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How Can I Help an Addict, Even If It’s Myself?
Addiction often times can seem overwhelming. When someone we love exhibits signs of addiction, or we notice them in ourselves, we can feel powerless…
Detox (drug detoxification)

Detox, or detoxification, is the process of removing a drug from someone’s system and allowing normal body chemistry to return. It also includes the short-term withdrawal symptoms that happen as the body reacts to not having the addictive substance…

Am I an Addict?
We also know that while someone may have occasionally crossed the line of responsible use of alcohol, there is a distinct difference between getting drunk on your birthday and being an alcoholic…
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a complex disease. Physiological, genetic, psychosocial, nutritional and environmental factors are often thought to lead to the development of this disorder…
What is Methadone?
Approved by the FDA in 1947 as a painkiller, methadone is one of the most thoroughly studied and researched drugs in modern medicine…
Is Addiction a Disease?
For roughly the last one hundred years in America, public perceptions of the nature of addiction have varied considerably, and available treatments for addiction have been equally as inconsistent…
Addiction Statistics and Facts
More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year. Direct and indirect causes of death include drunk driving, cirrhosis of the liver, falls, cancer, and stroke…
The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction and Recovery
Nutrition is the science of diet and health, and having good nutritional habits is important for everyone…
The Genetics of Addiction
Is there a single addiction gene? Did it condemn you at birth to become addicted to drugs or alcohol…
Why Consider a Holistic Treatment Center?
Different addiction centers provide a variety of philosophies in treatment, whether they are located in residential centers, general hospitals or outpatient centers…

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