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5 Characteristics to Look for in a Heroin Detox Center

Choosing heroin detox is the right decision for many people who are battling heroin addiction. There is a heroin epidemic in this country because heroin is highly addictive. However, heroin addiction carries numerous risks with continued use, including overdose and death. Addiction to heroin doesn’t improve without professional treatment for most people. That’s why you…

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Do I Struggle with Polysubstance Abuse?

Many people with addiction use just one drug or one type of drug. Sometimes, however, polysubstance abuse can occur. Polysubstance abuse occurs when a person uses more than one substance at the same time. There are situations where this can happen innocently, such as forgetting about taking a prescription and having a drink. Yet, for…

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Why Have a Relapse Prevention Plan?

During addiction treatment, the goal is to help someone stop using drugs and to remain drug-free for the long term. However, many people relapse, meaning they start using their drug of choice again. Investing in relapse prevention during addiction recovery can help to minimize that risk. Everything taught and developed during this type of plan…

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5 Steps to Convince Your Spouse to Enter into Men’s or Women’s Recovery

You might be worried about your spouse’s substance abuse and want your spouse to seek treatment in a men’s or women’s recovery center. It’s hard to talk to your significant other about their substance abuse, as it is common for people to hide what is going on. When your relationship is strained, and you suspect…