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Common Myths About Drugs

 Pop culture, societal acceptance, social media, and the entertainment industry have all contributed to myths about drugs, leading to a significant increase in overdoses, addictions, and substance abuse. With all the misinformation in the mainstream media, it isn’t easy to separate the myths from the truth. Teenagers and adults who continue to use drugs and…

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

As the name suggests, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication—often in combination with behavioral therapies—to treat addiction. This involves using medications like Suboxone, Methadone, Vivitrol or others to block some of the effects of addictive substances, prevent withdrawal symptoms, or reduce cravings. Medication-Assisted Treatment is most often used for Opioid Use Disorder or…

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Depression and Anxiety: Is There a Connection?

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders in the U.S., affecting millions of people each year. While each condition has its own triggers, symptoms, and treatments, there are also similarities between the two. There can also be a connection between anxiety and depression, with one leading to the other.  Many people…

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The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Benzos

Many people believe that medications are generally safe to use. However, many people are unaware of the dangers of mixing these medications with alcohol. For instance, mixing alcohol and benzos can lead to serious side effects or even overdoes that leads to fatality. Therefore, they may continue to drink while being on benzos indefinitely. One…

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What is Gender-Specific Treatment?

What is gender-specific treatment? Gender-specific treatment is designed to provide specialized care to women and men separately. There are fundamental biological differences between each gender. As such, it is important that addiction treatment centers address the differences and provide the appropriate care. Gender-specific treatment is sensitive to these differences and strives to provide a personalized…