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What Are the Differences Between Opioids and Opiates?

The abuse of opioids and opiates is one of the most significant challenges facing healthcare systems. While these drugs have some differences, most people do not know this and tend to mix their names. These substances are addictive and can cause serious health issues if used for an extended period. However, seeking treatment for opioid…

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Should I Participate in Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a treatment that provides access to the support needed when dealing with problems. It is particularly useful in treating addiction and mental health issues like anxiety. Besides, it can help deal with anger issues and family conflicts caused by these problems. It’s critical to understand the importance of individual therapy and what…

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How to Find Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

Drug abuse affects not only the well-being of the user; it also impacts their family and friends. While some addiction signs are easy to recognize, some factors, such as isolation, make it difficult to know when someone needs help. Still, observing their behavior and health can assist in seeking addiction treatment. At Amatus Recovery Centers,…

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How To Have a Sober Halloween

Staying sober during Halloween can be very challenging, especially when attending social gatherings. Unlike during childhood, when this holiday is all about candy and costumes, most adults celebrate it at parties involving drugs and alcohol. Still, there are numerous ways to have fun during Halloween while staying sober. If you need extra support during this…

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The 6 Stages of Addiction Recovery

While every individual’s addiction recovery process is different, Amatus Recovery Centers recognize a familiar path. After you decide to seek help, we’ll walk with you through several stages of addiction recovery. During the early stages, you should focus on physical and mental adjustments to get used to living free from drugs and alcohol. Working on…