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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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Should I Take Tylenol with Codeine?

Tylenol is a household name. Drug stores and groceries sell it over the counter as a temporary pain relief medication. In this form, people might consider Tylenol to be harmless. But as a prescribed medication, Tylenol gets an additional boost from another substance. Doctors prescribe Tylenol with codeine for the treatment of higher levels of…

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Recognize the Street Names for Drugs

Whatever they are called, illicit drugs are hazardous. Often, it is hard to know that a loved one is using drugs. That’s because the street names for drugs can be unusual and intentionally confusing. By recognizing the street names for various substances, you can better understand and treat drug use or addiction.Addiction Treatment ProgramsBeaches Recovery…

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Crazy Crack Addiction Behavior

Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine. Adding in extra ingredients and letting the substance crystallize, crack makers can create an illegal substance that causes sudden and severe addiction causing individuals to behave in ways they would not normally. When addiction sets in, the typical crack addiction behavior becomes erratic, impulsive, and dangerous. The…

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What are Fake Xanax Bars?

Xanax is a prescription sedative that contains alprazolam. It’s a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. However, like many medications, they can be abused or misused. For those who don’t require a prescription for Xanax, abusing the drug creates a calming high. Like any drug, repeated use leads to a substance use disorder or…

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The Perils of Dating a Drug Addict

There is never a perfect relationship. Likewise, every relationship is different. What works for one couple may not work for the other. Some people can handle the struggles of mental health with their partners easier than others. Others may need help, especially when dating a drug addict. Drug addiction in a spouse or partner can…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Intolerance

If you have ever had a few drinks of alcohol and then suddenly felt very uncomfortable, there is a chance you may have developed alcohol intolerance. This condition is somewhat rare and involves an immediate and uncomfortable reaction to drinking alcohol. It’s similar to how someone reacts when they have an allergy to a substance.…

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Is My Daughter a Drug Addict?

There are few things more painful than watching one of your children fall into addiction. Whether young or old, as your children start abusing drugs, their lives spin into chaos that makes you feel helpless. Is this chaos taking over your son or daughter’s life? Do you know if one of your children is a…

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Health and Wellness Education During Addiction Treatment

A substance use disorder or addiction impacts all areas of an individual’s life. An addiction can lead to financial problems, relationship issues, and problems at work. Worse still, having an addiction can hurt the individual’s overall health and wellness. Over time, substance abuse disorders can hurt the individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. With the…

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Addiction Triggers That We Avoid

Temptations seem to be everywhere when you’re trying to stop using drugs or alcohol. It’s one of the greatest challenges facing people who have just complete addiction treatment and are in the early stages of recovery. Getting away from any of those temptations can be difficult. Fortunately, with the right support like that offered at…