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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders and How Are These Connected With Addiction?

Man in recovery on the beach Written by Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Sponsored By Seasons in Malibu Addiction Treatment Center Addiction and substance abuse is a worldwide problem, negatively affecting countless individuals with the damaging repercussions that result from substance abuse. The rampant addiction problem that includes abuse of substances like alcohol, illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, and more is not felt [...]
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Process of Detoxing from Oxycodone

woman managing stress Oxycodone is a narcotic pain killer and is most commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is highly habit forming and can lead to addiction mainly due to the fact that it is an opioid [1]. Oxycodone can be taken individually but is also the main ingredient in combination drug prescription pain relievers. Prescription [...]
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How Do I Know if Sexual Addiction is Causing Me Problems?

Sad woman struggling with sexual addiction Addiction by definition is a problematic experience. Psychology Today, puts it like this: addiction, “is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life…”  Immediately we know that your life has been [...]
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How to Support a College Student Addicted to Drugs

Woman In College Looking Out Her Window As She Thinks About Her Addiction To Adderrall - Addiction Hope Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Once you have awareness and acceptance that your child or loved one is struggling with an addiction, you may feel helpless as to understanding how to support them. Support can be approached in different ways according to their own awareness and acceptance of their [...]
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Drinking In Adolescents May Lead to Serious Long Term Health Risks

Adolescents drinking An analysis of Vietnam-era veterans, found that those with alcohol dependence in young adulthood had on average, three medical conditions by the time they reached 60. Further research also found that young adults who drank for 5 or more years showed both physical and mental health decline once they reached their 60’s [1]. In a [...]
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