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What medications are used during detox?

Over the years, drug use and drug addiction has continued to escalate. While many individuals would love to get help for their addiction, many are fearful of entering detox because of the discomfort that is associated with drug and alcohol withdrawals. Fortunately, many treatment programs utilize medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms that can be…

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The Dangers of At-Home Drug or Alcohol Detox

Millions of people have struggled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Although treating a substance use disorder is a great thing, there are risks associated with doing an at-home detox. Because their bodies become dependent on the substance and their brains rely on it to regulate their bodies and emotions, stopping the substance suddenly…

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Trauma is a Contributing Risk Factor in Developing Substance Use Disorder

Most individuals have had something traumatic happen to them or have witnessed a traumatic event at some point throughout their lives; this can include anything from bullying, medical trauma, physical abuse, natural disasters, mass shootings, and many more. There are several risk factors for developing substance use disorder, but is trauma one of them? Read…

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How Doctor Shopping fueled the Opioid Crisis

Opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in the United States over the past two decades. Prescription drugs are an essential part of helping improve the quality of life for those who suffer from acute or chronic pain. However, the misuse and abuse of these drugs, especially opioids, have become a serious national health problem. So,…

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Seasonal‌ ‌Affective‌ ‌Disorder‌

The DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) describes depression this way: “The essential feature of a Major Depressive Episode is a period of at least 2 weeks during which there is either depressed mood or the loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities.”  Seasonal Affective Disorder occurs in climates where there…

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It’s Time to Get Well – Grace for Addicts in the Church

– Terry Ellis Addiction. It is a heavy, loaded, and often frightening word. About 24 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs and alcohol,* That’s about 10% of all Americans over the age of 12. Yet, in my 35 years of being a pastor, I can count on the fingers of one…

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Why Choose Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center for Treatment?

Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center is a longstanding fixture in the Southeast U.S. recovery community and beyond. For over 25 years, we have welcomed clients from all over the nation and the world to our beautiful Rayville residential campus and our six Louisiana outpatient centers. Through consistent service, high-quality treatment, and outstanding patient outcomes, we have…

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Dealing with Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

Recovery is a life-long journey that often includes changing attitudes, behaviors, and even environment. Even with a robust support network, the internal work can lead many people to feel like they are facing the challenges of recovery alone. Feelings of loneliness during addiction recovery are not uncommon – but simply knowing that fact doesn’t make…

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