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What are the Different Types of Addiction?

There are two broad types of addiction. These are substance addiction and process addiction, also known as behavioral addiction. Research has shown a surprising amount of similarities between the two along with positive responses to addiction treatment. Similarities Between Types of Addiction There are some common indications of addiction that apply to substance addiction and…

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Relationships and Addiction

Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and being in a loving relationship is like putting a match to dynamite. The combination can be explosive and deadly to a relationship. The destruction doesn’t stop there either but goes on to affect children, parents, siblings and beyond. Learn more about how relationships and addiction affect everyone around…

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The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction follows a very specific process. It does not matter if you are addicted to over-the-counter medication, heroin, marijuana or alcohol, the addiction process remains the same. Understanding the 5 stages of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering from an addiction. Step 1 – Experimental Process…

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Buprenorphine and Naloxone

A recent press release for Bunavail says it all: 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. Heroin and prescription opiate addiction are massive, under-treated and under-reported conditions in the United States. According to 2013 estimates, there are over 669,000 opiate…

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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. This requires the need for detox and long-term recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse. ā€¯Every American is acutely aware of…

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Children and Addiction

There are an estimated over 24 million Americans who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. And that’s not to mention other addictions, such as gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, pornography, food, and many more. Children of Addicted Parents When a parent struggles with addiction, it affects the entire family. Palmetto offers family counseling for addiction…

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Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD. It also treats narcolepsy (the sudden and uncontrollable onset of sleepiness) and some forms of depression that do not respond to other treatments. Adderall, however, is a very dangerous prescription medication because of its side effects and has a high potential for addiction. Through…

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Addiction and Intervention

Almost everyone knows someone struggling with addiction. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know why someone becomes addicted to drugs. We also lack an understanding of the physiological effects of drugs and how they change the brain. Through these changes, they foster compulsive drug addiction. Too many people view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a…

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