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The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction follows a very specific process. It does not matter if you are addicted to over-the-counter medication, heroin, marijuana or alcohol, the addiction process remains the same. Understanding the 5 stages of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering from an addiction. Step 1 – Experimental Process…

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Types of Mental Illness

There are many categories of mental illness. And because of the frequency with which people with addiction issues also have mental conditions, individuals who are interested in recovery and rehabilitation must understand them. If you are suffering from a substance use disorder and are struggling with your addiction, there is a high chance that you…

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Buprenorphine and Naloxone

A recent press release for Bunavail says it all: First and Only FDA-Approved (Buccal Formulation) of Buprenorphine and Naloxone to compete in the $1.7 Billion and Growing U.S. Opioid Dependence Market. Heroin and prescription opiate addiction are massive, under-treated and under-reported conditions in the United States. According to 2013 estimates, there are over 669,000 opiate…

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Detox and Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a complex brain disease and, like other chronic illnesses, relapse is all too common. This requires the need for detox and long-term recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse. ā€¯Every American is acutely aware of…

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Children and Addiction

There are an estimated over 24 million Americans who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. And that’s not to mention other addictions, such as gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, pornography, food, and many more. Children of Addicted Parents When a parent struggles with addiction, it affects the entire family. Palmetto offers family counseling for addiction…

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woman struggling with adderall addiction as she takes a pill

Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD. It also treats narcolepsy (the sudden and uncontrollable onset of sleepiness) and some forms of depression that do not respond to other treatments. Adderall, however, is a very dangerous prescription medication because of its side effects and has a high potential for addiction. Through…

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