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How Long Does It Take to Break an Addiction?

What is addiction and how does it develop Addiction is a complex condition that can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Though there are many different types of addiction, they all share one common feature: an intense and persistent craving for a substance or activity. For some people, addiction develops as…

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The Fentanyl Crisis: How to Help Someone with a Fentanyl addiction

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that can be fatal. According to the CDC, fentanyl was involved in over 31% of all opioid overdoses in 2018. If you or someone you know is addicted to fentanyl, it’s important to be aware of the risks and how to get help. Fentanyl addiction is a serious problem, but…

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The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse and How to Recognize It

Because of the common usage of alcohol in many social settings and its general ease of access, it is important to be aware of the dangers of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse can lead to a variety of health problems, and it can alsFinalo increase one’s risk of accidents and injuries. It is important to know…

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Understanding Drug Rehab Success Rates

When considering starting drug rehab treatment, you or a loved one may wonder how effective drug rehab is for curing addiction(s) and recovering. Is it really worth it to go to drug rehab? It certainly is. Here are some frequently asked questions about drug rehab to help you learn more about them and how effective…

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What Is a Drug Taper & What Is Drug Tapering?

What is a drug taper and why is it used? A medical professional may oftentimes utilize a drug taper while treating a patient who is overcoming a drug addiction. It is often administered when a patient is suffering withdrawal symptoms and the treatment facility seeks to reduce these symptoms. How does a drug taper work, and…

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How to identify if you or a loved one has a co-occurring disorder

Did you know that co-occurring disorders are fairly common? In fact, up to 50% of people who have one mental disorder also have a co-occurring disorder. So, how can you tell if you or someone you love falls into this category? Here are a few ways to tell whether you or a loved one has a…

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6 Reasons Why Healthcare Professionals Struggle with Addiction and Substance Abuse

Did you know that healthcare professionals are just as likely as the general population to struggle with addiction? In fact, their access to addictive substances may increase their vulnerability. Here are six potential causes of addiction among healthcare professionals. 1. Healthcare professionals are more likely to struggle with addiction because of their access to drugs. Approximately…

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Learn More About Long-Term Addiction Recovery Treatment

What is addiction recovery treatment and what are the different types available? Addiction treatment does not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Everyone is unique, and different treatments work for different people—what works for one person may or may not work for another. Treatments differ depending on what is required for the individual. Individuals entering treatment have…

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5 Things to Look for in Getting Drug Addiction Help

Seeking help when attempting to recover from a drug addiction can be a major challenge in and of itself. When looking for drug addiction treatment, most people don’t know what to look for. Here are some key points to consider when looking for help… 1. A program tailored to your specific needs A credible treatment center…

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Learn why substance abuse treatment programs can be effective

It’s important to find the right substance abuse treatment program that’s specific to you. There are many different types of substance abuse treatment programs, so finding the right one for you is critical. The amount of time needed for treatment and recovery varies depending on the type of addictive substance used and how long it…

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3 Signs of Clinical Depression

A deeper look into signs of clinical depression Most people are familiar with the basic signs of clinical depression: feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that can last for weeks or months. However, there are other signs that you may be suffering from clinical depression. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders,…

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Why we’re the Leading Bipolar Disorder (BDP) Treatment Center

Are you looking for a bipolar disorder treatment center to help you or a loved one who suffers from bipolar disorder (BPD)? You’ve arrived at the right place. PCI is the leading BPD treatment center in the country. We have spent years assisting patients in overcoming BPD and living fulfilling lives. Our team of experts…

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Quality Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center: What to Look For

When someone is looking to get quality dual diagnosis treatment for dual diagnosis, they are looking for a treatment center to treat both diagnosis. Treatment centers do not often treat both diagnosis at once—there is one diagnosis treated before the other. In the case of the dual diagnosis of substance use or abuse (essentially any…

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Learn the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery

When someone is struggling with addiction, as with any struggle, there are five overarching stages of addiction recovery that everyone goes through. Each step is significant, and each has specific markers that make them effective and stand out. These stages are as follows: 1. Pre-Contemplation 2. Contemplation 3. Preparation 4. Action 5. Maintenance Pre-Contemplation –…

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Understanding differences between inpatient vs outpatient rehab programs

What is the difference between inpatient vs outpatient rehab programs? Generally, inpatient rehab is for those who need around-the-clock monitoring and often require more intensive care, while outpatient rehab is used for those who can continue to live at home while receiving treatment. Inpatient and outpatient therapy have different potential benefits, so the decision to…

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Holistic Addiction Treatment Approach is a key to success for PCI Centers

What is holistic addiction treatment and how it works Holistic addiction treatment is a more individualized and innovative approach to addiction treatment, in comparison to traditional treatment methods. Holistic treatment takes on a “whole-person” approach to rehab and healing, which means that all aspects of a person’s health are considered, including physical, mental, emotional, and…

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Interesting facts on social media and how it affects your mental health.

Social media can have a positive impact on mental health by providing a support system. Studies have shown that social media usage, in moderation, can be beneficial to one’s mental health. Obviously, social media can be used as a fun, creative outlet to interact with friends and family members. By connecting people through posts and…

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Blood Test for Depression provides new optimism for the future.

What is the blood test for depression and mental health conditions? Typically, a blood test is ordered by your physician, usually during a physical examination. This blood/lab test is ordered to see if there are any abnormalities in your blood work that can cause various health problems. One of these problems can be depression. Along…

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Telehealth Opioid Treatment is showing ability to help those in need

What is telehealth opioid treatment and how does it work? Telehealth treatment, sometimes referred to as telemedicine, is the method in which doctors and health care professionals are able to provide treatment or counseling by means of virtual communication. Without the need for an in-person office visit, telehealth is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the…

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