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3 Common Occurrences of Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse refers to a dependence on multiple substances taken in combination. The risks are higher than abuse of a single drug because mixing various substances can easily lead to entirely unexpected results, side effects, and even overdose. Substance abuse treatment programs are the only safe option for addressing this disorder. If you or someone…

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What Is Psychological Dependence?

When people talk about the negative impacts of substance abuse, much of the discussion centers on addiction and physical dependence problems. But psychological dependence is another major factor involved in excessive drinking or drug use. Though physical and psychological dependence is interrelated, they are not the same thing. Abuse of drugs or alcohol leads to…

What is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is a medication used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorder. It is sometimes used for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is the use of medications—often in combination with therapy—to treat addiction. Vivitrol is the brand name and injectible form of Naltrexone. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids. It…

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5 Benefits of a Women’s Addiction Treatment Center

The goal of any addiction treatment is to serve the client’s needs best and achieve the most successful outcome possible. Gender-specific treatment is often the very best option for both men and women for a variety of reasons. Though addiction works similarly for both women and men, there are biological and psychological differences, such as…

woman struggling with an anxiety disorder and addiction

How an Anxiety Disorder Can Impact Addiction

Most people understand what anxiety is. Everyone experiences situational anxiety, for example, when anticipating something unpleasant like a major test or surgery. But an anxiety disorder is a mental health diagnosis that affects approximately 40 million adults in the US. An anxiety disorder treatment program, where medication and therapy can help manage someone’s symptoms, is…

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What to Look for in Residential Rehab Centers

For those beginning their recovery journey, the benefits of residential addiction treatment programs are significant. Inpatient drug rehab programs like those at Amatus Recovery Centers include medically supervised detox and an integrated treatment plan that outlines the steps of rehab and the services you will receive. Supervision of detox and recovery by medical and mental…