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If You’re Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, a Recent Update on Treatment & Support Offers Added Hope & Encouragement

In a recent report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) updating how opioid use disorder (addiction to opiates) should be diagnosed, assessed and treated[1], a number of important guideline revisions, as well as new recommendations, have been put forward to the addictions professional community, taken together offering increased hope and encouragement for those…

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Update on the Opioid Epidemic and Opioid Addiction Treatment 2020

Opioids are the class of drugs that are naturally found in the opium poppy plants. They are prescription medications that are used for the treatment of chronic or acute pain. Among society, these drugs are widely feared for their association with addiction, abuse, and adverse effects. Because these drugs can make you feel relaxed, they…

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A Plethora of Health-Related Issues and Vaping – Does Vaping Cause Cancer?

E-Cigarette and Tobacco use study finds that people over the age of 12 are now experiencing more lung problems. Prevalence of emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma has increased in younger individuals since the start of the Vaping craze. Research indicates that there is an increased (330% to be exact) risk of lung-related issues with these tobacco…

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Why COVID-19 Affects are More Dangerous for Substance Abusers

Substance abusers are more at risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering serious complications. What’s frightening is that most of them do not know this, which could lead to them not taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves. The following are just some of the ways COVID-19 affects substance abusers. How COVID-19 Affects Substance Abusers COVID-19…

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DBT Techniques for Treating Substance Use Disorders

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy used in addiction recovery. Psychologist Marsha M. Linehan developed the therapy to treat suicidality. Now substance abuse treatment centers in Tampa, FL, and elsewhere, use DBT techniques as first-line treatment for severe forms of mental disorders. They include those that do not respond to standard treatments,…