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14
Feb

What You Need to Know About Codeine Addiction

A prescription medication, codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain, dry irritating coughs, and diarrhea. It is the main ingredient in prescription cough suppressants. When combined with acetaminophen or aspirin, codeine is used to treat severe pain. Combined with decongestants or antihistamines, it is used to treat colds and the flu. A Controlled Substance...
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06
Feb

Nine Songs to Add to Your Recovery Playlist

The power of music is universal, encouraging you to feel emotion, stimulating reflection, providing meaning, and bringing people together. Music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can make you feel energized and relaxed, and it can reduce stress. If you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, music can help you...
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29
Jan

Addiction and Senior Citizens

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can happen to anyone, regardless of age. According to a report in the National Institute of Drug Abuse, almost one million seniors (65+) in the United States struggled with a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2018. In 2020, Psycom Pro reported 1.7 million senior citizens lived with alcohol addiction. It...
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15
Jan

Heroin Addiction: Symptoms, Withdrawal, and Treatment

A powerful opioid, heroin is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified it as a Schedule 1 drug. Heroin, like other drugs in this classification, is a controlled substance that currently has no medical use in this country. The potential for heroin abuse is high and often leads to...
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older man doing cocaine and drinking - Polysubstance Abuse
08
Jan

What You Need to Know About Polysubstance Abuse

What Is Polysubstance Abuse? Polysubstance abuse occurs when a person is dependent on two or more substances or groups of substances. In some cases, individuals use two or more drugs at the same time or are addicted to or dependent on multiple drugs. Others take a drug to counteract the side effects of one they...
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29
Dec

How Alcohol Affects the Body

Alcohol & the Body Alcohol is a powerful drug that can have harmful effects on every organ and system in the body. Long-term chronic drinking, heavy drinking, or binge drinking can lead to alcohol dependence and addiction. Once an individual has an alcohol use disorder, the adverse effects of the drug have accumulated over time...
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21
Dec

Six Podcasts to Motivate You in Addiction Recovery

Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction does not end when you leave rehab. Maintaining your sobriety is a day-to-day process that takes work. When you make the life-changing decision to live your life free of alcohol or drugs, you need to use all the resources you have available to safeguard your sobriety. Listening to...
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young woman with her hand covering her face - hydrocodone addiction
13
Dec

Hydrocodone: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

What Is Hydrocodone? A semi-synthetic medication, hydrocodone is classified as a narcotic drug. It is an opiate analgesic that is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. This painkiller is a DEA Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse and addiction, may lead to severe physical or...
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08
Dec

What Is Experiential Therapy?

What do you picture when you think about therapy? Most people picture talking to a therapist in an office. Although that is the case for many types of therapy, experiential therapy is different. Instead of in an office, experiential therapy may take place in a horse stable, an art studio, or on a wilderness hiking...
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