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How to Prepare for Alcohol Detox

Choosing to quit drinking is a life-changing decision, especially when someone suffers from alcohol use disorder (AUD). As with all chemical dependence, the downside of quitting is that you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe. The alcohol detox center at Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers patients a comfortable…

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5 Signs of Opioid Detox

Most people have heard about the opioid epidemic, but many still do not understand it. The opioid epidemic refers specifically to the increasingly growing number of overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by opioids, both prescription and illegal. Primarily due to opioids, drug overdose is now the leading cause of preventable death across the nation. Opioid…

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3 Benefits of a Residential Addiction Treatment Program

Drug and alcohol rehab programs generally fall into inpatient and outpatient categories. While both are equally focused on successful recovery, each has pros and cons, depending on your individual needs and circumstances. Most people in recovery work through the continuum of care transitionally, stepping down from higher treatment levels as they progress toward their recovery…

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5 Signs of a Cocaine Addiction in a Loved One

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that causes significant changes in the brain and behavior. It is estimated that approximately five million Americans are regular cocaine users. What starts as recreational use or experimentation often quickly develops into a potentially life-threatening addiction with devastating consequences in all areas of life. Because of its high cost,…

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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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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…

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What Is Court-Ordered Treatment?

The impacts of drug and alcohol addiction are far-reaching, affecting not only the person suffering from addiction but their friends, family, and even society as a whole. People suffering from addiction are more likely to encounter legal problems than the general public because they are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors. Finding yourself involved…

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How to Have a Sober Summer Vacation

Summertime: the days are long, skies are blue, and fun is in the air. Summer is a time of socialization full of parties, barbecues, concerts, vacations, and hanging out at the lake, pool, or ocean. For most people, alcohol is a central part of summertime activities. For those in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse,…