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Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drugs are a wonder of modern medicine. When used correctly, they relieve symptoms and lessen suffering for millions of Americans on a daily basis. But they are also addictive substances whose use is easily abused if people are not careful. The dangers of prescription drug abuse are many. Informing yourself and others about prescription…

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Identifying Addiction and Relapse Triggers

Relapse is an unfortunately common occurrence for people in addiction recovery. Part of avoiding relapse is about understanding relapse triggers and how to spot them. Rehab programs often support participants in developing comprehensive aftercare plans that identify addiction and relapse triggers. Contact Georgia Addiction Treatment Center at 833.641.0661 to learn more about addiction therapy programs.…

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Is Intensive Outpatient Right for Me?

Addiction treatment falls into two broad categories: outpatient and inpatient. Inpatient treatment occurs on-site and provides around-the-clock care in a safe, supportive environment. Outpatient refers to treatment where patients may attend therapy or receive medication at a treatment center but otherwise go about their normal lives. Outpatient rehab does not involve a residential stay or…

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5 Benefits of Partial Hospitalization

Many people with drug and alcohol addiction also struggle with mental health disorders. When this happens, choosing a treatment program that can accommodate the symptoms you have is essential. Partial hospitalization is a type of outpatient treatment program that can help accomplish this. At Georgia Addiction Treatment Center, we offer a partial hospitalization program to…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek care. There are many kinds of addiction treatment options, but one that many people turn to is outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient or residential care, outpatient treatment allows patients to come to seek care and then to return home…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Researchers have a growing understanding of the role that trauma plays for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Deep-seated reactions to incidents involving violence, war, disaster, the death of someone close to you, or other difficult moments can drive individuals to drink or use drugs. In such cases, you will want to make sure treatment involves…

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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…