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What’s the Difference Between Abuse and Addiction?

The terms “abuse” and “addiction” are often used interchangeably when discussing drugs and alcohol, which can lead many to believe that they are wholly synonymous with each other. While there are many similarities between the two terms, they are not necessarily the same thing. Understanding the difference between drug and alcohol addiction and abuse can …

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Detoxing From Alcohol: What to Expect

Deciding to sober clean can be scary, especially when you know what the first step of detoxing entails. However, detox is necessary for treating alcoholism. Alcohol detox may be painful, uncomfortable, and life-threatening. It is not enough to know the general stories regarding alcohol detox – everyone’s detox and withdrawal experience will differ. Knowing what …

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What is Sub-Acute Medical Detox and When is it Needed?

Recovery often begins with the process of detoxification, or detox. For most individuals entering treatment, sub-acute medical detox is needed because it does not require immediate attention and intense medical care – the risk of developing severe symptoms is low. Sub-acute medical detox generally occurs in a residential detox facility, intensive outpatient program (IOP), urgent …

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Treatment facilities for drugs and alcohol around the United States are utilizing medication-assisted therapy (MAT) to help clients in the recovery process. When used in combination with other forms of treatment such as behavioral therapies, counseling, and alternative therapies, this can prove extremely beneficial for healing. Recovery can be sustained for the long term by …

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