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What Are Relapse Triggers: Internal Vs External Relapse Triggers

Addiction relapse triggers in drug and alcohol abuse recovery are quickly becoming a major concern for inpatient and outpatient treatment addicts. Substance abuse triggers are internal and external cues that cause a person in recovery to crave drugs and often relapse or lapse. On average more than 85% of individuals are susceptible to relapse in the

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Opiate Replacement Therapy vs Abstinence

Two Approaches to Opiate Addiction Treatment This post is designed to compare two approaches to recovery from opioid addiction.  The first is the abstinence-based treatment model, which insists that recovery can only be achieved if a person stops using drugs entirely.  This is the approach we use at GateHouse Treatment. The other approach is one

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