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5 Things About Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs That Will Shock You

Medication-assisted treatment or MAT is a treatment program for substance abuse that uses medications as a recovery plan. Most people assume that the number one goal of treating substance abuse and addiction is keeping substances away from the patient. While that is partially true, it is not always the case. What is medication-assisted treatment used …

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Diverticulosis Diet: List of Food and Drinks Recommended to Avoid Flare Up

As you age, you are more likely to catch diseases. One of the things you have to watch out for is diverticulosis. It is the formation of pockets or bulges, known as diverticula, on the lining of your colon.  While people rarely show symptoms, some may feel mild cramps, bloating, or constipation. According to studies, it …

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Adderall Withdrawal Timeline: What Are The Symptoms and Recovery Tips

Nowadays, movies and tv shows normalize teens getting high and people using drugs all the time. This way of showcasing a bad example leads to more people wanting to try drugs. Drugs are the most abused substance in the world. Examples of these drugs are marijuana, over-the-counter painkillers, opioids, stimulants, and antidepressants. In 2019, more …

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Addiction and Trauma Recovery: Is Drug Addiction a Symptom of Trauma?

The COVID-19 crisis brought tremendous stress to various areas of our lives. Apart from the threat of the actual disease, the realities of the new ‘normal’ created an onslaught of hurdles and traumatic experiences for people grappling with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). In the last year alone, it was reported that 12% …

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: Does it Help Stop Drug Abuse?

Mindfulness is the human’s capacity and ability to be fully aware and present. From where we are, to what we are currently doing, this concept enables us to make sense of our surroundings, and the bodily sensations that we experience. In the process of being mindful, we even become aware of the nuances of our …

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