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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Despite national campaigns aimed at creating more awareness about opioid addiction, there remains a strong stigma surrounding heroin addiction. This stigma is due to how pop culture has portrayed heroin use throughout the years. The fact is, heroin is one of the most widely abused drugs in the nation by people of all walks of…

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What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the highest level of treatment we offer. Many people who have a substance use disorder also have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Following successful drug or alcohol detox, individuals who do not require around-the-clock care can transition into our partial hospitalization program.…

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September Is National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month

This September marks the 32nd annual National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Recovery Is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds the general public that substance use and mental health disorders have impacts that reach far beyond the individual level. It further reminds people in recovery and those who support…

a woman is introduced to an outpatient rehab

Why Outpatient Rehab Works for Busy Lifestyles

Of the millions of Americans who struggle with substance use disorders, estimates indicate that only one in ten seek treatment, even though it is widely available. There are countless reasons why people choose not to seek professional addiction treatment, but among the top are the time required for inpatient treatment and the restrictions it places…

a woman helps a loved one into alcohol treatment

Helping a Loved One into Alcohol Treatment

Witnessing a loved one suffer from an alcohol use disorder is painful and difficult. Trying to figure out how to help can lead to feelings of frustration, confusion, anger, fear, guilt, and worry, all of which take a toll on your well-being. Alcohol use disorders affect millions of people throughout the world. In the United…

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Where to Find Meth Rehab in Spokane

Methamphetamine is a derivative of amphetamine, which is a potent central nervous system stimulator. Amphetamines are prescribed to treat medical conditions like ADHD, narcolepsy, and clinical obesity, and when used properly, are highly effective. Methamphetamine, also referred to as meth, crystal meth, crystal, and crank, is commonly illegally produced in meth labs and sold as…

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What to Expect in Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription medications are used daily by millions of Americans to treat conditions that range from anxiety to pain management. There are numerous classifications of prescription medications, many of which have a high risk for abuse and addiction. Opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants are the most commonly abused. Prescription drug addiction has been on…

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What to Look for in a Treatment Center in Spokane

Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction cause significant damage not only in the life of the addicted person but in the lives of their family members. Substance use disorders know no boundaries and affect people across all demographics. Luckily, the many stigmas surrounding substance abuse and addiction have lessened in recent times, as the medical…

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Long-Term Consequences of Heavy Marijuana Use

Marijuana use has long been hotly debated. Its proponents have touted it as a harmless, natural, and even beneficial drug, but for every person who supports it, another opposes it. Historically classified as a Class I drug, the general perception of marijuana use has changed in recent years. It has been legalized for medical or…