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Risk Factors for Addiction

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans used illicit drugs in 2018. Many of those individuals developed a substance use disorder, the inability to regulate one’s intake of drugs or alcohol. Addiction is an ongoing public health issue. Drug or alcohol addictions is a complex disease. While substance use disorder or addiction can happen to anyone, there …

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction. Fortunately, there are facilities like Promises Five Palms willing to do what it takes to help those who are ready to heal. But when you or a loved one are ready to face down addiction, you may wonder the benefits of inpatient vs outpatient treatment. Both types of programs …

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Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid abuse is a major public health issue. Every day 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses. The rise of prescription opioid abuse has led to rises in heroin and fentanyl use and overdose deaths as well. These opioids are highly addictive. Heroin is so potent an individual can become addicted after one use. Often, a …

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Types of Addiction

While nearly everyone has heard of one type of addiction or another, not everyone understands just what addiction is. Also, few realize just how widespread and varied addiction can be. In the United States, in 2018, over 53 million Americans used illicit drugs. A large portion of these people developed substance use disorder, the inability …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

It’s estimated that nearly 15 million Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism or, as it is now termed, alcohol use disorder affects so many people outside of the individual, many wonder if they are at risk of developing it. Because alcohol use disorder has a genetic component, it’s not inappropriate to ask, ‘Is alcoholism …

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

In 2018, over 21 million Americans needed treatment because of their substance use disorder, whether to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, the healing process takes time. Addiction is complex. It involves both physical and psychological elements. Because of this, the stages of addiction recovery will be different for every person. Yet …

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What is Psychotherapy?

When an individual struggles with substance use disorder, they need a variety of treatment to help them overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Therapy is one of the ways treatment facilities like Promises Five Palms help individuals heal. However, you may wonder just what is psychotherapy? Many people have misconceptions about therapy. It prevents …

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