a person self-medicating with alcohol

The Risks of Self-Medicating

Self-medication refers to the process of taking substances to treat perceived conditions or symptoms without consulting a healthcare provider. It is a self-care initiative of handling conditions and ailments without professional understanding and diagnosis. Unfortunately, individuals with underlying addiction issues often opt for self-medication instead of seeking appropriate medical attention in a rehab facility such…

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Staging an Intervention

In most cases, people do not just abandon substance abuse. They need proper and constant motivation. Staging an intervention can be an excellent way of helping a loved one see sense in seeking professional help. If you need to organize an intervention, seek professional assistance from Georgia Addiction Treatment Center. But before you stage an…

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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Overcoming a heroin addiction is a battle from day one. However, it is rewarding once you get past detox. Part of the process you will go through is dealing with heroin withdrawal symptoms. The thought of experiencing this holds some people back from moving forward. If you seek help from a heroin addiction treatment program,…

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5 Signs of Codependency

People who are in a difficult relationship with someone who is addicted to a substance may wonder if they are codependent. Codependency is an excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a loved one. Usually, the loved one has an addiction. It’s helpful to understand the signs of codependency so that you can seek treatment from…

a family healing during recovery

Family Healing During Recovery

Addiction doesn’t just harm the individual. It does psychological, emotional, and, in some cases, physical harm to those closest to the addicted person. For this reason, family healing during recovery is crucial if all people involved are going to overcome the problem. A family therapy program offers hope for anyone in addiction recovery and the…

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10, 2020. On this day, mental health treatment centers, experts, organizations, and communities come together to celebrate successes in treatment and to create more awareness for mental disorders and related issues. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 is Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater…

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Alcohol and Your Mental Health

Some people drink alcohol while socializing. Others, however, drink alcohol to deal with emotions of anxiety and depression. They might intend for this self-medication to cheer them up or to help them sleep. Alcohol might be able to help you briefly relax in a state of euphoria. Unfortunately, this feeling is short-lived, and using alcohol…

a woman struggling to break the cycle of addiction

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

After a night of drinking alcohol or single experimentation of an illicit drug, you are not likely to wake up struggling with addiction to a substance. Substance addiction is a complex issue that involves a series of stages perpetuated by physiological, psychological, and emotional dependency. Learn about the cycle of addiction and commit to an…

a woman trying to figure out how to address anxiety and addiction

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety is a term that encompasses a wide array of conditions and symptoms. Affecting millions of people around the world, it is both a cause and result of addiction. But how exactly do anxiety and addiction go together, and how can Georgia Addiction Treatment Center help you?  What Is Anxiety? Most people understand the concept…