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Treating the Behavioral Components of Ad...

Treating the Behavioral Components of Addiction
The behavioral side of addiction treatment is a crucial part of the recovery process. When patients actively confront the reasons behind their addictions, they stay in treatment longer and have higher success rates. Do not think that you are finished when you break the physical addiction; addicts require considerable time to break the habits they developed while abusing...

Do I Need Inpatient Help for Salvia Use?

Do I Need Inpatient Help for Salvia Use?
Inpatient treatment means a user receives 24 hour care while staying at a facility. It offers many benefits to people attempting to quit salvia or other addictive substances. Salvia users can receive psychiatric and physical help at an inpatient treatment center through medically-supervised detox, counseling, therapy and other forms of treatment. Do People Need Help to Quit...

Treating Complex or Multiple Addictions ...

Treating Complex or Multiple Addictions through DBT
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of counseling that has proven highly effective at treating a variety of psychological disorders, including the following: Borderline personality disorder Compulsive behaviors Eating disorders Addiction Most addicts suffer from at least one co-occurring psychological disorder that may have contributed to the development of their dependency....

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse
When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it changes them completely. The pull of the addiction becomes more important than work, friends and even family. The economic costs of drug use due to health problems, job loss and more are estimated around $181 billion per year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This proves just how detrimental drug abuse is to society,...

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol, just like opiate-based drugs, is a physically addictive substance. Your mind and body become dependent on alcohol the same way they would if you were addicted to the drug Vicodin. If you have an alcohol addiction, you will experience withdrawal symptoms when you are unable to satisfy your addiction. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include shakiness, sweating, nausea and even...

Amphetamines Addiction

Amphetamines Addiction
Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that excite the central nervous system. Individuals will often experience a surge in energy levels and focus as well as a decrease in appetite when using. Some individuals may choose to use amphetamines (also known as methamphetamines) for recreational purposes, while others will use them as performance enhancers. Often those who work long hours...

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is an extremely addictive, dangerous drug that stimulates the central nervous system. Exposure time does not change the dangers associated with the drug. In the first hour after cocaine exposure, the user is at serious risk of a heart attack. The Institute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston conducted research on cocaine...

PCP Addiction

PCP Addiction
PCP (Phencyclidine), known on the streets as angel dust, rock fuel and supergrass, is a dissociative anesthetic.  Individuals who use often feel detached from their surroundings and will often describe the feeling of having an “out of body” experience. PCP is a physically addictive substance and can have many adverse effects on the individual, making a professional...

Marijuana Rehab

Marijuana Rehab
Although many consider marijuana to be a harmless drug, the truth is that cannabis users suffer a number of serious ill effects from long-term drug usage, including depression, cancer and other diseases. While the addiction rate for marijuana is much lower than other drugs, there is still a risk of drug addiction and dependency. No drug is harmless, and if you or someone you know has an...

Ecstasy Rehab

Ecstasy Rehab
Ecstasy is a synthetic psychoactive drug that is in the amphetamine class of drugs. Individuals who use ecstasy will experience both hallucinogenic and stimulating effects. Users often report feelings of inner peace and self-acceptance, euphoria, feelings of intimacy towards others, mild psychedelia, arousal, increased energy and alertness. Known on the street as E and X, ecstasy is...

LSD Rehab

LSD Rehab
LSD is a dangerous hallucinogenic drug. The effects of LSD are largely user-dependent, and the unpredictability of the drug makes it all the more hazardous. LSD use is a highly dangerous form of drug abuse. By the 12th grade, four percent of students admit to using LSD, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, making the risks associated with this drug even more...

Psilocybin Mushroom Rehab

Psilocybin Mushroom Rehab
Psilocybin mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psychoactive compounds. The symptoms of use can be extreme and widely varied from person to person. Users often experience altered sensations and shifts in perception of light and sound. Psychedelia drugs, like mushrooms, send patients on a “trip” that can be positive or negative depending on the circumstances and location at...