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What is Tramadol and Why It’s on the Controlled Substance List

You may know tramadol under its brand name, Ultram. Manufacturers also offer an extended release version, Ultram ER. When mixed with acetaminophen, which sells under the trade name Tylenol, the drug’s name changes to Ultracet. But what is tramadol, exactly?Opioid Painkiller or Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor? Both!Initially, the manufacturer believed that the substance had a lower…

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Teen Drug Abuse Statistics are Scary

Are You a Teen or Young Adult Who Abuses Drugs or Alcohol?Underage drinking has long been considered a “normal” and expected activity. When it comes to teen drug abuse statistics, a great majority of people mistakenly believe alcohol to be less dangerous than other illicit drugs. What these people do not realize, however, is that…

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What is Music Therapy and How Can it Help with Addiction Recovery?

Music therapy is a complementary addiction treatment used alongside other therapies such as individual and group rehab. The easiest way to understand what is music therapy is by reviewing the details of how it’s used to benefit people in recovery.What Is Music Therapy?Uses evidence-based music interventionsIs held in a clinical settingStrives to reach personalized goals made…

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What Is Acupuncture and How Does it Fit A Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy is a method of curing ailments that embraces the whole person, not only just specific facets. This is crucial for recovery because addiction typically impacts every part of a person—body, mind, spirit and feelings. So, what is acupuncture?Also called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the holistic approach uses various therapies treating the total…

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Millennials and Alcoholism [Infographic]

Millennials can be defined as those born between 1982 and 2002. These young adults are coming into maturity now, and many are beginning to establish themselves in new careers or are starting families. The issue of millennials and alcohol is a concern, just as it has been for generations in the past. Examining the state…

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How Does Acupuncture Work for Addiction Treatment?

AcupkWhen combating an addiction, patients are unlikely to ask a rehab center, “How does acupuncture work?” The answer to this question actually provides insight into the way modern treatment facilities can help end an addiction. For many decades, treatment centers were merely places where addicted individuals would dry out temporarily. Now, modern medicine offers effective…

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Benefits Of Acupuncture During Addiction Treatment

Acupuncture has been used to treat clinical conditions all around the world for years. There are mental and physical health benefits of acupuncture that can play an enormous role in addiction treatment. When used in combination with behavioral therapies and even medicinal therapies, the benefits of acupuncture can alter the path of the recovery process…

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Acupuncture Therapy to Treat Addiction

There’s no one definitive way to treat addiction, and recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. In addition to evidence-based treatment methods, therapies like acupuncture have the potential to greatly assist patients. People need to realize the role that acupuncture therapy can have in the treatment of drug or alcohol addictions.Understanding Acupuncture TherapyThroughout Asia, acupuncture has been…

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Recovery Month 2016: Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Recovery!

Healing Begins HereBy Kim Fielding-Payne Staff Writer, Beaches Recovery Services, LLCEvery September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. This year’s theme Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Recovery shines a light on those…