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The Drug Classification of Klonopin

Have you or a loved one been prescribed Klonopin and you’re wondering whether it has the potential to be addictive? Do you have concerns that a loved one may have become addicted to this medication? Klonopin does have helpful qualities, but its use needs to be monitored carefully by a doctor. Misuse of this medication...
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How Seasonal Affect Disorder Can Influence Your Recovery

It’s not just your imagination…the change of seasons, in particular, the lack of natural sunlight we get in the fall and winter, can affect your mood and mental health. With it, your recovery can be affected as well. This is known as seasonal affect disorder (SAD). Addiction Recovery in Winter During the winter months, it’s...
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8 Myths About Opioids

At one time, doctors viewed opioids as effective, though highly dangerous, drugs. They were only used in specific situations, such as for patients who were terminally ill, who had just had surgery, or who had been severely injured. In the 1990s, opinions about this class of drugs changed, as pharmaceutical companies promoted their product as...
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5 Common Types of Depression Seen in People with a Substance Use Disorder

Depression isn’t just one type of disorder. Instead, there are different types of depression and each one has its own set of symptoms. It’s not the same thing as being “blue” or down, although being unable to enjoy hobbies and pastimes that used to bring pleasure is one of the signs of depression. Depression isn’t...
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Equine Therapy Offers an Innovative Way to Treat Substance Abuse

Beating drug and alcohol addiction requires changing your entire life perspective. There’s no quick fix for a substance abuse disorder, since you need to learn new ways to cope with your emotions and manage stress. Equine therapy is growing as a form of addiction treatment because it offers a way to apply the lessons learned...
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Physical Dependence and Addiction: Is There a Difference?

The phrases “physical dependence” and “addiction” are sometimes used interchangeably in conversation. They refer to different conditions, both of which can exist without the other. It’s important to be precise when talking about addiction, since this is one of the keys to getting people who need treatment the help they need. Definition of Physical Dependence...
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How to Know If Your Loved One Has an Addiction

Have you been wondering whether your loved one has an addiction problem? Are you noticing certain behaviors that seem out of character? Perhaps you just have a feeling that something is not right. Knowing the signs of addiction will help you determine if your loved one has a drug or alcohol problem. Making that determination...
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How to Tell Your Family That You Have an Addiction

Have there been times when you have tried to tell your family about your addiction? You gather up your courage and try to tell them, but, before you start, fear and uncertainty take hold. Maybe it’s not the right time. Maybe they really won’t understand. Will they stop loving me? As these kinds of thoughts...
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[Alcoholism Research] The Role of Advertising in Alcohol Consumption

Alcoholism is one of the most common, and destructive forms of addiction – impacting more than 27 million Americans. And, with widespread and devastating effects. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 90,000 die as a result of drinking making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United...
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A Serene Setting is Important for Recovery

Recovering from alcohol and drug addiction requires individual courage and the support of those who understand what it takes to begin, and maintain recovery. English Mountain Recovery is a 34-bed residential treatment facility located in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. Here our professional and dedicated clinical team assists clients and their families in developing...
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