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How to Help Someone with Signs of Addiction

If you’re reading this, chances are that you know someone, maybe a friend or family member, who is struggling with an addiction problem. You may feel helpless, confused, or scared and are probably wondering how you can help. While you can’t force anyone to stop abusing drugs or alcohol, there are ways to support their…

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Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace

In 2016, more than 1 in 25 people in the United States tested positive for illicit drugs in the workplace. It is estimated that nearly 75% of people who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction continue to maintain their employment. Substance abuse can lead to high turnover rates, losses in productivity, workplace theft, absenteeism, and…

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Signs of an Addiction

At Palmetto, we recognize that addiction can have an incredibly detrimental effect on an individual’s life. If you’re worried that you or a loved one may be struggling with addiction, there are signs to help you know. Recognizing these signs is the first step to getting help for yourself or for guiding someone you care…

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Who Can Help with Detox or Withdrawal?

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, detox may be the first step to recovery. Many people struggle with addiction, but knowing the importance of supervised drug detox makes it easier to deal with the issue for you or your loved one. Keep reading to learn more about detox, withdrawal, and the…

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What to Avoid During Recovery

Recovery from addiction can be a quite complicated and lengthy process. Dealing with life on life’s terms without drugs or alcohol can bring a whole new host of emotions that you would have been numb to before. In a relatively short period of time, you have to make major lifestyle changes, make new friends, and…

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Steps in a Recovery Process

Everyone’s experience with addiction recovery is unique. No one will share the exact same road to developing their addiction as you, and likewise the path to recovery will be equally as diverse. Addiction and recovery can vary based on several factors, both internal and external. Some of these factors include the type of drug that…

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How to Tell if Your Loved One has a Problem with Substance Abuse

It is no secret to anyone that substance abuse is a major problem for many people today. When you are worried about your loved one’s substance abuse, it can be difficult to know just how serious their problem is. While symptoms and treatments of their substance abuse may vary between individuals, what remains similar are…

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How to Avoid Relapse During Recovery

Whether an individual has been in recovery from substance abuse addiction for just a few weeks or for several years, they will always be at risk for relapse. Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease, meaning that it has no cure. Relapse is a part of all chronic diseases, and unfortunately, addiction is no different.…

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