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3 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

In some situations, it can be challenging to pinpoint signs of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is common in our culture, primarily because using it is legal. Women with alcohol use disorders often learn how to hide their addictions. Even so, three telltale signs may help you to identify the disease. 1. Look for Concealment of Alcohol…

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Quick Tips for Preparing for Rehab

Now that you have made the difficult decision to seek professional help for your substance abuse disorder, the next important step is preparing for rehab. No matter the state you live in, you can find a drug rehab center that will walk with you through the recovery journey. There are plenty of treatment programs available,…

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse can sneak up without warning on anyone who takes medications for pain or mental illness. Many of the medications that people take for pain or mental illness are narcotics, which come with a risk of addiction. There are others who are just looking for a way to get high and find easy…

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What Is THC?

With the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana, many people are asking: what is THC? By definition, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main mind-altering ingredient in the cannabis Sativa or Indica plant. THC is similar to the naturally occurring cannabinoid chemicals in the human body. In the US, marijuana is the second most used psychotropic drug…

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What You Need to Know About the Opiate Overdose Timeline

Opiate addiction is an epidemic in the US. In 2017, about 68% of all reported overdose deaths involved opioids. As such, it’s crucial to understand the opiate overdose timeline, as this knowledge could prevent you or a loved one from becoming part of the statistics.   The three most commonly abused opioid prescription medications are morphine,…

San Diego Alcohol Rehab

Americans suffer addiction to alcohol more than any other substance. This is why there are so many options for women’s alcohol rehab. The treatment program you choose is directly relative to how you’ll be in recovery. Women’s alcoholism treatment through a San Diego alcohol rehab may be the right choice for you. Women’s San Diego…

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How Addiction Affects Families

Research shows that families experience negative consequences when a close relative has a substance use disorder (SUD). Unfortunately, oftentimes, those who become addicted believe self-harm only hurts them. By realizing how addiction affects families, those suffering from SUD should ask for help, if not for their sake, for the well-being of their loved ones. If…

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Marijuana and Education

Because of the many higher-level drugs, there is a false belief that cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) is the least harmful. Although it may not be as overtly obvious, in reality, marijuana abuse ruins lives. Using marijuana and education settings, in particular, do not mix. The former pulls dreams downward, while the latter lifts them upward.…