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Does Prescription Drug Addiction Require Detox to Overcome?

Detox is the first stage of most prescription drug addiction treatment programs, but how important is it? It’s a fair question for anyone considering prescription drug treatment to ask. Prescription drug addiction treatment at Atlanta Detox Center is just one of the options people have for their recovery journeys. If you or someone you care…

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Breaking the Cycle of Opiate Addiction

Drug use can be recreational or therapeutic. Addiction, however, is a cycle, especially when it comes to opiate use. That cycle can lead to chronic relapse unless you break it. An opiate addiction treatment program will not only help stop drug use but, hopefully, will break the cycle that puts recovery at risk. Our Atlanta…

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Physical Effects of Medical Detox on Your Body

People sometimes misunderstand the need for medical care to treat substance abuse. Addiction is a chronic illness that affects the brain, nervous system, and vital organs. It requires medical intervention, just like any chronic disease. The first stage is treatment at a medical detox center. The medical detox center at Atlanta Detox Center provides comprehensive treatment for…

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Celebrating Fourth of July When You’re Detoxing from Alcohol

The Fourth of July is a celebration full of barbecues, fireworks, and, for many, alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are often part of the party. What should you do if you are detoxing from alcohol during this national holiday? Can you celebrate and still detox from alcohol? Or, do you need to go to…

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What Is Gender-Specific Treatment?

Mental health disorders are among the most pressing issues facing the healthcare system today. Because there has been a lot of research done in this field recently, treatment has become more specialized. That has given rise to something known as gender-specific treatment. Now, there are options available, including men’s detox centers, women’s detox centers, and…

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What Is Psychological Dependence?

The complexity of dealing with addiction involves more than a client’s physical need for drugs or alcohol. Psychological dependence is about how substance abuse affects your behavior and ability to function. When it comes to substance abuse treatment programs, Atlanta Detox Center prides itself on how it approaches the issue of helping clients deal with…