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Do I Need Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment can give those struggling with and recovering from addiction a safe and structured environment to detox and get treatment with a higher chance of avoiding relapse. Residential treatment at an accredited facility, like Solution Based Treatment, can be the best solution for those facing addiction. If you or a loved one may benefit…

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5 Reasons to Get an Intervention Specialist

Approaching someone with an addiction is hard. You mean well, but the person struggling with an addiction may not see it that way. Plus, what do you say? Unless you’re a trained professional intervention counselor yourself, it’s best to get the assistance of a specialist to help you facilitate intervention for someone you love. At…

childhood trauma and alcoholism

Alcoholism and Childhood Trauma

Unhealed childhood trauma makes it difficult to cope when people experience emotions that are similar to the emotions experienced during the trauma. Being unable to confront and heal from a traumatic experience causes different problems for different people. Sometimes these problems include relying on alcohol to feel numb. Alcohol numbs pain, but it does not…

depression and addiction

How Depression Impacts Addiction

The link between addiction and depression is strong. Substance abuse is all too prevalent among those who are also dealing with a mental health disorder. One doesn’t necessarily lead to the other in one way. According to reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of people who abuse alcohol and 53% of people…

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The Medical Risks of Self-Medicating

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), self-medication is defined as “the selection and use of medicines by individuals (or a member of the individuals’ family) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions or symptoms.” There can be benefits to safe and responsible self-medication, like accessing the medication when needed and relieving pain on demand. However, the…

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Dangerous Side Effects of Morphine

All opioids, like morphine, are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant. Studies show that around 12 percent of people who use prescription opioid drugs develop an addiction, and more than 100 people die every day from opioid overdoses in the United States. These statistics are staggering and why so many people see help through…