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Substance Abuse Treatment

For centuries, medical teams have questioned what therapies are best suited for substance use disorders (SUDs). Then in 2006, the National Quality Forum published a document specifying the seven practices that organization found most effective in substance abuse treatment. Marcie Bough, Pharm.D., senior manager of practice development and research for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)…

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Outpatient Treatment Centers

Effective rehab can deliver you from the nightmare of addiction. However, treatment for addiction requires ongoing work in the form of counseling, guidance, support and lifestyle changes. Outpatient treatment centers are an alternative to residential treatment programs. Long after detox, withdrawal and even after residential treatment, many addicted individuals use outpatient treatment centers to prevent…

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Addiction Risk Factors that Increase Your Risk of Substance Abuse

Despite popular belief, addiction does not happen overnight. It occurs gradually, but various factors can accelerate the process. If you expose yourself to certain behaviors, you’re more likely to experiment with drugs like heroin or alcohol. The experimentation can potentially spiral into addiction. However, it’s essential to understand what the risk factors are. Then, people…