Author Archives: Sabrina Acatrinei

  • Life after Rehab: What’s Next?
    Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Life after Rehab: What’s Next?

    Completing a rehab program is a major accomplishment in itself—of the 23.5 million Americans who could benefit from addiction treatment, only 11 percent get the help they need.1 However,...
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  • The Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    The Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

    Prescription opioid drugs, which include commonly prescribed medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin, can provide effective, safe pain relief when used as prescribed. However, the risk of prescription opioid...
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  • Preparing For The Withdrawal Process
    Thursday, October 6th, 2016

    Preparing For The Withdrawal Process

    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that in 2013, 17.3 million people in the United States were chemically dependent on alcohol and 6.9 million more were...
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  • Understanding Methamphetamine Abuse
    Monday, October 3rd, 2016

    Understanding Methamphetamine Abuse

    Methamphetamine abuse is a fast-growing drug problem in the United States. Research shows that over 13 million American adults and adolescents have experimented with methamphetamines, and a large number...
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  • Substance Abuse vs. Substance Dependence
    Monday, September 26th, 2016

    Substance Abuse vs. Substance Dependence

    Although substance abuse and substance dependence are frequently used interchangeably, the two terms, while interrelated, are distinct. While both refer to someone’s destructive association with drugs or alcohol, one...
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  • What Is Chemical Dependency?
    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    What Is Chemical Dependency?

    Chemical dependency is often used interchangeably with other terms such as addiction, substance abuse or drug habit. Chemical dependency refers to a person’s inability to stop using substances upon...
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  • How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction
    Monday, September 19th, 2016

    How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

    Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease that affects brain function and behavior. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, once an addiction has developed, it almost always...
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  • Factors That Can Increase Addiction Risk
    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Factors That Can Increase Addiction Risk

    Addiction Risk As addiction experts will tell you, anyone can become addicted. However, some people may have a higher addiction risk and are more influenced by a combination of...
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