3 Signs of Meth Use

Meth, or methamphetamine, is a stimulant drug that is very dangerous and highly addictive. Despite the health risk, more than one million Americans use the drug annually. Whether they snort, smoke or dissolve it in water and inject it, meth can cause countless dangerous side effects. Learning the three most common and visible signs of…

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3 Signs of Addiction

When does the recreational use of a drug or alcohol turn into something more sinister? Since therapists now understand that signs of addiction are symptoms of a disease, is it possible to catch it early? Perhaps more importantly, do you recognize these signs in yourself or a loved one? Table of Contents Addiction or Abuse?Physical…

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What is IOP Treatment?

Intensive outpatient programs or IOPs are treatment programs that are used to target addictions, depression, eating disorders, or other dependencies that do not need detoxification or 24/7 supervision. IOP therapy allows the patient to have a more normal daily routine. IOP therapy is also a more science-based approach to addiction recovery. However, outpatient treatment isn’t…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

It’s a common misconception that an alcohol or drug habit is a sign of character weakness. Knowing that it isn’t a character flaw leaves a lot of people wondering what it actually is. Is addiction a disease? And if so, is there are a cure? Table of Contents Understanding the Difference between a Character Flaw…

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Most Common Psychological Disorders

Why does it make sense to discuss psychological disorders when talking about substance abuse? For starters, there’s a good chance that a mental illness may be one of the reasons for someone’s struggle with addiction. Secondly, the presence of mental health disorders can get worse during times of substance abuse. What conditions should you be…

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