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Are All Residential Drug Treatment Programs Basically the Same Program?

You’ve realized that you’re ready for a residential drug treatment program. You know it’s the most effective way to enjoy freedom from addiction. However, many programs are out there, and too many of them seem like they’re the same. So how do you sort through the similarities to find the right treatment for you? Beaches…

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Ativan vs. Xanax

Ativan vs. Xanax, what are they? They are prescription drugs that are used to treat psychiatric problems such as anxiety. They both fall under the drug category of benzodiazepines. Both drugs are highly addictive and were initially meant to be prescribed for short amounts of time. Why? Because people have often prescribed them for more…

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Does Moderation Management Work?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), problem drinkers outnumber alcoholics by four times. However, few recovery programs address the beginning stages of problem drinking. Moderation Management (MM) is a national support group and program that fills the gap. With that said, does Moderation management work? Beaches Recovery’s counselors and therapists…

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Heroin Detox Symptoms

Heroin detox symptoms can be severe, and their intensity makes it difficult for those struggling with heroin addiction to recover successfully. Heroin addiction creates physical and psychological dependence, meaning that when you stop using heroin after becoming addicted, you can feel physically sick while also dealing with complicated and overwhelming emotional changes. This is because…

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How Do Detox Centers Work?

Many individuals who begin taking their first steps on the road to recovery often begin with detox. But how do detox centers work? The process often follows a familiar pattern for most individuals in recovery. Beaches Recovery works in conjunction with Tides Edge Detox to provide medically supervised detox for anyone struggling with substance use…

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How to Deal with Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person depending on several factors, such as what drug is abused. But no matter what drug is abused, individuals experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to quit or fail to use as frequently as their addicted system needs or in a large enough amount. When these symptoms appear,…

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How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

For decades, alcohol has remained one of the most widely abused substances throughout the United States. The pervasiveness of alcohol makes it incredibly difficult to get away from once an addiction has set in. Alcohol is a feature of nearly all social gatherings. Because it is legal (even if regulated), access to alcohol is easy.…

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Don’t Fear Detoxing from Alcohol

There’s plenty of information about rehab for a wide variety of substance abuse problems. But when it comes to detoxing from alcohol, a lot of what’s out there is misinformation. As a result, people who need help are afraid to reach out for it. But don’t let this be you. At Beaches Recovery, our team…

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Drug Detox is the First Step to Recovery

Drug or alcohol abuse can easily lead to dependency or addiction as the substances cause drastic changes in an individual’s brain chemistry. This is how the disease of addiction takes hold. Once someone realizes that they have an addiction and need help, one of their first questions is ‘what is detox?’ This type of treatment…