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Getting the Most Out of Drug Abuse Treatment

When entering alcohol or drug addiction treatment, people may experience many different emotions, such as worry, nervousness, anger, and hopelessness. Many people enter treatment wondering if it will even work and will things get better? These thoughts are completely normal for someone trying to get clean and sober for the first or fifth time. Follow…

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Signs Your Loved One is Struggling with a Meth Addiction

Commonly referred to simply as meth on the street and on TV, methamphetamine is an illicit drug with dangerous short and long-term consequences. Using this substance often leads to the individual requiring meth addiction treatment to recover. Meth is an extremely addictive stimulant affecting the human central nervous system. The symptoms of meth addiction are…

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Chemical Imbalances and Depression

You often hear the words “chemical imbalances” associated with addiction and mental health. Knowing what this term means is a great help in understanding many psychiatric conditions. Chemical imbalances happen when the brain has either too many or too few neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are natural chemicals that help the nerve cells to communicate with each…

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What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a type of mental health or substance abuse treatment. Patients attending a PHP require treatment as often as five times per week for multiple hours each time. Following treatment sessions, they go home and go about their lives. In many circumstances, PHPs are used to transition people out of…

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How Does an Outpatient Rehab Program Work?

Most addiction recovery programs offer patients a choice between inpatient and outpatient treatment. Severe addictions generally call for inpatient treatment since it provides more oversight and around-the-clock monitoring necessary for guiding patients through difficult withdrawal periods. Nonetheless, for many people, outpatient treatment is a viable option. It affords greater convenience and flexibility and may be…