• Signs You Need a Crisis Intervention
    Addiction
    January 10, 2022

    Signs You Need a Crisis Intervention

    Addiction is a complex disease. For many, it is difficult to recognize the severity of their own problem. Even if one does, it is still difficult and often impossible...
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  • Ketamine Addiction
    Addiction Recovery
    January 7, 2022

    Ketamine Addiction

    What Is Ketamine? Ketamine–also sometimes referred to as “Special K” or just “K”–is a dissociative anesthetic originally developed to be used during surgery. As an anesthetic, it causes the...
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  • Family Roles in Addiction
    Addiction
    December 17, 2021

    Family Roles in Addiction

    There are six (6) main “roles” that tend to develop in the presence of addiction:  The (Dependent) Addicted One The first is the individual who has developed a substance...
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  • Addiction Severity Index
    Addiction
    December 10, 2021

    Addiction Severity Index

    The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a semi-structured interview that assesses someone’s need for treatment developed in the 1980’s. Therapists, medical professionals, and treatment centers use this index as...
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  • The 3 Most Important Benefits of Residential Treatment
    Addiction
    December 6, 2021

    The 3 Most Important Benefits of Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment is full-time, structured inpatient rehabilitation. While some residential treatment programs are geared toward a specific purpose, such as rehabilitation for alcoholism or drug abuse, others can have...
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  • Most Dangerous Drugs
    Addiction
    December 3, 2021

    Most Dangerous Drugs

    Below are five of the most dangerous drugs based on potency and likelihood of causing (or contributing to) death.  #1 Fentanyl and Carfentanil Fentanyl – around 50 to 100...
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  • EtOH Abuse & Alcohol Addiction
    Addiction
    November 19, 2021

    EtOH Abuse & Alcohol Addiction

    EtOH Abuse  EtOH is shorthand for ethanol, which is the chemical name for alcohol. There are other types of alcohol, but EtOH is what people drink. Ethanol has a...
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  • Kratom Tolerance
    Addiction
    November 19, 2021

    Kratom Tolerance

    What Is Kratom? Mitragyna speciosa or “kratom” comes from a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family that has opioid properties and some stimulant-like effects. People often seek kratom...
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  • Key Benefits of Gender-Specific Rehab
    Addiction Recovery
    November 15, 2021

    Key Benefits of Gender-Specific Rehab

    While there are many excellent co-ed rehabilitation centers, gender-specific recovery programs aim to foster an environment that best addresses the unique needs of men and women, respectively.  Gender-specific programs...
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