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Moral Inventory and Recovery

Overcoming addiction is no easy task, but with the right treatment program, you can find your way through it and to what awaits on the other side—a healthy life of sobriety. Even if you have already tried to quit alcohol or drugs before but failed, you can still achieve recovery. Finding the most appropriate treatment …

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What Are Defects of Character in Recovery?

Trying to overcome addiction without a plan can set you up for failure. The 12-step program used by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides the structure needed to give you a sense of direction as you navigate recovery. But you do not have to go through it on your own. Finding an addiction treatment center that offers …

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Can Someone Find Out If You’re in Rehab?

Many people struggling with addiction or substance use disorder (SUD) want to seek treatment but feel they cannot. They may worry about confidentiality, insurance coverage, and the potential for stigma when friends and family find out that they need help for drug or alcohol misuse. However, finding an accepting and supportive community is integral to …

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Depersonalization and Addiction

Many people have experienced feeling detached from themselves at some point in life. This is more common when you are exhausted or have experienced a very stressful event, such as a physical assault or losing a loved one. But when this feeling of detachment becomes chronic, you may have a condition known as depersonalization or …

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What Is Being Dry Drunk?

Dry drunk may seem contradictory since a person cannot be dry and drunk simultaneously. Instead, the meaning of “dry drunk” refers to a person’s susceptibility to relapsing from sobriety. Understanding the symptoms of dry drunk syndrome is helpful to know if you or a loved one may be at risk of relapse. The sooner you get …

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What Is Wet Brain?

Wet brain syndrome (WBS) is a severe health issue that often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms resemble other health conditions, and many people are unfamiliar with it. Various issues can cause WBS, but it is most often related to long-term alcohol misuse. If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol addiction along with cognitive …

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What Is Flakka?

“Flakka” is a synthetic cathinone drug commonly abused in Florida. When misused, it is a potent stimulant that can cause severe and unwanted psychological and physical issues. Call 1.844.675.1022 to speak with someone from the caring and compassionate team at My 5 Palms about synthetic drug addiction and our addiction treatment programs that focus on …

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What Is Lean?

What is “lean”? Also known as “purple drank” or “sizzurp,” it is an illegal street drug that has become increasingly popular among teens and young adults. This potent mixture contains codeine—a narcotic pain reliever—and promethazine, an antihistamine used to treat allergies. It can be highly addictive and dangerous, leading to serious health complications or death. …

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