man suffers with meth addiction

The Faces of Meth Addiction

Meth addiction can cause countless physical problems. While many are internal, others are visible for all to see. Seeing the faces of individuals ravaged by meth use can be daunting and disturbing. By understanding what causes the faces of meth, you can truly see the devastating effects of this drug. Beaches Recovery has vast experience…

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How Dual Diagnosis Helps Addiction Therapy

Mental health issues are one of the main causes of addiction. Similarly, many people who struggle with substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol) relapse because of mental issues. It’s also quite common for individuals to turn to drugs or alcohol when they suffer from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression…

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The Effects of MDMA

Ecstasy is the street name for the drug MDMA and is highly addictive. While this drug may be popular, the effects of MDMA can cause long-term health problems. Initially, users feel a sense of warmth and mental stimulation. As they come down from the drug, they may feel anxiety, depression, and other symptoms. At Beaches…

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CBT Techniques that Help with Addiction

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a key component of many addiction treatment plans. CBT techniques are used to help identify self-defeating thoughts and change them. Many individuals with substance abuse disorders suffer from negative thoughts and destructive emotions. CBT is used to change harmful thought patterns so that the client can maintain their sobriety. At Beaches…

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Is Heroin a Narcotic?

Some people ask themselves, “Is heroin a narcotic?” They have good reason to ask when they think a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction. For some, this question may arise when their friends offer them the drug, and they don’t know what it is. Heroin is a very potent drug that can cause an…

woman learns about how to stop drinking alcohol

Can Someone Tell Me How to Stop Drinking Alcohol?

Do you find it a challenge to limit how much or how often you drink alcohol? Does your drinking cause you to feel guilty, ashamed, anxious, or depressed? If you are like millions of others, you would like to quit but don’t know how to stop drinking alcohol. This means you are struggling with an…

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How Equine Therapy is Used in Addiction Treatment

When confronting a substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s vital to find not only the right treatment program but the right combination of therapies. This means individuals need to look at facilities that provide various therapeutic options and work with clients to create a customized treatment plan to meet specific needs.…

man deals with the disease of alcoholism

Alcoholism Is a Disease

Alcoholism is a disease that most people don’t quite understand. When one thinks of alcoholism, they picture someone realizing they have a problem and seeking help with detox or alcohol addiction rehab once. Yet, like any disease, it is a condition that is more complicated than that. Alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder (the term…

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Confronting Substance Abuse with Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a complex disease. It not only involves physical effects like withdrawal symptoms but also effects that damage one’s mental health. Further, addiction is a chronic disease requiring individuals to manage it and be vigilant once sober. While many think a substance use disorder or addiction is about willpower, it is not. Rather, when…