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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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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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Importance of Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

Substance abuse disorders and mental illnesses are difficult enough to deal with on their own.  But sometimes they occur simultaneously. This condition is known as a “dual diagnosis disorder.” Coping with both conditions at the same time poses twice the level of difficulty and highlights the importance of dual diagnosis treatment.The protocols for treating a …

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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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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

Fighting through substance abuse is a little like riding a roller coaster. Addiction is properly classified as a disease, and sometimes doesn’t respond to treatment immediately, requiring several attempts before making progress. Given this reality, you might be wondering, “will I need extended rehab care?”With a relapse rate of 40 to 60 percent in the …

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