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What is Rehab Like?

While addiction is incurable, treatment can greatly improve your chances of recovery. Treatment can help you learn how to cope with triggers, stress, and cravings. But what is rehab like? Learn more about rehab and Soledad House’s women’s rehab center in California by calling us today at 866.314.3222.  Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and incurable…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive, chronic and potentially fatal condition that impacts tens of millions of Americans annually. The stages of addiction can progress rapidly, which can have severe and damaging consequences. All psychoactive substances can cause addiction, which can lead to physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. Recreational use can lead to abuse and addiction,…

What Happens When You Mix Ativan and Alcohol?

What Happens When You Mix Ativan and Alcohol?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, which is a benzodiazepine. Your doctor might prescribe it for anxiety. It’s the type of drug that has addiction potential. What happens when you mix Ativan and alcohol accidentally or on purpose? Understanding How Ativan Works Mixing Ativan and alcohol introduces two depressants to your system. Ativan specifically…

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Why Do People Use Cocaine and Alcohol Together?

Many people considering treatment for substance abuse problems use more than one addictive substance on a regular basis. For instance, combining cocaine and alcohol is a common problem. Why do so many people combine various substances? Are there any lasting complications that can occur when combining substances? The information below will talk more about the…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Does a family history of alcohol abuse put you at risk of following suit? Is alcoholism genetic or can it happen to anyone? If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction right now, you might be asking for the reasons why. In fact, there’s a variety of possibilities. Is Alcoholism Genetic? To be clear, so far, scientists…

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What Are DUI Treatment Programs?

Having a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life for the worse. When the police file the charge, you could spend at least one night in jail. After your release, you could get treatment to avoid jail time. However, the court may require that you enroll in an alcohol addiction treatment…

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Cultures around the world accept social drinking. This acceptance, however, could be why people overlook the signs of alcohol use disorder. Even when people wonder, “Am I an alcoholic?” they may rationalize or deny that they have a problem. Learning the signs of alcohol use disorder might help you decide to get alcohol addiction treatment…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Once you have decided to begin your journey to recovery, you’ll need to end your dependence on alcohol. The best way to do that is through detox. Detox will kick start your alcohol withdrawal and the related symptoms. Learn what to expect from withdrawal and how to proceed once the symptoms are gone. Withdrawal Timeline:…