Damaged Organs in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

There are 10 major organ systems in the human body, and unsurprisingly, drug and alcohol abuse affects each of them negatively. When one or more of these organs are damaged, you risk serious chronic conditions and death. Below is a short synopsis of what happens to major organs when alcohol and drugs are abused. Skeletal […]

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Pain Management and Chemical Dependency

  Pain Management and Chemical Dependency A chemical dependency to prescription medication can develop whether or not you have a history of addiction. In particular, medications for pain management can quickly become addictive. These prescriptions contain opioids that treat acute pain after an operation or injury and the severe, chronic and debilitating pain associated with illnesses such as […]

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Substance Abuse vs Addiction?

  Substance Abuse vs Addiction? Understanding the Difference Between Abuse and Addiction Substance abuse and substance addiction are often used interchangeably. In reality, people addicted to substances and people who abuse substances are different. While both have adverse effects on an individual’s life, knowing the difference between abuse vs addiction will help you understand and […]

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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

How to Contend with Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Drugs and alcohol in the workplace are more common than people realize. For those in recovery and in the throes of addiction, these substance abuse opportunities are tempting and at times irresistible. Whether you have substance abuse issues or not, you may be confronted with […]

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Beyond Nutrition

Beyond Nutrition The Importance of Eating Healthy in Addiction Recovery A person struggling who has had a substance addiction has a fragile body systems. Because of this, treatment centers have focused on healthy eating and customized nutrition plans for patients. By replacing toxic substances with healthful food, the person can begin to heal body, mind, […]

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Atlanta Rehab Center Alternatives

Atlanta Rehab Center Alternatives Bradford Health Services in Birmingham Drug and alcohol addiction grab a hold of people from Atlanta, Georgia for a variety of reasons in numerous ways. Once the disease has sunk its teeth into a person, however, it affects each individual just as dangerously. Family, friends, work, health, and even a sense […]

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Extended Care for Addiction

Extended care addiction treatment is designed to address more complex substance abuse issues. For those who are unable to achieve or maintain sobriety after participating in a more traditional treatment program, extended care provides additional support and time for those struggling with addiction. The program examines more closely the internal and externals that hinder a […]

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The Power of Admitting Powerlessness

THE POWER OF ADMITTING POWERLESSNESS The First Step toward Addiction Recovery   The first step of a 12-step program is to admit that you are powerless over your addiction, and consequently, your life has become unmanageable. For many, this is one of the hardest things to do. While it is important to believe in your […]

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Interventions

Interventions What to do when a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem. Perhaps a family member or a friend of yours has a drug problem and you are concerned about them. Maybe you have witnessed this person go through some depression or health problems, trouble at work or school or even an accident […]

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