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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities Can Help You Succeed

Getting help for substance abuse is very valuable. One of the ways to get good advice is through interaction with others who are facing the same issues. Substance abuse group therapy activities can be an essential part of that interaction. While experts recommend individual therapy, many people who are facing substance abuse issues enjoy their…

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Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Some alcoholics avoid addiction treatment because they worry about the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Medically supervised detox makes it possible to give up drinking safely and comfortably. However, many question what exactly is withdrawal like and what happens after? Understanding the Detox Timeline Alcohol depresses the nervous system. In particular, it cuts off communication…

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Effects of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a schedule II drug that physicians occasionally prescribe for its stimulant properties. Users may abuse cocaine for its rapid-onset high, but there are also several adverse effects of cocaine. These effects are physical and psychological, and they can be both long and short-term. Short-Term Physical Effects of Cocaine Cocaine delivers a very rapid…