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Cocaine Induced Hallucination: Formication and Coke Bugs

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can be snorted, injected, or smoked. Some slang terms for cocaine include blow, coke, crack, rock, and snow. When used, it increases dopamine levels and stimulates the reward center in the brain. People will begin to build up a tolerance to these effects and need to use more …

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Relapse: One Step on the Journey to Recovery

Relapse and Recovery “I think my husband relapsed.” “I know my wife is drinking again.” “I’m afraid my boyfriend/girlfriend is in danger of relapsing.” “I’m scared that my son/daughter is going to start drinking again.” Are these thoughts running through your mind? For those in recovery, relapse is always a possibility and is viewed as …

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Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse-National Prevention Week

This week, May 10th to May 16th, is National Prevention Week, sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Each day in National Prevention Week focuses on a specific topic about substance abuse and mental health. Today, May 12th, focuses on preventing underage drinking and alcohol misuse. If you would like to learn …

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How to Choose an Addiction Treatment Program

Choosing a drug or alcohol rehab center for yourself or for a loved one can be an overwhelming and difficult process. Unfortunately, the addiction treatment field has seen an influx in deceptive marketing and unethical practices by drug rehab “providers” whose only concern appears to be monetary gain. This leaves many consumers confused and distrustful …

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What is Residential Treatment for Addiction?

What is Residential Treatment for Addiction?Drug and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases, so it is important they are treated as such.  For most people suffering from addiction, detox and inpatient rehab provides a wonderful start to achieving sobriety and beginning the path to lifelong recovery. Inpatient rehab is an important first step in treatment that …

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Am I Too Young to be Addicted to Alcohol? Learn More

I’m too young to be addicted, right? Addiction is only something that happens to older people, isn’t it? My body is young, so can’t I handle my alcohol better than older people? If you’ve been wondering whether you’re too young to experience addiction to alcohol, you’re not alone. At Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm …

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