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Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Some people do not understand how addiction, which often begins with deciding to drink or try a drug at a party, is a disease. So, is addiction a disease? The choice argument focuses on what people point out as a string of bad decisions. Some people will denigrate those who equate addiction with what they…

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Oxycodone vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone and heroin, many people question which is one worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse. Doctors prescribe oxycodone, and heroin is bought on the street. However, are they really that different? No matter the opiate, at Atlanta Detox Center, our opioid addiction treatment program can help…

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4 Characteristics to Look for in a Detox Center

It takes a lot of strength and courage to admit that you have a problem and need help. That’s a significant indicator that you’re ready to work on freeing yourself from the damage and destruction of your substance use disorder. Now you’ve got to start researching substance abuse treatment programs capable of fulfilling your needs.…

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Beginning Detox Treatment During National Women’s Health Week

If you’re a woman struggling with addiction, National Women’s Health Week is an excellent time to put the spotlight on your issues. Many women get so caught up in their pursuit of a substance of choice that they neglect themselves. It’s time to put your health first by considering enrolling in a women’s detox program.…

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How Can Stress Awareness Benefit Your Recovery?

Stress Awareness Month is the ideal time to think about your own stress management skills. Every April since 1992, this month has been dedicated to bringing awareness to stress and the development of coping mechanisms. Stress is a part of life for many people. Yet, it is often a compounding factor of complications for those…

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Treatments for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Those who drink excessive amounts of alcohol for a long period of time may have physical and psychological alcohol dependence and may need to enter into an alcohol addiction treatment program. As a result, it could be extremely challenging to cut back or stop consuming alcohol altogether. This is because they might be suffering from…

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Atlanta Legalizes Needle Exchange Program

Georgia’s Newest Effort in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic At least 320 needle exchange programs exist across the U.S. These programs are legal in 28 states and Washington, D.C., according to HIV and AIDS research organization AmfAR. Georgia added its name to list when Governor Brian Kemp passed a bill legalizing a needle exchange…