Alcohol Addiction

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Benefiting from Individualized Care

Millions of people enter drug and alcohol rehab each year. But treatment today is far more complicated than the “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” approach of yesterday. Substance abuse is a tricky disease that manifests itself differently in each individual. And we’re learning more every day about how patients are benefiting …

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Learn How Addiction Affects Families Today

Substance abuse is a severe disorder a person cannot battle alone. Toxic substances have devastating effects on users, but many people overlook how addiction affects families. Drug addicts are real people with family members, including parents, spouses, and children.  However, addiction affects society at large. According to recent data, more than 38% of adults in the …

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Types of Addiction

Substance abuse is among the most common types of addiction. Substance use disorder can affect anyone from any background regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or socio-economic background. As such, it is important to identify and address addiction when it occurs. Below we look at some of the most common types of addiction that affect people …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Regardless of the risks of alcohol, millions of Americans drink over a period of several years or decades. Many drinkers eventually become alcoholics. However, the problems associated with alcohol are not always addressed. As a result, the long term effects of alcohol can destroy lives.A soon as alcohol enters the body it has an effect …

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Addiction occurs when you no longer have the ability to stop consuming a substance or participating in behaviors that lead to substance abuse. The medical field now widely accepts addiction as a disease and a disorder. Furthermore, therapists and counselors identify risk factors for addiction.While many of the risk factors for addiction center around genetics …

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Benefits of a Family Program

Addiction doesn’t just impact the person struggling with a substance abuse disorder. Addiction is also a family disease because it negatively impacts those you love most. The negative impact on your loved ones is especially profound if you’re married or have children. Since addiction requires treatment, family therapy plays an important role in your recovery, …

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