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Devastating Facts About Opiate Addiction

72,000 people dying in one year from drug overdoses. This is more than all the people who died in the Vietnam War and Iraq war combined.

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Recovery Gets Easier

Once you have made that decision, everything else will begin to fall into place. You will learn how to re-take control of your life.

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Opiate Addiction Is Escalating

The opiate crisis is escalating, and people have begun to overdose in very large numbers. If you are struggling with an opiate addiction, this is information you must know.

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The Personal Side Of Addiction

One of the most important things that you will learn in rehab is that there are times in your life where you may experience a relapse. It happens to the best of us, and it may even happen more than once.

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The Truth About Relapse

One of the most important things that you will learn in rehab is that there are times in your life where you may experience a relapse. It happens to the best of us, and it may even happen more than once.

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What in the World is "Kratom"?

It is deceptively marketed as side-effect free and many people believe that Kratom is not addictive. This is a very dangerous misconception.

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Tramadol Addiction

There is a very large misconception that Tramadol is not addictive because it is a synthetic form of codeine. This prescription medication is generally prescribed for minor to moderate pain.

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Addiction Questions You Must Ask

If you think that you may have a problem, or you are concerned for a loved one but do not know what types of questions to ask to determine if there is an addiction problem, you can use the following guideline of issues to address.

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Substance Abuse and Effects On The Brain

Most people do not realize is that regardless of what type of substance they are abusing, they all cause physical changes to the brain.

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The 5 Stages Of Addiction

Understanding the five steps of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering with an addiction.

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Xanax Medication Can Be Dangerous

Many people are prescribed anti-anxiety medications. One off the most popular anti-anxiety medications is Xanax and it is also one of the most addictive.

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Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy and some forms of depression that does not respond to other treatments.

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The Four Reasons You Are Avoiding Recovery

These four common worries about entering into a substance abuse recovery facility are all issues that can be easily answered.

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Looking for Answers About Your Addiction?

Whatever your needs are, there are quality programs available. You are not stuck with an addiction and you do not have to face the addiction, or your recovery alone.

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How Opiates Work in Our Body

Not many people realize that your body has natural opioid receptors. In fact, your body actually produces a type of opioid that helps to fight pain when you have received an injury or experience pain.

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Alcohol Addiction and the Treatment Options Available

Alcohol addiction or alcoholism or alcohol dependence comes about as a result of prolonged alcohol abuse. They feel that they have to drink to feel normal or continue with their daily activities.

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The Importance of Gender Specific Group Therapy

We have recently started a female only group in order to address the sensitive issues that sometimes women face in their addiction.

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Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier

Many individuals who consider themselves to have a co-occurring mood disorder may find that through the twelve-step program, not only can they maintain sobriety, but their mood disorder improves.

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Treatment Myths and the Addiction Recovery Process

Addiction recovery encompasses a range of variables that work together to address the challenges that one faces when starting the road to their recovery.

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The Truth About Addiction Treatment

Treatment for addiction encompasses a range of variables and stages that work together to address the challenges that one faces when starting the road to their recovery.

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The Healing Power of EMDR & Prayer

As I work with people at Palmetto to achieve spiritual, emotional, and mental healing, I have combined two dynamics to facilitate that healing: prayer and EMDR.

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Why Alcohol Addiction is So Destructive

The Destructive Nature of Alcohol Addiction. Millions of people across the world are suffering with alcohol addiction every single day.

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Drug Addiction and Holiday Stress

The holiday season is a mixture of joy and stress for most of us but, for those struggling with alcohol the stress of the holidays can be overwhelming.

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The Opioid Epidemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015. That is one death every ten minutes.

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Vicodin and Teenage Addiction

Vicodin addiction among teens has become a tremendous problem. Many teens have a steady supply of the drugs right from their parents' medicine cabinets.

