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4 Common Risks of Prescription Drug Addiction

Taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s recommendation increases the risks for several adverse consequences, including addiction. Even after developing an addiction, additional problems often still result. There are many common risks of prescription drug addiction, and recognizing these risks may indicate the need for addiction treatment. The addiction treatment programs at Amatus Recovery Centers can…

Embracing stress awareness month

Embracing Stress Awareness Month to Benefit Your Mental Health

Each April, mental health professionals commemorate Stress Awareness Month. During this time, people everywhere can learn more about how stress impacts mental health, what proper stress handling looks like, and how to get help if they don’t cope well. Our Amatus Recovery Centers team wants people to be more aware of the connection between Stress…

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How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…

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The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…

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3 Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They affect both women and men, but that doesn’t mean the treatment should be the same for both. Gender-specific treatment programs, such as the ones available at Amatus Recovery Centers, customizes the care plan to meet the needs of women and men individually. It recognizes the genders’ uniqueness and how…