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Is Detox from Alcohol Painful?

When someone has been abusing alcohol for a long time, they routinely develop a dependence or addiction to it. This means that alcohol has altered the individual’s brain chemistry, making it necessary for them to drink to function normally. Addiction isn’t necessarily about wanting a ‘high.’ Rather, it’s often about avoiding painful withdrawal symptoms. The…

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Argyle, Texas, May 7, 2020—Headlines scream continuously about COVID-19 – the number of cases, unemployment rates, vaccine progress, etc. Included in those headlines are stories focusing on the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Among those in that population are people with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These individuals and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors…

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NAGATIVE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MENTAL HEALTH

Argyle, Texas, May 18, 2020—Headlines continue to focus on COVID-19 and one topic being spotlighted more frequently is the negative impact the virus is having on mental health. The global pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that nearly half…

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75,000 Americans at Risk of Dying–Group Warns

Argyle, Texas, June 1, 2020—As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. This staggering number could become a reality due to the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns…

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Why Do I Need Drug Addiction Treatment?

You’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. You might think that you have things under control, but your friends or family disagree. Maybe you’ve tried quitting before and relapsed shortly after leaving rehab. Here’s what you need to know about getting effective drug addiction treatment. Substance abuse whether it’s drugs or alcohol doesn’t just…

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What is the Withdrawal Definition?

When you stop using drugs or alcohol, you frequently encounter physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. They range from moderate to life-threatening, depending on the drug you’re using, the duration of your use, and the dosage of the drug. In fact, the presence of these symptoms may alert you to the development of an addiction. But…

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