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What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

Many people may think that once the detoxing process is over, the symptoms of withdrawal are over. In some cases that might be true, but researchers are beginning to study a syndrome called post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a collection of symptoms that persists for weeks or even months after the acute…

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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Researchers have observed and studied the relationship between addiction and mental health for many years. Whereas before, the two conditions might have been treated as separate, it is currently understood that the treatment for co-occurring disorders should be integrated. It is very common for a person seeking treatment for mental health issues to also have…

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Helpful Relapse Prevention Techniques

Millions of Americans will experience addiction in their lifetime. Of those who attempt to break their addiction, data suggests that around half of them will experience a period of relapse. It is, therefore, not unusual for someone who is in recovery from addiction to have some setbacks in that process. However, there are many tips…

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Common Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate abuse is a serious problem in the United States and across the world. Newspapers, television, and other media outlets have been reporting on the opioid crisis for years. Even though most people understand that drugs like heroin are dangerous and addictive, abuse of prescription opiates is also dangerous and more common than you might…