Addiction Addiction

Doctor Shopping: Understanding a Dangerous Practice for More

Doctor Shopping: Understanding a Dangerous Practice for More

Doctor shopping is a practice that typically involves seeking prescription medications from multiple doctors without disclosing the full extent of one’s medical history or current prescription use. Sadly, doctor shopping can lead to devastating, long-term consequences such as overmedication, adverse drug interactions, and even active addiction in some who engage in it. So, individuals must understand the risks of doctor shopping and address them. Doing so ensures they can experience more safety taking prescription medications and mitigate factors of doctor shopping that burden the healthcare system and lead some into a lifetime of addiction.

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Including Art Therapy in Recovery Programs: Top 7 Benefits for Substance Dependence Treatment

Including Art Therapy in Recovery Programs: Top 7 Benefits for Substance Dependence Treatment

How does art therapy help with substance recovery? Art therapy in recovery programs serves as a significant addition, offering various benefits to individuals grappling with substance use disorders. Studies have demonstrated that integrating a creative component into treatment programs can profoundly aid individuals on their journey toward sobriety. The combination of art therapy with traditional

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Is Tapering Substance Use Enough? 6 Challenges to Consider

Is Tapering Substance Use Enough? 6 Challenges to Consider

Does tapering substance use work? Many people who may be skeptical of substance dependence treatments tend to believe that simply tapering substance use is enough to achieve a sober life. However, they often overlook the challenges involved in becoming substance-free, such as cravings, withdrawal symptoms, the need for professional support, relapse, and mood swings, among other issues.

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Leaving rehab

The Impact of Leaving Rehab

Will I consume again if I leave rehab? The rehabilitation process holds immense significance as it ultimately ensures a thorough recovery, addressing the underlying reasons that drive individuals to engage in substance addiction. The critical moment of leaving rehab can potentially trigger concerns about relapse and even the risk of overdose. One of the challenges

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National Meth Awareness Day: Understanding the Impact

National Meth Awareness Day: Understanding the Impact

National Methamphetamine Awareness Day is an annual observance dedicated to educating the public about the dangerous effects of using methamphetamine, an illegal stimulant with potentially devastating consequences. The day was launched by President George W. Bush in 2006 to proactively reduce the use of meth and the destruction it causes while promoting mass awareness, improving

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Avoid Relapse During the Holidays

Building Resilience and Avoiding Relapse During the Holidays

How to avoid relapse during the holidays? The holidays are a time for happiness, festivities, reuniting with loved ones, and reminiscing. However, for those who are in recovery, especially during Christmas or New Year’s Eve, the holidays can be challenging and may trigger a relapse. This feeling raises the question: “How to avoid relapse during

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Respite and Addiction Treatment Centers: Strategies for Empowering Recovery

Respite and Addiction Treatment Centers: Strategies for Empowering Recovery

For those seeking freedom from the chains of addiction, utilizing supports like respite care or addiction treatment centers like GateHouse Treatment can be one of the most challenging yet pivotal experiences of their lifetime. In many cases, considering addiction treatment options can feel like a scary step. However, it can result in lasting freedom and

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Navigating Recovery After Detox What to Expect

Navigating Recovery After Detox: What to Expect

What to expect after detox?   Detoxification is the first step in addiction treatment that helps individuals safely and effectively withdraw from addictive substances such as drugs, alcohol, or opioids. The primary objective of detox is to manage and alleviate the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal that arise when a person stops using these

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FMLA and Addiction Treatment Ultimate Employee Guide Part 5

FMLA and Addiction Treatment Ultimate Employee Guide Part 5

When it comes to substance use disorder and addiction treatment, many people considering a program have concerns about how it will affect their employment and leave options. At GateHouse Treatment, we understand the complexities of addiction and its impact on the individual and their workplace. That’s why we offer comprehensive resources and support to help you

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FMLA and Addiction Treatment Ultimate Employee Guide Part 4

FMLA and Addiction Treatment Ultimate Employee Guide Part 4

Addiction treatment can be challenging and often requires concentration and dedication. Individuals and families can ensure uninterrupted recovery by leveraging the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). By utilizing this benefit, individuals can take the necessary time off work to fully engage in treatment without worrying about job loss or financial instability. Additionally, families can provide crucial

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