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How God and Palmetto Saved My Life

When I woke up in the Emergency Room on April 28, 2015, I felt as though my life was over, and I wanted to die. I looked at the faces of my loved ones, and the disappointment, sadness and anger was all too apparent.

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Teens and Oxycodone Abuse

Many teenagers are introduced to the drug by friends at school who have access to the drug because it is a legally prescribed drug and found in many home medicine cabinets making it easily accessible for teens.

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Fentanyl – A New Player in the Opioid Epidemic

The sharp increase of the main correlating drug used, or "cut" with fentanyl, heroin, is said to be on the rise at an alarming rate.

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What Role Does Diet Play for a Recovering Addict?

It is important for a recovering addict and those in their support system to understand the impact that nutrition has in overcoming their addiction.

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Transitioning To A Sober Life

For people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. Addressing the causes of your addiction change is achievable.

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Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you so you need to be aware of the warning signs. Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it.

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Journaling Through Recovery

Keeping a journal can be an effective tool for someone detoxing and in recovery. For someone in recovery, journaling is a great way to track your progress.

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Relationships and Addiction

Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and being in a loving relationship are like putting a match to dynamite.

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Tips For Healthy Living

Here are some no-brainer tips and perhaps some timely reminders that will help you to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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Detox and Long Term Recovery

Addiction is a complex brain disease and, like other chronic illnesses, relapse is all too common. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse.

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Addiction and Intervention

Almost everyone knows someone who is addicted in some way. Unfortunately, many of us do not know why someone becomes addicted to drugs or the physiological effects of drugs and how they change the brain to foster compulsive drug addiction.

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Teens and Drug Abuse

Whether we like it or not, alcohol and drugs are a realistic part of our American culture. Teenage culture is no exception. Knowing how to see the signs of drug and alcohol use, abuse and addiction is important for every parent and caregiver to know.

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How Gender Plays A Role In Drug Addiction

Research indicates that gender affects a person's response to drugs and their likelihood of falling into addiction and requiring treatment.

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The Journey to a Drug Free Life isn't Easy, but it is Obtainable

You can live a drug free life. The first-step is up to you. Many struggling with drug addiction want to break free are often afraid that they will fail.

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Opioid Treatment Affected by New Bill

Opioid Treatment and How It Is Becoming More Available Since a New Bill Passed Congress

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Children & Addiction

There are an estimated over 24 million Americans who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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The Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain

If you've ever had alcohol to drink, you've definitely noticed some of the affects that it has on you, even after only one or two drinks.

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Alumni Weekend – April 22-23, 2016

We are pleased to Welcome all alumni and friends of Palmetto back to Rayville for an exciting weekend of fun, fellowship, and FOOD!

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Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve is one of the many holidays during the year when alcoholic indulgences are not only expected but encouraged.

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Sobriety During Halloween

Staying sober during Halloween while still enjoying the holiday can be just as difficult if not more than the coming holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Alcoholism and Parenting

Parenting can put a strain on any aspect of life. Many times, new parents have to learn to adjust to their new responsibilities.

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Palmetto Provides Counseling for Women's Issues

Do you or a close friend or family member know someone who is Anorexic? Odds are that you do and you might not even know it.

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Women's Wellness Group

A women's group that focuses on body image and eating disorder issues has recently been added to Palmetto's program!

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Holidays for Recovering Alcoholics

While the holidays are meant to be the happiest time of the year for most people, they can often be the most difficult for those recovering from addiction.

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Buprenorphine and Naloxone

First and Only FDA-Approved (Buccal Formulation) of Buprenorphine and Naloxone to compete in the $1.7 Billion and Growing U.S. Opioid Dependence Market.

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Testifying can help

Coming forward and speaking about recovery is vital to the success of recovering alcoholics and addicts.

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Prescription Drug Addiction

"Right now we have more people that are dying from prescription opioids than cocaine and heroin combined," said Robert Hill, a DEA special agent with years of experience on the front lines of the war.

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol

It's a dangerous trend that's not going anywhere fast.

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