Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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February 24, 2016
by Staff Writer
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What You Should Know About a Toxicology Screen

Toxicology screen A toxicology screen refers to various tests that determine the type and approximate amount of legal and illegal drugs a person has taken. How the Test is Performed Toxicology screening is most often done using a blood or … Continue reading

February 23, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Childhood Abuse Linked To Addiction Problems

Childhood abuse is one of the worst things that can happen to someone, as often the mental health effects of childhood abuse may or worsen through the person’s life, even in the later stages of adulthood. Due to trauma, unwanted … Continue reading

February 9, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Habits Can Be The Hardest Things to Break

Why are some unwanted behaviors difficult to stop, despite an individual’s strong desire to stop a destructive habit? Neuroscientists are trying to understand this mystery. Behaviors such as those associated to anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and alcoholism and drug addiction are … Continue reading

February 3, 2016
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Coping with Traumatic Events Without Drugs

When a person goes through a traumatic event, they often deal with the mental repercussions of experiencing that event, such as having unwanted memories, nightmares, a constant feeling of anxiety, severe depression, and more. Especially in the world we live … Continue reading

January 12, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Why People Misuse Meds & Alarming Trends in Drug Use

Information is courtesy of the NCADD – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC. People of all ages abuse prescription drugs for a number of reasons, including: To feel good or get high To relax or relieve tension … Continue reading

January 4, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Book of the Month: “I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction”

For some people, overcoming, anxiety, depression and addiction is one of the hardest obstacles they’ll ever face. Whether it’s a past event that led to trauma, life events that cause unhealthy stress, or a neurological disorder, it’s important to address mental … Continue reading

December 29, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Deadly Record of Heroin/Fentanyl Overdoses in Manatee County

The year 2015 sadly left behind many victims in Manatee County, Florida, where over 150 people died from heroin overdose in 2015, which is an estimated doubled increase since 2014. Both heroin and fentanyl are being widely abused in different … Continue reading

December 28, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Loving Someone Who Is Addicted To Drugs

Loving someone who is addicted to drugs is a tough experience.  Imagine: you are constantly thinking about the person’s well being, and other abnormal behavioral changes (such as emotional detachment), as well as the physical condition of the addict. Nothing … Continue reading

December 22, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Giving Back in Recovery During the Holiday Season

When you really think about it, qualities of recovery and the “holiday season” have much in common: a time to reflect on the year, appreciate family and friends, and feel grateful for even the small things we cherish in our lives. Recovering individuals … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
by Staff Writer
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What Is Terminal Uniqueness?

In substance abuse treatment, such as in group counseling or in 12 Step Meetings, terminal uniqueness is a term used to describe a feeling an individual has of being extremely different, unique, or very special when it comes to your … Continue reading