what to expect in drug and alcohol rehab

Rehab: What To Expect

You’ve decided that it’s time to get your life back, and you’re ready to enter treatment for alcohol or substance abuse. Like most people, you probably find yourself wondering, “What is rehab like?” It’s normal to be a little apprehensive when you’re trying something new. Even if you’ve been in drug and alcohol rehab before,…

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Teletherapy and COVID

When COVID-19 began, the world had no choice but to adapt. Both mental health care providers and people seeking mental health had to make the switch to teletherapy regardless of whether they had prior telehealth platform experience or not. Now that COVID restrictions are lessening and the country is opening back up, will in-person counseling…

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signs of addiction

Signs of Addiction

Addiction is a challenging disease to identify in others. While many may think it’s easy to see when someone is struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol), the reality is often very different. Individuals can become inadvertently addicted, as in the case of many prescription drug addictions. Often the individual…

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symptoms of heroin overdose

Symptoms Of Heroin Overdose

If your loved one is using drugs, you know that they’re putting their life in danger. It can be hard to step back and watch as someone you care about moves through a downward spiral. One of the most important things that you can do for their health is to be on the lookout for…

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5 Signs of Meth Addiction

Meth is an intense drug that can severely impact the user’s life. Because of the complex chemical makeup of the drug, it doesn’t take many uses of meth to cross over into full-blown addiction. Recognizing the signs of addiction is vital in finding the right support for friends or loved ones who may be struggling…

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physical dependence and addiction

The Difference between Physical Dependence and Addiction

Physical dependence, or addiction, happens when an individual needs one or more drugs to function in everyday life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to differentiate between abuse and dependence. Experts considered abuse to be the early phase of drug use that led to physical dependence. Many people view dependency as a more severe problem…

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ritalin vs adderall

Ritalin vs Adderall: What You Should Know

Adderall and Ritalin are both stimulants commonly used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental health conditions that hamper focus. While both medications have proven to be very effective in helping individuals with ADHD and anxiety disorders, they have been misused and abuse by those who don’t require the medication. Repeated use…

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do i have ocd

Do I Have OCD? True Signs of a Real Problem

Pick a psychological condition that gets treated like an everyday problem, and you are bound to come up with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). People claim they have OCD if they like their clothing folded a certain way, don’t like their foods to touch on a plate, and many other everyday reasons. But the exact psychological condition…

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add vs adhd

ADD vs. ADHD

Over the last few decades, certain mental health issues have become more prominent in the public’s consciousness. More people are aware of these conditions or are themselves diagnosed with them. Medical professionals now know that depressive and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concerns facing people. These disorders affect millions every year, but…

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