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5 Harmful Myths About Addiction Treatment

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

Treatment for addiction saves lives. But there is still a lot of uncertainty about what rehab for substance abuse can or cannot accomplish. As a result, people have polarized views about inpatient addiction treatment, either idealizing it as a cure-all or cynically dismissing it as a recipe for failure.

Neither opinion is correct, but each is supported by myths that top rehab centers are doing their very best to refute. Here we will debunk some of the most damaging of these false beliefs, all of which could prevent people struggling with substance abuse from getting the expert medical assistance they desperately need.

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How Physical Treatments Affect Mental Health

Posted on March 24th, 2017

Chemical interactions in the brain are the basis of all mental health. When the correct chemicals are present in the correct amounts, your mood remains stable and you have a positive outlook on life. When the chemicals become imbalanced, you may experience mood swings or get stuck feeling severely depressed, manic, anxious or paranoid, to name a few.

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Heroin Treatment Drugs (and Their Risks) Explained

Posted on February 15th, 2017

Approximately 33 million people worldwide use opioids, according to the 2016 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. In the U.S., the heroin crisis has reached epidemic proportions with a reported 145% increase in heroin users since 2007. And with opioid-related deaths on the rise, addiction science is scrambling to catch up with the dire need for effective interventions to treat a condition with relapse rates hovering around 90%.

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Alternative Therapies and Treatment

Alternative Treatments and the Changing Face of Drug Rehab

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Alternative therapies for addiction have become so popular they can’t really be considered “alternative” anymore. The mainstreaming of diverse recovery strategies has been one of the more notable achievements in addiction treatment in recent years, and this ongoing trend shows no signs of slowing any time soon.

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