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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Is alcohol a drug? Alcohol is classified as a depressant that slows function in the brain and central nervous system. When you drink alcohol, you may experience disturbed perceptions, unsteady movement, and slurred speech. Your brain and body are unable to react quickly in any situation. Alcohol also inhibits your ability to think rationally and…

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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 the Difference Between Drug Dependence and Drug Addiction?

There is a fine line between drug dependence and drug addiction. However, understanding where the line is and what differentiates each can help you get the right treatment for your condition. Drug addiction treatment centers in Maryland offer recovery programs designed to help you regardless of whether you have a drug addiction or dependency. Keep in…

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured addiction treatment plan that offers therapy, support groups, and other programs throughout the day. Still, it allows the patients to return home at night. Addiction treatment centers may provide transportation, meals, and other services. However, the focus is on providing a full program that keeps you focused…

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Understanding the Addiction Definition

The term addiction has taken on many meanings over the years. It has also been interchangeable with other terms such as substance abuse, dependency, and disorder. While the addiction definition may have a different meaning to different people, almost everyone agrees that addiction implies that a person has a drinking or drug problem. The addiction…

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3 Benefits of Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a licensed treatment specialist works with you one-on-one to address personal problems such as addiction or a mental health issue. One of the benefits of individual therapy is that it helps you manage your condition symptoms and respond in a more positive way to different situations…

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The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

When you are struggling with an anxiety disorder of any kind, you crave relief. One of the medications doctors often prescribe is benzodiazepines. These medications have a sedating effect. Currently, though, people with severe anxiety face a challenge — a worldwide benzo shortage. The good news is that doctors have other medications to help people…

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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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