What Happens to People in Rehab?

Modern evidence-based rehab comes in many forms. Many different programs are available, designed to support differing personal needs. Depending on the severity of an addiction a recovering person hospitalization with 24×7 care may be required. Other people may find less intensive outpatient options to be best. One thing the programs have in common is a…

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The Symptoms of Substance Abuse and Addiction

One of the biggest problems people with substance abuse and addiction face is denial. Sometimes this denial is wishful thinking, other times it is a lack of awareness. Warning Signs and Symptoms There are many experiences shared by those abusing substances and addicted to them, but everyone has their own unique story. If you feel…

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EMDR and Addiction

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and was developed in the 1980s. Its original use pertained to retraining thoughts after traumatic events became too much for an individual to handle and works by reprocessing the traumatic information so that it is less harmful. Once considered to be only a technique, its effectiveness has…

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Opioids and the Effects on Those Around You

It’s a common misconception that people who are addicted to substances are easy to spot. You see the stereotypes of dirty, disheveled people shivering in a alley corner, but in reality anyone could be addicted to a chemical substance. However, just because not everyone who takes drugs is of a single type, there are certain…

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