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Do I Struggle with Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse might be an unfamiliar term, but millions of people struggle with this condition. Polysubstance abuse is the use of more than one substance at a time. Some people abuse multiple drugs or combine them with alcohol. This can include the use of multiple illicit drugs or the use of prescription drugs used for…

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3 Things to Look for in an Outpatient Rehab Center

If you can manage your addiction throughout the day but still need professional help to maintain your recovery, an outpatient rehab center may be a good option. Outpatient rehab offers counseling and other programs that allow you to commit to your recovery without disrupting other areas of your life. You do not have to neglect…

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

You’ve summoned the courage to admit you need help for your substance abuse. The obvious next step is to enter a treatment program such as the ones provided by Fresh Start Recovery. Depending on the severity of your abuse, you may be a candidate for an outpatient treatment known as a partial hospitalization program. Partial…

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5 Benefits of a Men’s Rehab Program

No need to deny it: Men and women are different. There are critical differences when it comes to how the genders react and respond to substance abuse. That’s one of the main reasons for the existence of gender-specific treatment, including men’s rehab. A men’s rehab program involves men working together with men to understand their…

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Understanding the Different Levels of Addiction Treatment

Many people often do not know where to begin when seeking addiction treatment because there are different levels of addiction programs. These levels vary based on the different types of services provided. The initial levels of addiction treatment are very intensive. This is often because the patient may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Addiction is a…

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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 Commonly Abused Opioids

When we think about drug abuse, we often defer to drugs like cocaine, meth, or marijuana. However, some of the most addictive substances in the U.S. are opioids. Used for medical and recreational purposes, opioids are known for their ability to reduce pain and cause the user to feel relaxed. Below, we look at opioid…

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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…