Category: <span>Withdrawal</span>

New Diversions: 9 Unique Hobbies for Recovering Addicts
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New Diversions: 9 Unique Hobbies for Recovering Addicts

When you’re first getting sober it may seem like you have a lot of free time on your hands. Since boredom is a trigger for recovering addicts, it’s important that you find new hobbies that are fun and distracting to fill all those empty hours. Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions for hobbies that recovering addicts can pick up...

7 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace
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7 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Drug use among the workforce in the United States has increased quite a bit over the last few years. The results of one study showed that, of 10 million workforce urine tests, 4.2 percent of them tested positive for at least one illicit drug. Plenty of workers in the U.S. are abusing drugs, and many of them...

Drug Addiction Vs Dependence: Understanding The Main Differences
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Drug Addiction Vs Dependence: Understanding The Main Differences

America’s battle with drug addiction and dependency wages on. It’s been a major problem in this country for countless numbers of years. We’ve seen husbands, wives, children, grandparents, neighbors, and distant friends and relatives taken down dark paths with drugs and alcohol and there’s no way to stop it. As we become more aware of...

Amazing Health Benefits of Quitting Alcohol That’ll Make You Want to Get Sober
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Amazing Health Benefits of Quitting Alcohol That’ll Make You Want to Get Sober

Contrary to what previous studies have touted, it turns out no amount of alcohol is good for us after all. While many researchers have attempted to justify our society’s preoccupation with alcohol consumption, the simple fact is that quitting altogether is the best course of action.  Though this applies for even casual drinkers, the benefits of quitting...

What to Expect from Drug Withdrawal
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What to Expect from Drug Withdrawal

With drug abuse on the rise, the number of Americans seeking rehab has increased. While rehab is an excellent choice for anyone looking to break the cycle of addiction, the process isn’t fun and games. There are side effects one should be prepared for when facing the prospect of drug withdrawal. Some symptoms of withdrawal are nearly...

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox: A Timeline and Guide
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What to Expect During Alcohol Detox: A Timeline and Guide

Have you decided to take the first step in recovering from alcohol addiction? Then congratulations on taking the hardest step towards recovery. Once you’ve made the decision to stop drinking, you’ll need to go through alcohol detox. If you’ve been drinking heavily, this could be a difficult process. You may experience a lot of withdrawal effects. This...

Does Insurance Cover Rehab? Here’s What You Need to Know
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Does Insurance Cover Rehab? Here’s What You Need to Know

Of the over 22 million Americans who required treatment for a substance use problem in 2013, only 2.5 million ever received that treatment. These numbers reveal a very large treatment gap. Perhaps one of the most important deterrents to seeking treatment is the cost of a rehabilitation program. Which begs the question: does insurance cover rehab? The...

How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs
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How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs

Teenagers are known for sometimes being surly, distant, and secretive. As a parent, do you know how to tell when your teen is just acting like… well, a teen, and when their behavior is a sign of a bigger problem? Do you know how to tell if your child is using drugs?  After all, 50 percent of...

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