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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

When people think about substance abuse and addiction, they usually think about their impact on the individual. Even though the impacts of mental health issues on the individual cannot be overstated, they are far from the only person impacted by this difficult situation. Friends and family members are also adversely impacted when someone they know…

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Addressing Drug Abuse at Work

Drug abuse can happen anywhere. As an employer, you may be concerned about what you can do to ensure your employees are getting any help they need for drug addiction. Finding the right balance of support and guidance while ensuring you are doing what you can to keep other employees and customers safe is not…

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What to Know About Doctor Shopping

For those who are struggling with an addiction to prescription medication, doctor shopping can be a dangerous habit. When someone who has a dependency on prescription medication runs out of their prescription, they might go to a different doctor to try to get more. If you are struggling with prescription drug abuse, let our professionals…

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College Students and Adderall Abuse

Each year, more college students are diagnosed with mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder. This grants them access to medications such as Vyvanse, Ritalin, and Adderall. Of all these medications, Adderall is the most popular and the most addictive. Adderall abuse has skyrocketed, leading to more college students seeking help…

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Commonly Abused Painkillers in the US

Pain-relieving drugs derived from the poppy plant have done an enormous amount of good for people suffering from serious illness or recovering from surgery. Unfortunately, like any drug, they can also be abused. Prescription painkillers trigger substance abuse problems at a high rate, the data show. What are the commonly abused painkillers, and what can…

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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…