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What Is Psychological Dependence?

When people think of dependence, they often think of physical dependence on something. For instance, when someone is dependent on drugs or alcohol, their body often reacts violently and painfully to the lack of their substance of choice. This person has grown physically dependent on substances. Without a continual intake, they will begin to experience…


When Does Psychological Dependence Happen?

Psychological dependence is the term used to describe the emotional or psychological components of a substance use disorder. These mental components often include intense cravings for the substance or behavior and a profound difficulty associated with thinking about anything else. Psychological dependence is also sometimes referred to as psychological addiction. Although the terms dependence and…

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Five Things You Don’t Know About Addiction

Whether it is a dependence on or addiction to alcohol, opioids, “street drugs” or any other substance, statistics show addiction kills thousands of Americans each year and impacts millions of lives. According to various surveys, almost two-thirds of American families have been significantly affected (in some way) by addictions to drugs or alcohol. It is…

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How to Use Family Support Groups for Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, debilitating illness that changes people in ways that are sometimes hard to reconcile. Alcohol and other drugs have a profound impact on the brain. Those who struggle with this disease sometimes say and do things that inflict emotional trauma on those they love the most. Often, those closest to individuals struggling…

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How Rehab Centers Help Alcoholics

Everybody has different needs to consider when it comes to treating alcohol use disorders and addiction. Both can be diagnosed by examining whether an individual’s alcohol use pattern is problematic and causes significant distress and difficulties with their daily activities. Substance use disorders can range from mild to severe, depending on the symptoms one is…

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What is Executive Rehab?

What is Executive Rehab? For many of the twenty-one million Americans who struggle with addiction, there are often barriers to seeking treatment. For some, a primary obstacle is feeling unable to leave or take time off from their professional responsibilities to seek treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment facility like The Hills Treatment Center…

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What To Do In An Intervention?

If you live with or know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel hopeless and helpless to do anything for them. You possibly feel as though nothing you say or do changes the situation or helps them in any way. It is also possible that you struggle with what to say…

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What is Luxury Rehab?

Across the United States, there are thousands of rehab centers. Each of these offers competent, professional, and caring help for those who want and need to recover from substance use disorders. While researching options, you will likely come across listings advertised as “luxury rehab.” What does that mean? How is luxury rehab different from “normal”…

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Detox- What You Should Know

Long term alcohol use and abuse can result in significant physical and physical health difficulties. Addiction knows no barriers. It does not care if you are rich or poor, famous or unknown, employed or unemployed, religious or otherwise. Addiction can strike anyone at any time. Deciding to seek treatment can be one of the most…

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How Substance Abuse Affects the Elderly

We tend to associate drug use with children, teenagers and sexy young singles who are busy doing whatever they want. However, drug use, has no age limit. The idea that there’s an upper level age that someone stops being tempted by or using any kind of drug, whether it be alcohol or marijuana or Oxycontin…