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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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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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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…