understanding the different types of addiction

Types of Addiction – What Is Happening to You?

Understanding the types of addiction commonly found in the U.S. population can help you see you’re not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates it, or NIDA estimates that tens of millions of Americans use illicit drugs every year. But it isn’t just illicit drugs that contribute to addiction. Millions also develop dependency due…

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How to Stop Drug Abuse

Learning how to stop drug abuse isn’t easy. It is one of the most difficult things you can do if you have an addiction. Drugs change the way the brain works. As a result, it can be difficult for you to stop using on your own. Yet, there is help available to you. Our team…

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Mindfulness Meditation: Should It Be a Part of Your Treatment?

Addiction treatment cannot focus just on not using drugs or alcohol. It must also address the necessary healing that needs to occur within the mind, body, and spirit. At Santé Center for Healing, one component of that healing process often includes mindfulness meditation. It is a holistic way to help center yourself and reach a…

consequences of drug abuse

Consequences of Drug Abuse: Shedding Your Past and Claiming a Brighter Future

The consequences of drug abuse are far-reaching and devastating to everyone involved, especially those who work in professional fields. Substance use disorder causes the deterioration of relationships, financial crises, physical illness, and anxiety. It affects people of most ages and from all social standings. It destroys families, reputations, and careers without discrimination, and it can make…

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How Much Is The Opioid Epidemic Costing?

When someone asks, “How much does the opioid epidemic cost” they are often talking about what this epidemic is doing to our country, communities, and economy. It’s important to understand just how devastating opioid addiction can be. Even if it starts because of prescription misuse, it can lead to long-term losses that are hard to…

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How Drugs Affect Your Brain Chemistry

Your brain is the computer of life. It governs bodily functions that we rarely contemplate like blinking your eyes, breathing, and movement. These and more are the result of a complex set of mechanisms facilitated by brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. You probably already know drugs impact the brain, but have you ever wondered how…

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What are the Xanax Addiction Signs?

There are many medications available to you to manage anxiety-related issues. For instance, your doctor might prescribe Xanax to treat a panic disorder or other anxiety-related condition. It relaxes you and also has some antidepressant properties. But, as a benzodiazepine, this medication can have a dark side as well. As with any medication, it’s vital…

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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…