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Will My Treatment Center Have a Detox Program?

Woman struggling with depression Contrary to popular belief, the journey to recovery does not begin at a drug treatment center: it starts at the medical detox facility. Recent times have seen most inpatient treatment centers to hold a detoxification period almost a prerequisite for potential clients who wish to enter treatment. This means that the patient must be entirely [...]
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Panic Attacks and Addiction to Valium

Man looking at the water Around six million adult Americans experience panic disorder annually. Panic disorders are usually found to develop in early adulthood, exposing women to twice a greater likelihood as men of having panic disorder. [1] What makes matters even worse is the excessive use of depressants to cure panic attacks. One such popular benzodiazepine is Valium, a [...]
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Cocaine Addiction in Women: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Woman in fur hat struggling with cocaine addiction Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center There is no question that gender plays a role in the development and experience of mental health issues, and cocaine use is no exception. Research indicates that women are more likely to use cocaine at an earlier age, take it in higher quantities, [...]
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Attracting Emotionally Unavailable & Abusive Partners

Couple walking on the beach Every person who ever lived struggled with repeating behaviors they regretted, weren’t effective or they didn’t like! It is actually unavoidable to a degree; because of the way our brains work. If you have re-entered relationships, begun others that turned out the same, or simply dropped your coffee on the same spot over and over [...]
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The Danger of Using Alcohol to Cope with Depression

Woman drinking alcohol Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls A recent study released by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that alcohol abuse and depression were among the top causes of avoidable emergency room visits on a national level, highlighting the seriousness of these mental health issues. Preventable issues could be defined as [...]
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