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Alcohol Detox Jacksonville FL

When you become addicted to alcohol, you can experience potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol residential treatment can help you safely withdrawal from alcohol without experiencing complications. More than 15 million American adults meet the criteria for an alcohol misuse disorder, making alcohol one of the most abused psychoactive substances in the United States. Alcohol is…

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What is Valium?

Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in the United States. While prescription medications like benzodiazepines and opiates provide important therapeutic benefits, many also carry the risk of abuse and addiction. Benzodiazepine-like Valium is used to treat anxiety related disorders and to minimize symptoms, like panic and anxiety attacks. But, what is Valium? Valium was…

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Binge Drinking in College

Binge drinking in college, or binge drinking in general, is when you drink 5 or more servings of alcohol in under 2 hours. Since alcohol has ethanol, which is the active ingredient that leads to intoxication, consuming too much alcohol too quickly can cause alcohol poisoning. Too much ethanol can also cause liver damage and alcohol…

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Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Addiction is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, impacting more than 10% of Americans annually. Prescription drug abuse is a large contributor to addiction, especially the opiate epidemic. Sometimes, prescription drugs serve as a gateway drug. For example, prescription drug abuse can cause you to experiment with illicit opiates, like heroin.…

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Mindfulness Training

Both mental health and substance abuse issues are treated with evidence-based and holistic treatments. One holistic treatment that is especially beneficial during recovery is mindfulness training. Because negative emotions like stress and major life changes like the death of a loved one can increase your chances of relapsing, mindfulness training at a holistic drug rehab center helps…

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Long Term Effects of Heroin

In 2017, President Trump issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency because of the opiate epidemic. Opiate abuse, which includes both prescription medications and heroin, played a major role in overdoses becoming the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Street heroin cut with dangerous and powerful additives like fentanyl increased…

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Vivitrol Vs Suboxone

In 2017, President Trump issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing opiate epidemic. Prescription opiate abuse has continued to rise since the release of powerful painkillers like OxyContin and Opana. Opiate addiction is a chronic and incurable condition that causes significant changes to your brain chemistry. Recovery from…

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Crystal Meth Vs Meth

Addiction also increases your chances of experiencing domestic violence, unemployment, and housing instability. Drugs like opiates and amphetamines are highly addictive, making it difficult to quit without help. Crystal meth and meth are two types of physically addicting illicit drugs that are widely abused in the United States. Whether you are addicted to crystal meth…