individual undergoing Substance Abuse Evaluation

Substance Abuse Evaluation

If you have a court-ordered substance abuse evaluation, you probably want to know what to expect. In short, a substance abuse evaluation determines the extent of your drug and alcohol problem. A substance abuse professional conducts the interview and recommends a treatment and education plan. At Santé Center for Healing, we conduct evaluations and also offer addiction detox services and addiction…

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Dangers of Substance Abuse

The dangers of substance abuse can span a range of different areas of life. These can include those effects that substances have on the individual who is taking them, as well as their loved ones and society at large. Indeed, when drugs and alcohol are abused, the negative effects ripple far and wide. In most cases,…

overcoming different types of addiction

Overcoming Different Types of Addiction

When it comes to substance use disorder, there are many different types of addiction. One of the most significant issues people with an addiction face is separating themselves from other people who have an addiction. The mind tells you that your problem isn’t as bad as someone else’s, but this is a way that the…

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Understanding the Psychotherapy Definition

For individuals struggling with a substance use disorder or addiction to drugs or alcohol, to heal from the disease requires a two-pronged approach. Addiction is a complex disease with both physical and mental aspects. Without treating the mental aspects, individuals are put at a greater risk of relapse. Psychotherapy has proven to be an effective…

Learn How to Stop Drinking Now

Learn How to Stop Drinking Now

Alcohol and the socialization associated with drinking are a huge part of our lives. People drink to celebrate, relax, or release their inhibitions. In moderation, drinking alcohol is a normal way to unwind. It’s when regular consumption turns into abuse and addiction that issues can arise. If you’re concerned that your drinking is becoming problematic,…

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How Did the Opioid Epidemic Begin?

The United States is currently in the middle of an opioid epidemic. It is all over the news and a growing problem in every state. While this epidemic has already taken hold of the country, many people do not even know where it started. According to many experts, it is the result of one pharmacy…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

“Is alcohol a drug?” This is a question that many people ask. While some people consider alcohol a drug, others don’t because it’s so acceptable in society. Most people see alcohol consumption as normal. It’s in advertisements, sponsorships, and in many things in pop culture. Despite the normality of alcohol, the truth, despite its widespread…

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How to Truly Define Addiction

Most people define addiction as a series of unwise choices that lead to the loss of jobs, families, and homes. But is this really an accurate depiction of what it means to live with a substance abuse problem? In fact, within the setting of detoxification and rehabilitation, professionals have a very different understanding. For example,…