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Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Depending on the severity of the addiction and whether medical detox is required, outpatient treatment for substance abuse may be appropriate.  Determining which treatment program is most suitable will require a full medical workup, to include psychological and physical testing to help explore and identify the underlying cause of the addiction.  Determining the cause is…

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Planning Out Your Aftercare

Relapse prevention is, in many ways, the most important part of recovery from addiction. The environment you return to will have a strong effect on your chances of having a long lasting recovery. Your aftercare will be one of the most critical planning stages you will undertake. It’s so important, you will notice that the…

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Process Addiction: Major Types and Treatment Methods

Process addiction or behavioral addiction, unlike a substance addiction, refers to the abnormal behavior conditions interfering with one’s everyday functions by distorting one’s physical, social, familial and psychological relationships. Because these addictions are not fatal and life threatening as substance addiction, they are often ignored by the people. However, the process addiction is harmful for…

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What is Drug Rehab?

The term ‘drug rehab’ refers to all kinds of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments for psychoactive substance dependency and substance use disorder. The primary motive of rehabilitation is to ensure that patients cease substance abuse in order to avoid legal, psychological, social, financial, and physical consequences associated with it. There is a broad range of substances…

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