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The Importance of Detox in Addiction Treatment

Detox is an important first step in addiction treatment. It can help clear your body of drugs and alcohol, and prepare you for the next steps in your recovery. Detox can be uncomfortable, but it is a crucial part of getting clean and sober. During detox, your body will go through withdrawal as it adjusts to being without drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting,... ❯❯❯

Different Types of Drug Tests: Urine, Saliva, Hair - Which One Do Employers Use Most and Why?

It's crucial to have a safe and healthy workforce. This is why the majority of employers test workers for drug use. But which testing method is most effective, and which methods are most commonly used by employers? About Urine, Saliva, and Hair Tests These are the primary methods of sample collection for drug tests. The most prevalent method is urine. According to Drug Policy Facts, 95% of... ❯❯❯

How Unresolved Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

Severe trauma requires to be addressed appropriately, with professional help. Some trauma sufferers are unable or unwilling to do this.  If they respond by self-medicating, they risk addiction to mood-altering substances, thereby compounding their problems. When people seek to explore the causes of addiction they talk of nature and nurture, meaning the causes are broadly both genetic... ❯❯❯

First Time Undergoing Recovery? Here’s What to Expect

If substance addiction has finally forced you into making proactive choices for recovery, you might be wondering what to expect. While every case is different, recovery can be intimidating or even frightening if you’re going through it for the first time.  If you’ve been dependent upon drugs or alcohol for a long period of time, living without these substances can feel like an... ❯❯❯

Five Dual Diagnosis Disorders of Addiction

When someone is struggling with addiction, they are usually masking something below the surface. Whether it’s childhood trauma, sorrow surrounding loss, or a mental health disorder, sobriety usually comes with working on the problems that pushed the person to use drugs and alcohol in the first place. A large amount of addictions are compounded by a dual diagnosis. Below are five mental... ❯❯❯

Balancing Bourbon & Well-Being

It’s no secret that we love bourbon, but with every vice one must acknowledge its pitfalls. Alcohol is extremely addictive if you’re not careful. While some people simply can’t drink and keep a level head—we all have that friend—even the average drinker can succumb to alcoholism. If you want to continue enjoying fine bourbon and other alcoholic beverages, balance is... ❯❯❯

It Is Possible to Manage Recovery and Motherhood, Here’s How

Addiction has become a dirty word. That is unfortunate because that also means that recovery is equally viewed as tarnished. The last thing a person needs who is suffering from substance use disorder is hesitancy with regard to seeking effective treatment. It is important to realize that there is effective treatment available. It is also important to realize that it won’t be easy. It is a... ❯❯❯

5 Simple Tips For Going Away To College

Moving away from home for college is an important rite of passage for some, but it can also be a stressful and intimidating experience. Many young people may feel anxious about the unexpected changes and challenges that await them. To make it easier, here are 5 simple tips for going away to college! Stay in Touch with Family and Friends As you begin your new life in college, you will meet a... ❯❯❯

Charting Services for Recovery Centers - What to Choose

Health records are essential in detailing the patient's history and recovery process. Therefore, health facilities and practitioners should incorporate the most effective record approaches and involve professional healthcare providers. The recovery centers rely on the charting services to examine and treat their patients. The reliance has seen a surge in electronic media records (EMR) software... ❯❯❯

Do immigrants report work injuries at a lower rate?

Immigrant workers tend to report workplace injuries and ailments at a lower rate than their native counterparts. Aside from their susceptibility to employer exploitation, they face a variety of hurdles in reporting work-related injuries and infections and in getting proper medical care. Immigrants frequently encounter language barriers and are more likely to work for companies that don’t... ❯❯❯