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Category: Addiction

What Are The Similarities and Differences between CBT and DBT?

April 19, 2024
Evidence-based therapies are fundamental treatment options for most mental health and treatment professionals. Understanding the similarities and differences…

Expecting Mothers and Opioid Abuse

April 5, 2024
Women with an opioid use disorder (OUD) have unique clinical needs, especially pregnant women. Expecting mothers and opioid abuse require special considerati…

7 Signs of High Functioning Addiction

March 15, 2024
A particular population of people who are experiencing a drug or alcohol use disorder may continue to function, and perform daily responsibilities. However, …

Can Someone Die from Cocaine Withdrawal?

March 1, 2024
Treatment centers typically begin their services with medical detox to treat the challenging symptoms of drug withdrawal. When the brain and body are engaged…

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Cocaine?

February 16, 2024
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that users smoke, snort, or inject to receive an intense euphoric high and an increase in energy and alertness. Toler…

What Do I Look For When Choosing A Rehab?

February 2, 2024
Deciding to seek treatment for a substance use disorder ignites the complex and sometimes problematic journey to achieve sobriety. First, choosing a rehab ce…

What is Gender-Specific Rehab?

January 19, 2024
A growing advancement in drug and alcohol treatment programs is gender-specific rehab programs. Gender-specific programs meet patients’ needs with diff…

Risks of At-Home Cocaine Detox

January 5, 2024
The risks of cocaine detox at home far outweigh any misconceptions of viability and safety. Cocaine withdrawal can be very uncomfortable and physically and m…

Heroin: Abuse, Detox, and Withdrawal

December 1, 2023
Heroin addiction is tenacious, and relapse rates can reach 60%. Heroin withdrawal is intensely uncomfortable, which makes quitting very challenging. Professi…

Fentanyl’s Short and Long-Term Effects

November 17, 2023
Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine; therefore, concerns over the rise of fentanyl abuse in Atlanta are legitim…

Domestic Abuse and Substance Abuse

October 20, 2023
Domestic violence and substance abuse are generationally connected and more common than people believe. Unfortunately, the risk factors for domestic abuse an…

Are Delta-8 and Delta-9 Addictive?

October 13, 2023
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a plant-based chemical found in cannabis plants called cannabinoids. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are different forms of THC. Each of th…
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