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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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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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What Are Process Addictions?

What are process addictions? When people think of addiction, substance use tends to come to mind first. However, plenty of behaviors and interactions can trigger a reward response in the brain. That response is what leads to addiction. For that reason, finding a process addiction treatment center is often a must. What Are Process Addictions?…

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Mental Health and the Holidays

All of us would like to think that the holidays are an exclusively positive time, where we leave behind the stress and anxiety of our daily routines. At Palmetto Center, we know that as positive as time away from work or school, being around family, and eating and drinking can be, it can also add…

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