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Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be some of the most difficult to get through if you’ve been using an opioid-based drug for a long time. Common symptoms include anxiety, muscle pain, sweating, aching, insomnia, or fatigue. Coping with opioid withdrawal is possible with professional help at an opioid detox center in Texas.However, if you are going …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Addiction can not only impact your cognition, judgment, and relationships, but it can also aggravate and cause mental health disorders. Worse still, you can develop a co-occurring condition that requires dual diagnosis treatment. But what is a dual diagnosis and how common is it?More than 30 million Americans ages 12 and older use illicit drugs …

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

When someone is struggling with an addiction, it is not uncommon to hear the term, polysubstance abuse. That could also lead you to wonder, “what is polysubstance abuse?” When an individual is using and abusing more than one substance, polysubstance abuse is the definition of that disorder. Those who are suffering from addiction to more …

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The Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

When you need treatment for an anxiety-related condition, that is when you might receive a prescription for benzodiazepines (benzos). Like many other medications, there is documentation that you receive regarding the dangers of mixing benzos with alcohol. Due to the interactions between benzos and alcohol, those who mix the two could face severe health risks. …

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Understanding the Dangers of Mixing Substances

Many understand that mixing drugs and alcohol is not a good idea. However, some are not aware of the dangers of mixing substances. There are several reasons why people mix substances, but doing so could lead to using higher dosages or a more frequent dose than what the prescription recommends. Some people might use prescription …

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The Correlation Between Drinking and Social Media

It is no mystery that we are living in the digital age, including having access to several social media platforms. While these are excellent opportunities to connect with friends and loved ones, there is also a correlation between drinking and social media that you might not understand. While there are many opportunities to find support …

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Top 3 Benefits of an Alumni Program

Beyond that of connecting with your support network, the benefits of an alumni program are much more than that. Maintaining these connections creates not only a safety net that protects your sobriety. After recovery, you are learning how to live without being dependent on a substance. You are also learning how to cope with the …

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Coping with Loneliness During Quarantine

Families have come together during the COVID-19 to support each other. Given the number of people who live alone, some of us face a great challenge of coping with loneliness during quarantine. Losing your job or being asked to work from home separates you from some of the social interactions that define your day. The …

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Coping with Isolation During Coronavirus

Public officials have, for a good reason advised us to keep ourselves physically distant from each other to cope with the spread of COVID-19. But what about coping with isolation during coronavirus?That’s a challenge unto itself that comes with a lot of other concurrent stresses. The economy is in deep recession; we are concerned about …

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