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The Benefits of an Evidence-Based Practice

In the last 10 to 20 years, the health care system has made strides toward standardizing addiction treatment. Several state and federal initiatives have implemented guidelines for what evidence-based practice (EBP) should include. However, you might not be familiar with the term if it’s your first time looking for rehab. Having more information can help…

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All About Chemical Dependency

It can be challenging to understand chemical dependency. You might hear people talk about it interchangeably with substance abuse and addiction. Learning what each term means can help you tell the difference. Defining the Terms The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) offers guidelines for understanding and diagnosing substance use disorder and chemical…

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The Dangers of Underage Drinking

According to research, more than half of teenagers try alcohol, and girls and boys are equally likely to experiment. This problem is serious because underage drinking has obvious and not-so-obvious risks. Because of that, it’s important for teens to learn about the dangers. Impaired Development Adolescence is an important period in people’s lives for physical…

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Understanding Psychological Dependence

If you’ve been abusing a mind-altering substance for long, it’s possible you’ve developed a psychological dependence. This dependence means your brain believes it needs the effects of the element to feel and perform normally. Ending long-term abuse won’t be easy, but it’s possible if you’re willing to seek professional help. A quality rehab program that…