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How to Prepare for Residential Addiction Treatment

For some people, deciding to start addiction treatment can be overwhelming. Preparing for residential rehab and knowing what to expect can be just as daunting. People from all walks of life begin inpatient treatment programs across the country every day. Anxiety and fear before entering rehab are normal. However, there are some ways to help…

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How Opiates Affect Your Body Physically

America is currently experiencing an opiate crisis. Originally derived from opium, natural opiates like morphine and heroin are euphoric painkillers. Today, synthetic opiates, known as opioids, have the same effect and are prevalent across the country. Both drugs are highly addictive, and many people may take an opioid, like OxyContin, and switch to heroin because…

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How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

Many of those struggling with heroin use disorders and who want to quit often keep asking: How long does heroin withdrawal last? Heroin abuse is a huge problem worldwide, and the US has its fair share of the problem. Hundreds of Americans die daily after overdosing on opioids, including prescription painkillers, fentanyl, and heroin. Heroin…

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

Heroin abuse continues to cause pain and misery for thousands each year. This powerfully addictive drug can send your life into a tailspin, putting you at grave risk of death from overdose. Given the extent of the heroin epidemic in this country, gaining knowledge about heroin overdose symptoms is a wise move. Recognizing the symptoms…

3 Signs You’re Addicted to Cocaine

Cocaine is a common stimulant often considered a party drug. Derived from the leaves of the South American cocoa plant, cocaine gives users feelings of intense happiness. Commonly found in a white powder, cocaine is smoked, snorted, or injected. Some people may use cocaine infrequently in social situations. Because of its euphoric effects, the drug…

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Benefits of a Men’s Detox Center

Addiction affects people from all walks of life. Addiction affects both men and women every day across the country. While addiction is not gendered, many find greater treatment support from single-gender detox centers. Both men and women find themselves at greater ease when detoxing with their own gender. For many men, a men’s-only addiction treatment…

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Risks of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading addiction issues in our country today. Many begin taking prescription painkillers after a routine surgery or minor injury. These drugs block pain receptors in the brain, altering brain chemistry. Because of this, these drugs can be habit-forming. Prescription drug abuse takes physical, emotional, and psychological tolls on…

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Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

Every day, people from all walks of life across the country battle addiction. Many of those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency hide their addiction. It can take months or years for their families to notice. It can take just as long for someone to admit they need addiction help. Unnecessary shame, embarrassment, and feelings…

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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and seeking help at an addiction recovery program takes courage and strength. Every September at Atlanta Detox Center we celebrate National Recovery Month. This is a time to reflect on that courage and strength, as well as the heart and soul of the treatment professionals who…