Archive for Addiction

Environmental Risk Factors for Developing an Addiction

June 21, 2022

Substance use disorder is a complex disease often caused by a combination of factors. While nature vs. nurture remains an ongoing debate in addiction research, experts are beginning to believe that the situation is far more complicated. For instance, research suggests that external factors might have the same impact on addiction development as genetic predisposition. […]

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What to Expect at Inpatient Rehab

January 10, 2022

If you’re a new client at an inpatient rehab facility, you may be curious about how your days will look, whether you’re involved in a short-term or long-term treatment program. While each day can bring about new possibilities, you’ll follow a standard daily routine filled with activities, therapy and meetings. If you think rehab is […]

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Heart Health and Drug Addiction

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November 11, 2021

Your heart is a critical organ and keeping it healthy is crucial. There are multiple connections between drug misuse and heart health issues. According to research by the Addiction Center, opioid users are more likely to develop a heart condition throughout their life. Addiction treatment, heart care and a healthy lifestyle can lead to improved recovery and […]

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Parenting While Managing Addiction

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Substance misuse can stem from various everyday stressors, from planning all the kids’ activities to your job. While parenting and recovering from addiction simultaneously can be challenging, sobriety is the best decision for you and your family. Recovery can open new doors for you as you embrace healthy coping mechanisms and learn to repair your relationship […]

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Drug Addiction and the Brain

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June 22, 2021

Most diseases affect a specific organ or part of the body negatively. Substance use disorders are no different. They are complex diseases that affect the brain. Addictions are developed slowly over time as the consumed substances begin to take hold of the person’s brain and rewire it. The brain undergoes psychological and physical changes that […]

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