Drugs That Cause Skin Picking

Drug addiction can cause a variety of skin problems, including skin picking, also known as dermatillomania. Dermatillomania, or skin picking, is considered a “body-focused obsessive activity”.

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How to Cope With Addiction in Marriage

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 25 million people are in a marriage where one spouse is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Whether the spouse’s struggle is somewhat new or the spouse’s…

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Deadliest Drugs in the U.S.

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), nearly 841,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. In the US, over 70,000 deaths were attributed to overdose in 2019 alone. Opioids, mainly synthetic opioids (in particular…

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What is Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique developed in the 1970s that uses different expressive tools and activities to help a patient reenact or re-experience certain emotional situations from their past. Experiential therapy is a category of hands-on, interactive…

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Signs of Overdose and What You Should Do

Drug overdoses have become rampant in the US, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there have been more than 841,000 drug overdose deaths since 1999. In particular, there has been a rise in fentanyl-related…

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Finding Rehab During COVID-19

Finding rehab on a regular day can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know what to look for. Finding rehab during COVID-19 can be even more overwhelming, which is why it is helpful to have an idea…

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Staying Sober While Traveling

For those in early recovery, there are many recovery milestones or “firsts” to experience. The first time you travel, for business or pleasure, is one that can be exciting yet equally anxiety provoking. It can also present additional…

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse occurs when someone abuses more than one substance at a time. The substance abuse can occur simultaneously or at different times. A person can take two substances at the same time to produce an additive or…

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How Long Do Opiates Stay in Your System?

Opiates, like morphine and opium, are naturally-occurring and are derived from the opium poppy plant. Drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl are developed to mimic the exact same effects that these naturally-occurring substances produce. And, it is…

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How to Tell Your Family You Have an Addiction

The large majority of people who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol do not need to tell their families that they have a substance use disorder. That is because family members of an addict typically bear witness…

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