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Long-Term Effects of Abusing Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications provide enormous symptom relief to millions of people every year. However, their benefits are dampened by how addictive and habit-forming they can be. Drug abuse all too often begins with a valid prescription. The long-term effects of abusing prescription drugs can be catastrophic to a person’s health. The longer someone uses these substances,…

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Bipolar and Drug Use: Everything You Need to Know

Addiction and mental health disorders commonly exist together. There is a profound interplay between substance abuse and mental health issues. One common pairing is bipolar disorder and drug use. Having bipolar disorder does not guarantee that someone will struggle with substance abuse, nor is the inverse necessarily true. Yet a correlation between bipolar and drug…

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Fun Group Activities for Drug and Alcohol Therapy

Group therapy is used often during substance abuse treatment. It is similar to individual therapy, except for involving a single therapist treating multiple clients simultaneously. Groups are typically kept to eight or fewer clients and are sometimes even more intimate with just three or four participants. This approach can be just as effective as individual…

Does adderall lower your immune system

Does Adderall Lower Your Immune System?

Did you know that Adderall misuse can affect the immune system? If you or someone you care about is struggling with Adderall misuse, a prescription drug addiction treatment program may be worth considering. The immune system is a group of glands and organs that work together to protect the body against infection and illness. When…

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Signs of Opioid Addiction

Many people think that addiction happens due to someone being careless with the consumption of substances that are known to have a risk of addiction, as though it is basic irresponsibility. Unfortunately, some circumstances can throw a typically sober person into an addiction, such as surgery forcing a person to take pain pills for a…

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Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription medication is supposed to help get you well when your mind or body isn’t behaving. That is what we are taught. That is when they are taken as directed by the prescribing doctor. This is true for most medications. However, there are some that doctors prescribe that can be dangerous and even lead to…