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Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Effects on Medications

Besides having a detrimental effect on your body, alcohol and drug abuse can also interact with other medications that you may be taking for a physical condition. These interactions can cause the medications to either not work as they should or not work at all. Antibiotics are a class of medications that can be rendered [...]

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Addiction Treatment For Teens

The world of addiction is a difficult and scary one for any adult, let alone a vulnerable, insecure teenager who is still developing and changing every day. Trying to make sense of life and dealing with a substance abuse addiction is challenging enough without having to deal with adult treatment centers or methods. Adult treatment [...]

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Dual Diagnosis: What is it and How is it Treated?

Image by the|G|™ via Flickr In the world of substance abuse treatment when a patient presents with symptoms of a mental disorder as well as needing treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, this is called a dual diagnosis situation. Dual diagnosis happens quite often in substance abuse treatment centers. Whether the substance abuse is present [...]

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How Sober Houses Aid the Recovery Process

When a newly recovering addict leaves the intensive, nurturing environment of inpatient treatment, the real world can be quite a shock. Being in charge of a brave new sober world can be overwhelming and scary while being exciting at the same time. This is the time where Sober Houses come into play. Sober Houses are [...]

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