Legal Consequences of Addiction

Addiction changes a person’s mood, behavior, and personality. Often times these people make poor choices with legal consequences. Finding addiction treatment while in jail or an institution is difficult for most patients, but there are options for your loved ones. Whether he or she is involved in drug, property, personal, traffic, financial, or a combination […]

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The Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

Many addictions begin as a coping mechanism or a way of filling a spiritual void. As a result, people in treatment for addiction must learn to deal with their emotions and environment in healthier ways. Practicing yoga is an excellent complement to conventional chemical dependency treatment. A 12-step program and the eight-fold path of yoga […]

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Meth Abuse and Addiction

Methamphetamine or “meth” is a neurotoxin sold as a mind-altering and stimulant drug. Meth is manufactured in illegal labs and is highly addictive. Street names for meth include “speed”, “ice”, “glass” and “crystal”. How people become addicted to Methamphetamine Meth addiction is now the largest pandemic gripping the United States. As of 2012, there were […]

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Types of Drug Testing

Drug testing analyzes an individual’s sample for substances found in marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, opium, steroids, and other commonly abused drugs. Typically, a 10 Panel Urine Screen is ordered, but in addition to urine, hair, blood, sweat, or oral fluid can be screened. Hair typically holds traces of abused substances longest, followed by blood […]

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Polysubstance Addiction

Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Polysubstance Addiction Polysubstance dependence is officially defined as abusing three or more substances for a period of 12 months or more. Clinically speaking, there is not one predominant substance being abused. Therefore, someone may not meet the diagnostic criteria for addiction to a particular, single substance, but would meet the criteria […]

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Living just for Today

Believing in oneself is an essential component to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Patients in recovery will begin to look healed, and the their physical symptoms will subside. However, addiction is a lifelong disease and the potential to relapse is never gone. For this reason, those in recovery must have a proactive plan […]

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You Can Help

    Someone suffering from chemical dependency cannot stop using drugs or alcohol on his or her own. The addict may realize that the situation has spun out of control, but will not be able to change their ways by themselves. Addiction is a disease that needs medical treatment and a strong support system. You […]

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The Cost of Addiction Treatment

The Cost of Addiction Treatment An Investment in the Future No matter the disease, healthcare costs weigh heavily on individuals seeking treatment. When addiction is the disease the costs of diagnosis, detox, treatment, and therapy can seem extensive. However, it is estimated that illicit drug and alcohol abuse costs the nation $428 billion dollars annually, […]

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