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Can I Keep My Job While Getting Addiction Treatment?

While millions of people in the United States meet the criteria for substance use disorders, only a small percentage receive treatment. Several factors contribute to this gap, but many people don’t pursue treatment because they aren’t sure if they can take time away from their jobs. An employee assistance program, a benefit offered by many…

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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

A highly addictive stimulant, cocaine produces potent withdrawal symptoms that may be hard to recognize. Withdrawal from cocaine doesn’t present the physical, life-threatening symptoms that people can suffer when they withdraw from other addictive drugs like heroin. Cocaine addiction withdrawal symptoms are primarily behavioral and psychological, but they can still lead to lasting damage if…

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Qualities of a Successful Boston Alcohol Rehab

Choosing the right Boston alcohol rehab center can be critical to your recovery or a loved one’s recovery. Clients should expect excellence from their treatment program since a great program can provide invaluable help in the lifelong recovery journey. The best programs have a strong track record of retaining clients in treatment, keeping them engaged,…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

Prescription drug abuse is a serious public health hazard. In 2020 alone, over 16 million Americans abused prescription medications or took them other than what they were prescribed. This could mean taking more than the prescribed amount of medication, taking medication that wasn’t prescribed to you, becoming addicted to prescription drugs, or even overdosing. Prescription…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Effects of Alcohol on Women

If you’re considering women’s alcohol rehab for yourself or a woman you care about, it’s important to understand the effects of alcohol on women. Alcohol presents a greater danger to women’s bodies than it does to men’s bodies. And the different social pressures and expectations women face can contribute to their drinking habits as well.…

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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

Trauma, or harmful experiences that leave a lingering impact on people’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, has a complicated relationship with substance abuse. A strong trauma therapy program for addiction recovery will treat the whole individual—addressing not only their substance use but its causes and effects. Symptoms and Consequences of Trauma Many different events can…

troubled man contemplating the relationship between alcohol and anxiety

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are different from the day-to-day anxiety everyone experiences in stressful situations. For people with anxiety disorders, daily life can seem physically and emotionally overwhelming, and they may turn to alcohol to cope. If you or someone you love has a substance use disorder, an alcohol and anxiety treatment program can address both concerns…

signs of a functioning alcoholic

Alcohol Awareness Month: Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Anyone with an alcohol use disorder—a condition that makes people unable to control their drinking—can benefit from an alcoholic treatment program. Their symptoms don’t have to be severe. Many people who need treatment may fit the definition of “functioning alcoholics” or people with alcohol use disorders who appear successful in daily life. During Alcohol Awareness…