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6 Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment for Addiction

Substance abuse disorders affect men and women differently. Recognizing the need for gender-specific treatment, addiction treatment centers in Maryland offer men’s programs and women’s programs that are tailored to the emotional and medical needs of each gender. A gender-specific treatment program removes the distraction that can arise by being around the opposite sex. It also…

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5 Common Triggers of Addiction Relapse

One of the first things you learn about in rehab is triggers that may have started and fueled your addiction. Triggers can range from emotions, and mental health conditions, to being around certain people or places. A situation may arise that leads to an addiction relapse. Before you know it, you are drinking or taking…

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3 Ways Social Media Influences Alcohol Abuse

Numerous studies conducted over the last ten years have found that teenagers who regularly log in to their social media accounts are more likely to suffer from alcohol abuse than teenagers who did not use social media. Teenagers who access social media daily are more likely to buy cigarettes, drink alcohol, and use marijuana. Social…

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Celebrating National Recovery Month

During the month of September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month. This is the time of year in which SAMHSA, government agencies, addiction recovery services, private entities, and community organizations come together to celebrate those in recovery and create awareness for individuals and families struggling with addiction. The…

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Long-Term Effects of Meth

The hit television series “Breaking Bad” made crystal methamphetamine familiar to millions. Despite how it was portrayed, make no mistake: meth is a dangerous drug that causes significant problems for individuals and society alike. But what are the long-term effects of meth? Like most drugs, the long-term effects of meth will differ by individual. Many…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

The abuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances presents one of life’s biggest challenges. In learning about the impact of substance abuse, you have probably come across the term “dual diagnosis.” But what is dual diagnosis, anyway? This term is used by medical professional and treatment experts to refer to the kind of treatment necessary…