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Most Addictive Drugs

More than 21 million Americans battle some type of drug addiction. While there is an endless array of prescription and illicit drugs – more popping up every day – some drugs have a more powerful effect than others. Let’s take a closer look at the most addictive drugs out there and where to find a prescription…

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Fentanyl Side Effects

Like any other medication, fentanyl comes with side effects. Not all of these side effects are lethal. However, they can cause health problems over time. You should tell your doctor about any fentanyl side effects that you experience to learn if you need a fentanyl addiction treatment program for women in Asheville NC. Common Fentanyl Side…

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Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can produce side effects that are harmful and even deadly. If you drink large amounts of alcohol in a single sitting, then you may experience multiple immediate symptoms of alcohol poisoning. For instance, you may not be able to breathe, or you could end up in a coma. Your body temperature and heart…

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

If marijuana addiction has taken you down a destructive path, then there is help at The Willows. We offer marijuana addiction treatment and therapy for substance abuse. Our treatment center provides detox, initial treatment, and ongoing support to ensure that you fully recover from your addiction. If you are ready to take the first step…

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Life Skills Training

Life skills training encompasses a broad spectrum of activities and therapy that helps you function in the real world. By working with a therapist or participating in a project, you can learn skills that improve your relationships, boost your work performance, or help you cope with your addiction. Life skills are an essential part of…

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine or coke is a stimulant derived from the coca leaves. This recreational drug is commonly snorted, inhaled or dissolved and injected into the veins. Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the world, second only to marijuana. Due to its addictive nature, it is important to recognize the signs of cocaine addiction…

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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioid painkillers, often used in recovery from surgery. On the street, fentanyl is sometimes mixed with other drugs such as heroin, to make heroin more profitable, resulting in hundreds of deaths by overdose every year. This leads others to find a women’s heroin addiction treatment program. Fentanyl addiction…

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy is a form of cognitive therapy (MBCT). MBCT teaches people how to move away from negative thought patterns that can trigger a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse. Usually, it occurs when partaking in a meditation therapy program. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Substance Abuse The purpose of MBCT is to teach…

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Celebrating a Sober Fourth of July

July 4th is the day we commemorate the Declaration of Independence. It is a day of parades, fireworks, and bar-b-ques. For many people, it is also a struggle to remain sober from drug or alcohol abuse. In this article, we will talk about effective ways to celebrate a sober fourth of July. The Stress of…

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is something that counselors use to help clients find internal motivation. Then, this motivation helps people to catalyze behavior changes. This kind of technique is a practical, fast way to help people make significant life changes. How Does Motivational Interviewing Work for Addictions? Originally, this technique was first discussed in 1983 by Professional…