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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…

a woman struggles with polysubstance abuse

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…

a man knows he has to work on relapse prevention

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…

woman who is craving sugar after quitting alcohol

Craving Sugar After You Quit Alcohol?

When someone quits drinking alcohol, they may expect to feel intense cravings or discomfort. However, people are usually surprised when they are hit with strong sugar cravings. On the surface, the connection between sugar and alcohol may seem weird. At Atlanta Detox Center, we know that understanding what sugar addiction is and how it is…

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What Science Tells Us About Addiction

Addiction is a disease. Despite what some people believe, it’s nearly impossible to quit “cold turkey” independently. When you look at the facts, there is a direct link between science and addiction. Drug or alcohol addiction is characterized by a compulsive drive to seek and use substances. It also causes molecular and neurochemical changes in…

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5 Myths About Addiction

Myths about addiction may be hindering you from getting help for substance abuse. If so, you may want to dig a little deeper to explore the facts about substance abuse and addiction treatment therapies’ effectiveness. Addiction myths are often a product of culture, which has a way of bringing credibility to half-truths or outright lies.…

man wondering why do i black out when i drink

Why Do I Black Out When I Drink?

Getting help for addiction to alcohol or drugs can be a daunting task. For many, the process includes taking a look at your own behaviors and asking, “Am I actually an addict or alcoholic?” It turns out blacking out has much more to do with drinking a large amount of alcohol on an empty stomach. Many alcoholics…