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Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts

Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts Rapper Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi checked into rehab last week for depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. The hip-hop star shared the news in an emotional letter posted to his Facebook page, revealing “I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known…
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What is a High-Functioning Addict?

What is a High-Functioning Addict? A functioning addict is often defined as someone who is able to hide their excessive use of drugs or alcohol. This person may have a good job, a secure home life, and be respected in the community despite their addiction. Of the nearly 17 million adults in the this country…
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What You Should Know About Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction The United States is currently caught in the grip of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids are often prescribed by doctors to treat acute pain in patients. Opioids, also known as opiates, include hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and other related drugs. These drugs work to reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain…
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ADHD Medication Addiction Leading to Increases in Crystal Meth Use

ADHD Medication Addiction Leading to Increases in Crystal Meth Use What is ADHD? ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is diagnosed in children, adolescents, or adults and is treated with prescriptions for stimulant medications including amphetamines and methylphenidate. The prescription drugs given to patients for the treatment of ADHD include Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta. Individuals diagnosed…
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National Recovery Month

Recognizing National Recovery Month Every September National Recovery Month, a national observance held to increase awareness of mental and/or substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledge the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery, but these successes often go unnoticed by…
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Benefits of Sober Living in Recovery

Why choose sober living? You’ve taken the first steps in recovery, which are often the most difficult, and detoxed in an addiction treatment program. Now you may be wondering, ‘What’s next?’ This is a daunting question that many in addiction recovery are faced with. Leaving the safety and security of inpatient treatment to return to…
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Benefits of Continuing Treatment in an IOP

The Benefits of Continuing Treatment in an IOP Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction often begins at an inpatient facility for detox. The amount of time spent at an inpatient facility will often vary depending on a number of factors. Following inpatient treatment some patients may choose to continue their recovery journey at an IOP…
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Repairing Relationships in Recovery

Repairing Relationships in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse takes a toll on every aspect of your life, including your relationships. While escaping addiction and beginning your journey to recovery is a momentous achievement, it does not mean that everything if your life will repair itself. In order to repair the relationships that were damaged during active…
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Understanding Addiction

What is addiction? Drug addiction can be a difficult thing to understand for many people. How do people become addicted to drugs? Why do people become addicted to drugs? This lack of understanding of addiction can cause people to think that addiction is due to a lack of morals or willpower to stop using drugs.…
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Addiction Myths

Myths About Addiction People often have the idea that everyone who is suffering from addiction falls into a certain stereotype, that they are "all the same." Common misconceptions such as these have a direct impact on addicts and how people perceive them in day to day life. The way that addicts are portrayed on t.v.…
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