Tag Archives: Addiction

Benefits of Half Way Homes for Addiction Treatment

Man at halfway house Halfway houses are transitional homes that are housing for individuals recovering from drugs or alcohol. Some states call halfway homes ‘sober living homes.’ Individuals who enter halfway houses typically do so because they are discharging from residential treatment or a hospital, are homeless and struggling with addiction, or enter after prison. Other individuals enter halfway [...]
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Overview of Apps That Support Addiction Recovery

Woman using an app with sunset Apps are a part of our everyday life. If we want to know the weather, we use an app. Need to know how to get someplace, use Google Maps. Almost anything now uses an social media to navigate and direct our lives. Its no surprise then that addiction treatment centers and recovery resources also have [...]
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Recovering from Homelessness After Drug Addiction

Homeless woman According to SAMHSA, substance abuse is more common among the homeless than the population in general [2]. Substance abuse can be a major contributor to homelessness due to difficulty or losing employment, struggling with paying bills, or having conflict with family. According to a study from Bellevue Hospital in New York, which looked at 20 [...]
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Biological Factors that Influence Addiction

Man in a field There are various factors that contribute to addiction. Some are genetic, others environmental, or learned, and some biological. For this article, we will be focusing on the biological factors that influence addiction. Addiction is a serious disease that can impair, delay, or stunt brain development. Imaging studies of the brain in drug-addicted participants, have shown [...]
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Health Care Costs Related to Drug Abuse

Man in the woods In 2005, 19.7 million Americans age 12 and over, reported they had abused drugs in the past month [4, 5]. Many who abuse drugs, typically choose prescription pain medications, and are opiate based (think OxyContin and Vicodin). This tends to be most easily obtained by both youth and adults. When looking at the total cost [...]
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