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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Dealing with Negative Thoughts During Addiction Recovery

It’s difficult to control negative thoughts during addiction recovery. When someone stops using drugs or alcohol, the brain and body adjust. Prescription and illegal drugs and alcohol alter brain chemistry. During addiction, the brain stops producing chemicals like dopamine and GABA. These chemicals affect mood and behavior. During detox, the brain goes through chemical withdrawal…

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How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Can Help Addiction

Addiction is a disease that requires evidence-based treatment approaches for recovery. There are a variety of approaches used in treatment, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, also known as CBT. Gaining insight into cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction likely helps individuals understand why it may be an ideal part of their addiction treatment program. If you are…

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What Can an Alumni Program Do for Me?

An alumni program is a critical part of recovery success, so it’s important to understand how it fits into a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. At Atlanta Detox Center, our alumni program is another tool to help you or someone you care about maintain recovery. But, what is an alumni program? What Is an Alumni Program?…

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How to Have Success in an Addiction Treatment Program

The first step towards your success in substance abuse treatment programs is just choosing to go. Understanding that they offer the best hope of recovery is critical. At Atlanta Detox Center, our substance abuse treatment programs set people up for genuine, long-term recovery. If you or a loved one may benefit from an addiction treatment…

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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…

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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…