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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is marijuana addictive? It’s a straightforward question with an easy answer: yes. Nonetheless, marijuana fits into a category of drugs like alcohol and cigarettes that may seem inherently safer than other drugs. People often don’t equate marijuana use with the potential for addiction. But in fact, as many as 30% of people who use marijuana…

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Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline: A Detailed Guide

What is an opiate addiction treatment program? The problem with answering this question is that some people use “opiate” and “opioid” interchangeably, while others insist that the two words mean different things. However, an addiction is an addiction. And that’s true no matter whether it’s related to opiates or opioids. Both substances can cause physical…

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5 Benefits of Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is a term that refers to alternative or complementary addiction therapies. The word holistic itself means that the treatment team considers all factors during treatment, including mental, social, emotional, and physical factors. The holistic treatment uses therapies that complement your overall addiction therapy program. What Is Holistic Therapy? Holistic therapy can refer to…

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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

In many people, mental health disorders can co-occur with substance use disorder. While there are many types of mental disorders, the most common include depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder. Other disorders include mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and behavioral disorders. Mental health disorders can range in severity depending on several factors.…

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