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Treatment & Detox Guide

Opiates and the Brain – How Addiction Happens

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Opiate addiction develops out of a series of changes that take place inside the brain. Over time, these changes alter the brain’s overall structures and chemical processes. As these alterations take shape, a vicious cycle of opiates and the brain ensues for as long as a person continues to use. According to the U. S…..

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Toughest hurdle to overcome is denial

It is often difficult for the family to admit something is wrong Telling your drug-addicted child he or she isn’t welcome at home unless they get treatment or abides by the house rules is painful for any parent. “But it may be the critical move that eventually saves a child’s life,” said addictions expert Dr…..

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Good news, bad news about teen drinking

Aaron Holsinger said he doesn’t like telling his tragic tale, but he really has no choice. Holsinger, now 28, was convicted of negligent homicide after his girlfriend, Gina Erickson, died in a 2001 drunken-driving accident. He was driving the car. He spent six months in jail, will be on probation until he is 41 and….

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What you Can’t Bring to Treatment

Are you heading into a treatment program to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction? If you’re already on your way to getting the help you need and you’re trying to figure out what it is that you should (or should not) bring with you to drug or alcohol addiction treatment, consider these items….

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Lotus Therapy, a New Old Path

The patient sat with his eyes closed, submerged in the rhythm of his own breathing, and after a while noticed that he was thinking about his troubled relationship with his father. “I was able to be there, present for the pain,” he said, when the meditation session ended. “To just let it be what it….

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