Drug Addiction Relapse

What Happens When You Relapse?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When it comes to alcohol and drug abuse, getting clean and staying clean are two very different things, as those who went through detox and rehab eventually find out. In many cases, getting clean from substance abuse could be made more manageable through other medications that make the body reject them. In other instances, intense monitoring, counseling, and various forms...

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alcohol withdrawal seizure

Alcohol Withdrawal Seizure

Just like with any substance of abuse, or anything that the brain and body have grown accustomed to consuming or doing, once a person stops doing that thing, he or she begins to experience withdrawals. This includes the consumption of alcohol. When a person regularly consumes alcohol and then stops for whatever reason, he or she begins to experience withdrawal...

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aversion therapy

What is Aversion Therapy?

Aversion therapy is a form of therapy in which the patient is exposed to an unpleasant stimulus under the control of a therapist. The therapist then reinforces aversion behavior. The stimulus can be food or another item that the person has displayed aggression towards, drinking alcohol, taking certain medication he/she is addicted to, physical activity associated with drug use (e.g.,...

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alcohol hangover

Is a Hangover Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal and hangovers are easy to get confused about. That’s why many people wonder is a hangover alcohol withdrawal? In short, though, hangovers are not withdrawn, and alcohol withdrawal is not a hangover. So what’s the big difference, and why are they so easily confused for one another? Alcohol withdrawal is when a person has been drinking alcohol regularly...

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alcoholism and dementia

Can Alcoholism Cause Dementia?

According to Nikola Djordjevic, MD stated, “Alcohol consumption in moderate amounts has not been found to cause dementia or any other cognitive impairments. However, excessive alcohol use and abuse in old age have been associated with changes in brain structure that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and variants of dementia.” There was a study in 2018 though that discovered that...

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signs of alcoholism

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Alcohol use disorder, known by many as alcoholism, is a serious condition where a person cannot manage his or her alcohol consumption. People that suffer from alcoholism are addicted to alcohol and are unable to use this substance in moderation. Unfortunately, this is very harmful to the physical and mental health of the person abusing alcohol. Therefore, it is important...

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alcohol addiction treatment programs nh

Difference Between Sober House and Halfway House

The continuum of care when it comes to addiction treatment doesn’t just end when addiction treatment ends. There are still measures that people in recovery from substance addiction need to take to make sure that they can maintain their sobriety long-term. For example, some people need active help transitioning back into the real world after completing their addiction treatment programs....

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drug addiction help

Drug Addiction Help

You’re staring into the mirror after two nights of blackout drinking. As you clean the mess of your bathroom, you ask yourself… ”Do I need help with addiction?”. Seeking addiction treatment is a major step towards an alternative lifestyle.  Addiction is a chronic but treatable disease. Thus, receiving drug addiction help is an impressive feat that you should be proud...

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how does alcoholism affect society

How Does Alcoholism Affect Society?

How does alcoholism affect society? Well, the social effects of alcoholism can influence more than just the person struggling, it can also affect that person’s loved ones. Annually, 95,000 Americans die from the effects of alcohol use.  This can present devastating outcomes for all involved, especially those watching the people that they deeply care about unable to cope. The use...

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addiction recovery timeline

Addiction Recovery Timeline: Understanding the 5 Stages

Alcohol and drug addiction are some of the most prevalent social problems in New Hampshire. In a recent survey, 12.15 percent of New Hampshire residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month, which was higher than the national average of 8.82 percent. The path to recovery begins with a voluntary act of seeking help. A study done by the...

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