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How Addiction Affects Abusive Relationships

2019-06-12T12:44:34-07:00June 12th, 2019|

Why Are Abusive Relationships and Addiction Linked? Abusive relationships can take many forms and incorporate multiple types of abuse. Many onlookers tend to wonder why a victim of an abusive relationship simply does not leave, while others point to drugs

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Preventing Accidental Drug Overdose

2019-06-03T15:35:23-07:00June 3rd, 2019|

Drug overdose accounts for nearly 75,000 deaths every year (NIDA). Since 1999, drug overdose became the number one cause of death for people in the United States under 50 years old. That’s not a comforting statistic, especially if you or

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The Truth About Trauma and Addiction

2019-05-27T13:44:15-07:00May 27th, 2019|

How Do Trauma and Addiction Influence Each Other? There are many theories on “what” addiction is and where it truly stems from. But probably one of the most commonly-studied influences in today’s mental health sphere is the relationship between trauma

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Opioids and Chronic Pain

2019-04-30T14:03:57-07:00May 22nd, 2019|

The Relationship Between Opioids and Chronic Pain Opioid addiction and chronic pain have a closer relationship than many may realize. An estimated 20% of all Americans live with chronic pain! In more acute cases, prescription opioids are used to treat

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Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

2019-05-20T16:47:01-07:00May 20th, 2019|

How to Get Rid of Phone Addiction If you spend several hours of your time each day scrolling through your phone, you’re far from the only one. This is a problem that many people experience. It's likely that you could

What is Drug Addiction?

2019-05-20T16:07:08-07:00May 8th, 2019|

What is Drug Addiction? How Can You Tell if Someone Might Be Addicted? Drug addiction is something that’s regularly misunderstood by people all over the world. When you hear someone has a drug addiction, you tend to blame them right

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The Withdrawal Timeline for Commonly Abused Drugs

2019-05-20T16:23:09-07:00April 29th, 2019|

What Is A Withdrawal Timeline? Are you attempting to get through withdrawal after suffering from drug addiction? Perhaps you are watching a friend, family member or loved one journey through this process. It can be a difficult time filled with

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Co-Occurring Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

2019-05-20T16:33:34-07:00April 24th, 2019|

What Are Co-occurring Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Human psychology can be a complex subject, as it tends to remain so unknown despite centuries of study and medical involvement. Many people who face addiction can get caught in a mental

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How to Avoid Addiction Living with Chronic Pain

2019-05-01T14:46:21-07:00April 5th, 2019|

At Opus Treatment, we know that an opioid addiction often comes hand-in-hand with chronic pain. The stats suggest as much, too. To help combat both, here we look at the relationship between opioid addiction and someone living with chronic pain,

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What Does Life As An Addict Feel Like?

2019-05-20T16:00:55-07:00April 1st, 2019|

What Would Life Be Like for You if You Were An Addict? Drug addiction is something that touches the lives of many of us. There's probably someone you know or someone you're close to who has had a brush with

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What to Know About Finding Help for an Addict

2019-05-20T16:10:42-07:00March 12th, 2019|

If a loved one in your life seems to be battling a substance addiction, there are some substantial questions you’re likely considering. Is this person fully addicted? Will he or she be alright? Is there anything I should be doing

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How to Have a Successful Mindset Through Recovery

2019-04-29T11:43:51-07:00March 1st, 2019|

Many people hold a preconceived opinion about rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of us think it’s where you only go if you have expended all other options, your family stops talking to you, you become homeless, or can’t

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