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The Combination of Alcohol with Other Depressants

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Have you been prescribed a depressant for anxiety management or insomnia? If so, you may not be aware of the dangers of drinking alcohol while taking these types of drugs. Although the medications come with warnings to avoid alcohol, not…
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Functional Alcoholic: Meaning, Signs & Symptoms

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It can come as a shock to learn that someone you know as a responsible, hard-working person is in reality an alcoholic. It surprises us because we assume that alcoholics are sloppy, disheveled, and often unemployed. A functional alcoholic, though,…
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Addiction Doctors Near Me in Malibu

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Finding the Best Addiction Medicine Physicians You’ve made the life-altering decision to seek out treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Now that you are ready for treatment, you will probably start your search for rehab on Google. You…
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Self Sabotage in Recovery

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Why would someone who has worked so hard to get sober and turn their life around throw it all away? It truly defies reason. But self-sabotage in recovery is a very common occurrence. Let’s explore the ways we self-sabotage, and how to prevent…
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Does Insurance Cover Rehab for Addiction?

If you are wondering, “Does insurance cover rehab for addiction treatment?” the good news is that most health plans do. The degree to which they cover these services does vary between plans and providers, though, so do check the details.…
enabling addiction

Are You Enabling Addiction

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Even though you have a sincere desire to help a loved one, you might be enabling addiction behaviors without knowing it. Read on to learn more about enabling and codependence, and how to avoid them. What is Enabling? While it is perfectly…
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Can You Get Fired for Going to Rehab?

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Can You Get Fired for Going to Rehab? How to Use FMLA for Treatment You have arrived at a crossroads, one that offers a choice to either continue using drugs or alcohol or to get treatment. You might worry about the after effects of telling…
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Addiction and Trauma Treatment

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Addiction and trauma treatment often go hand in hand. Learn about the role that trauma may play in a substance use disorder. When thinking about the causes of addiction it is clear that there are many diverse risk factors that can play a role.…
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What Are the Effects of Opiate Abuse

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Learn about the harsh effects of opiate abuse. When someone abuses opiates, such as heroin or prescription pills, the results can be devastating. Opiate dependence or addiction can turn your life upside down. Learn about the effects of opiate…
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What are Signs of an Overdose

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Drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high in 2020. Learn what are signs of an overdose are and what to do if someone overdoses. An overdose happens when someone ingests more drugs or alcohol than their body can safely process. The toxic…