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Am I an Alcoholic?

The one question that we get a lot here at  LA Detox is am I an alcoholic? The answer is, that depends on various biological (genetics), environmental, and social factors. Understanding and navigating the difference between being someone who drinks and classifying them as someone with a drinking problem (alcoholism) is complicated.  The question “Am…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

The Use — and Abuse — of Alcohol People who suffer from alcohol use disorder and wish to free themselves from their dependence are in a complicated and even dangerous position. Not only are they dependent on alcohol physically and psychologically, but it is also readily available to them. Additionally, regular alcohol use is encouraged…

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Types of Family Therapy

Addiction is a family disease. While 19.7 million American adults aged 12 and older battle substance use disorders, the impact of addiction reaches beyond the person struggling with addiction. When you battle addiction, it damages not only your personal life, health, and finances but also your relationships. There are various types of family therapy programs…

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Therapist vs. Psychologist

Whether you are receiving treatment for a substance abuse problem or a mental health disorder, you may be wondering how to identify the difference between a therapist vs psychologist. Either a therapist vs psychologist are essential parts of recovery from both addiction and mental health problems because both conditions are chronic and require behavioral changes.…

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Heroin Vs Fentanyl

Both alike and different in many ways, fentanyl and heroin, play a major role in the world of addiction. They are at the top of the list of most deadly and addictive substances. The issue of fentanyl vs. heroin is very common within the world of substance abuse, addiction, and rehabilitation treatment.   Heroin and fentanyl…