonly known as manic depression, because it causes people to shift between excessive happiness and energy to depression and lethargy. A diagnosis of bipolar disorder can damage someone’s ability to complete daily tasks, such as attending social meetings or managing work. People with bipolar disorder often report the following difficulties: Repeated cancellations of social gatherings due to depression Inability to complete housework or to run errands due to...

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