Warning Signs You May Have An Addiction To Adderall

The abuse of prescription amphetamine stimulants is a troubling trend, and it has been estimated as many as 2.5 million people between the ages of 18 and 25 have misused these types of drugs, including Adderall. Commonly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Adderall causes the brain to overproduce dopamine and other chemicals, In … Continued

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How Long Does Detox and Rehab Take?

Addiction doesn’t stick to a schedule, and your recovery will be a lifelong process once you’ve made the decision to get help. But how long does detox and rehab take? There are generally some guidelines on what to expect, depending on the particulars of your situation. At The Mend, the detoxification process can last as … Continued

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Can I Quit Drugs And Alcohol Cold Turkey?

Deciding you want to quit drugs or alcohol is an important first step toward creating a new life, but what happens next? Clearing drugs or alcohol from your system is vital in the beginning of the recovery process, and perhaps you’re thinking you can go it alone by quitting cold turkey. While the idea may … Continued

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Am I Really Addicted?

Determining exactly when drug and alcohol use turns into addiction, or a physical and psychological dependence on a substance, is often difficult to pinpoint precisely. So how do you know when or even if your substance use has reached the tipping point and become an issue? Experts generally look at the quantity and regularity of … Continued

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Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Completing detox and rehab in order to win the battle for sobriety is something to celebrate, but after completing the processes it’s also important to protect your recovery and avoid a relapse. Relapsing — slipping up and falling back into substance abuse — can undo weeks, months and even years of hard work. Thankfully, there are tools … Continued

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What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It So Dangerous?

As the opioid epidemic exploded across the country, the abuse of fentanyl also increased exponentially. While the pain-relieving drug plays a crucial and legal role in the health care industry as a tool for chronic pain management, including for surgery and cancer patients, improper use of the powerful drug has led to dangerous and often … Continued

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What Is Therapy for Addiction?

Just as every addiction is different, therapy for addiction treatment should also vary and be customized to your individual needs and goals. At The Mend, our strategy for helping you get on the road to lasting recovery includes individual therapy. One-one-one care helps you to get to the root causes of your addiction, which may … Continued

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Benefits of Group Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Deciding to seek help for addiction can seem completely overwhelming, but treatment at The Mend is designed to reduce troubling feelings of isolation and despair. As part of the life-changing process of recovery, clients experience group therapy, an evidence-based treatment method. Substance use disorders destroy any possibility of connection. In group therapy, you’ll have the … Continued

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The Two Kinds of Addiction and Why You Need Rehab for Both

Addiction is an insidious disease that can manifest in different ways, destroying relationships, careers, and people. Whether you’re struggling with alcohol or drugs, an addiction generally falls into one of two categories: psychological or physical. Unfortunately, many who have a substance use disorder battle an addiction that’s both psychologically and physically destructive. A physical addiction … Continued

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