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What Is Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is the second most popular drug in the world, ranking second only to caffeine, and is the most abused drug in the United States. More than half of the U.S. population considers themselves drinkers, and nearly half of those people binge drink at least on occasion.  This ubiquitous nature of drinking and its place…

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What Is Medical Detox?

A lot of people entering drug rehab go through a medical detox first. Medical detoxifications are most commonly done at a medical detox facility that is staffed by doctors and nurses trained in helping patients deal with the withdrawal symptoms of early drug abstinence. Without medical care, these withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, dangerous, and…

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What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient rehab is of form of therapy in which individuals getting treatment attend sessions at a substance abuse treatment program and then return home. The sessions usually last about an hour. Individuals attend group sessions throughout the week and have regular meetings with a state-licensed drug counselor. The goal of these sessions are: solidifying abstinence,…

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Residential treatment facilities are effective for people suffering from severe problems or co-occurring disorders. Licensed residential treatment facilities provide 24/7 structured and intensive care, including safe housing and medical attention. Residential treatment facilities typically use a therapy-based approach, and the general goal of these therapy programs is to help the patient live a drug-free, crime-free…

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Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction is a serious disease characterized by uncontrollable drug seeking and use despite the consequences. The changes in the brain caused by addiction lead to harmful behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapse disease, meaning that sometimes users return to drug use after an attempt to stop. Addiction…

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How is drug addiction treated?

Drug addiction can be treated in many different ways. Because of the nature of drug addiction, short-term, one-time addiction treatment is usually not enough. Most people get the best results when they enter a long-term addiction treatment program that involves the family and friends of the drug addict. The type of treatment or combination of…

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Oxycodone Addiction And Detox

Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid used to treat severe pain. Is oxycodone stronger than hydrocodone? Oxycodone is about 3 times more powerful than hydrocodone Oxycodone addiction and detox Oxycodone is a painkiller commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is extremely addictive and can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Oxycodone can be prescribed…