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How Drugs Affect the Brain

Drugs can have profoundly serious effects on the brain. These effects may be short or long-term in nature and may or may not be reversible. As chemicals themselves, drugs affect the brain’s chemistry, causing disruptions in how it functions and can lead to changes in how we feel, think, and behave. Your brain is a […]

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Tips for Staying Sober after Rehab

Rehab programs provide a strong foundation to build your sober life. The reality is the recovery process continues long after those in recovery depart from rehab. What clients invariably learn during treatment is that substance addiction is chronic; the only way to prevent this condition from progressing is with abstinence. While abstinence isn’t a cure, […]

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The Best Ways to Detox from Alcohol

Alcoholism is a serious addiction that can become life-threatening if not treated properly. If you are suffering from the ravages of this disease, there is good news. You can safely wean off of alcohol with a medically supervised alcohol detox program. Continuing treatment teaches clients how to stay alcohol-free. Many people struggling with alcohol addiction […]

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The Rise of Heroin Use in the U.S

Since 1999, more than 70,000 people lost their lives to heroin. Add several hundred thousand lives to that toll (700,000) to get a clearer picture of the opioid epidemic that the country is currently facing. Abuse of heroin and other opioids are closely entwined. Nearly half the people addicted to heroin are also addicted to […]

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The Cardiovascular Effects of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is associated with physical and mental health deterioration. These health effects may differ depending on a number of factors such as specific substance and duration of use. Most drugs of abuse affect cardiovascular health in some way. While some effects may be mild and temporary, others can lead to chronic health complications and […]

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