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…
can you get fired for going to rehab

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…
addiction and trauma treatment

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.…
effects of opiate abuse

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…
what are signs of an overdose

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…
Suboxone Withdrawal

What Helps Suboxone Withdrawal

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Learn about what helps Suboxone withdrawal, and what to expect in treatment. When someone enters rehab to receive help for an opioid addiction they may be prescribed a drug called Suboxone. It is an MAT drug that can help reduce cravings and…
How to help a family member with addiction

How to Help a Family Member with Addiction

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Getting a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) the help they need. There is nothing so sad as seeing someone you care for battle a substance problem. Families know firsthand that the fallout of the SUD affects all members. Addiction…
Alcohol Tremors

Alcohol Tremors and Other Withdrawal Symptoms

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Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Shakes Shaking hands are just one symptom of alcohol withdrawal. It is a wake-up call, that day when you first notice the hand tremors. Up until that day, it might have been easy to deny that you had a drinking…
How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System? Learn about How the Body Flushes Heroin From the System Urine tests are just one type of testing that can be used to detect a drug, such as heroin, in the system. Testing is used to detect substance…
what happens to the body during detox

What Happens to the Brain and Body During Detox?

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Learn about Detox and Withdrawal Syndrome  The first step in the recovery process involves the detox process. Detox purges the substance and toxins from the body. This allows the person to be stable enough to begin treatment. Sometimes…