What Is Chemical Dependency

What Is Chemical Dependency

What Does Chemically Dependent Mean? We hear plenty in the news about addiction, but what is chemical dependency? Most people are unaware of the distinction between drug and alcohol addiction and chemical dependency. In reality, it is possible…
alcohol use disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

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Drinking Too Much Alcohol According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, about 21.5 million adult Americans battle with substance use disorder. About 80% of those who are struggling with substance abuse disorder are abusing alcohol.…
opioid addiction

Opioid Addiction and Dependency Treatment Programs

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Not All Opioid Addiction Rehabs Are The Same Getting over an opioid addiction isn't easy, of course, nothing good in life ever is. And, those who have recovered all agree on one thing; life without opioids is much better, aka; good. Why is…
Marijuana Use and Mental Health

High THC Marijuana Use and Mental Health Issues

Understanding High THC in Marijuana Back in the 60s smoking weed was quite popular. There was something of a cultural revolution going on. Most of the folks that smoked pot back then eventually grew out of it and went on to have families and…
Treatment For Dual Diagnosis

The Value of Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment For Dual Diagnosis Patients

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Removing Outside Influences in Residential Rehab Perhaps it goes without saying that a residential facility has a more positive atmosphere than a hospital or clinic. After all, the setting is more relaxed and peaceful, more open and caring.…
vaping bans

3-Part Series: Vaping Bans, E-Cigarette Marketing, Nicotine Addiction & The Future of Vape – Part 3

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Okay so, in the first part of this series we talked about the history of vaping, how and why it became so popular to vape, and how big the vaping industry is today. In part II, we discussed the possible health risks for those who vape and those…
E-Cigarettes and Vaping

3-Part Series: The History E-Cigarettes and Vaping – Part 1

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When Did Vaping Begin? It seems as if 'vaping' came out of nowhere. One day it didn't exist and then a few months later everywhere we went someone was vaping. In reality, electronic-cigarettes or E-cigarettes are not new. Neither is the concept…
What is Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis and How is It Treated in Rehab

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Addiction and Mental Health Occurring Together Co-occurring Disorders or Dual Diagnosis refers to a very common problem of dealing with substance dependency and mental illness or mental disorders at the same time. You see, often long-term substance…
The Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Prescription opioid drugs, which include commonly prescribed medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin, can provide effective, safe pain relief when used as prescribed. However, the risk of prescription opioid abuse and developing a dependency…
Understanding Methamphetamine Abuse

Understanding Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine abuse is a fast-growing drug problem in the United States. Research shows that over 13 million American adults and adolescents have experimented with methamphetamine's, and a large number of these people have ended up addicted…