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Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse

Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse

For most people in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, maintaining their sobriety takes hard work every day. They want to avoid a possible relapse, but the potential is always there. In fact, 40-60% of people with substance use disorders will use again at...

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Heroin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Heroin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Classified by The Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule 1 drug, heroin is a dangerous and highly addictive substance. Schedule 1 drugs are those that are controlled and do not have any medical use in the United States. A central nervous system depressant,...

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Coping with Cravings in Addiction Recovery

Coping with Cravings in Addiction Recovery

Cravings in Recovery Cravings for drugs or alcohol are a normal part of the recovery process. These intense urges are usually strongest during the early part of acute withdrawal. However, they can occur weeks, months, or years after attaining sobriety. Cravings are...

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Marijuana: How to Know When Addiction Develops

Marijuana: How to Know When Addiction Develops

Many people believe that you cannot become addicted to marijuana, also known as cannabis. However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, recent studies show that using marijuana can lead to marijuana use disorder, also called cannabis use disorder (CUD)....

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is classified by The American Psychiatric Association as a trauma and stress-related disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD is a serious mental health condition. It may occur in...

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Vicodin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Vicodin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Vicodin is a central nervous system depressant. It is a combination of hydrocodone, a narcotic, and acetaminophen (Tylenol), a non-steroidal, non-narcotic pain reliever. It is a prescription medication used to treat moderate pain. The drug is also available in generic...

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Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan, also known by its generic name lorazepam, is a prescribed medication. As a benzodiazepine, Ativan is a sedative and used primarily to treat anxiety disorders. It can also be used as an anticonvulsant medication, a muscle relaxant, a sleep aid, and in surgical...

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