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The Effects of Drug Use on Oral Health

October 11, 2017

The physical effects of drug usage are commonly thought of as weight loss, thinning hair, or skin care problems. However, one of the most profound effects is dental. At Destination Hope, clients are often eager to get dental care after seeing the damage drugs have done to their teeth. Dr. Ari Socher of Renumi Mobile helps take care of those in recovery who are in dire need of dental care. Renumi Mobile is a mobile dentistry practice, which means people in recovery can get the dental care they need to not only feel good and look good. Q-How long have…

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What is the Best Remedy to Fight off Depression after Consuming MDMA and Methamphetamine?

October 6, 2017

Q: What is the best remedy to fight off depression after consuming MDMA and Methamphetamine? A: MDMA primarily affects the brain’s chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters, which enable the nerve cells to communicate with one another. The drug causes a greater release of serotonin and dopamine, which gives users their enhanced mood. However, once the MDMA wears off, there is a depletion of serotonin. That depletion can cause anxiety, irritability, sadness, sleep disturbances, and more. Similarly, methamphetamines also increase the levels of dopamine. Continued methamphetamine abuse can cause users to have difficulty feeling pleasure other than what is provided by the…

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What’s the Difference between Inpatient and Outpatient Care?

October 2, 2017

Drug and alcohol treatment options vary from place to place. However, in most cases, they fall into two major categories – inpatient or outpatient care. Both are meant to help you get better, and both are focused on your well-being and rehabilitation. It is important to understand the difference between inpatient and outpatient care. Both the recovering addict as well as their loved ones need to comprehend the differences before choosing a treatment program. What Is Inpatient Care? Also known as residential care or treatments, inpatient care requires the patient to check-in into a controlled environment, where they will receive…

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Local Aftercare Recovery Support Groups

September 28, 2017

Aftercare recovery support groups provide support and tools following treatment. Aftercare meetings teach new strategies, coping skills, and help you build a support system. These new tools will help you continue your wellness journey. Aftercare meetings usually start as soon as you complete your rehab program. These programs can assist your transition into everyday life. Plus, they provide you with tools to avoid risky environments and temptation. Find a local aftercare recovery support group near you. A.A. Meetings Alcoholic Anonymous is an international support group to help anyone undergoing or recovering from a drinking problem. Aftercare recovery meetings focus on…

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You Have the Right to be Happy, Especially Today!

August 8, 2017

National Happiness Happens Day is August 8th, and with this in mind, it is only right to list out a few small things you can do to lift your mood. For many addicts, the focus on tackling addiction pushes any consideration for their own happiness out of the picture. However, it is just as important to keep a positive outlook on life as it is to focus on your sobriety. No matter what your past may look like, you deserve to be happy and enjoy life. Not only will focusing on your own happiness lift your spirits, but it will…

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Is Your Casual Drinking Becoming a Problem?

August 2, 2017

It is difficult to determine if your drinking has become a problem when you don’t fit the stereotype of the common alcoholic. Maybe you aren’t homeless, maybe you have a job, and maybe you even have a family you are taking care of. There is no way you could be an alcoholic, right? Before dismissing this idea, it is important to remember that alcoholism can take on many different shapes and forms. Although you may compare yourself to the stereotype and convince yourself that you are nowhere near a full-blown alcoholic, there is a point when drinks out with friends…

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Reach More Patients by Marketing to Older Adults

June 30, 2017

The number of people who are in their 50s and 60s continues to rise, and this population is not immune to substance use disorders (SUDs). In fact, SUDs are on the rise in this segment of the population, including both illicit drug use and alcohol abuse. In order to reach baby boomers and older adults, treatment centers must design programs that meet their specific needs and use marketing strategies and messaging that resonate with them. Older adults need to be assured that they will not be in a room full of 18-year-olds. Just letting them know this is one of…

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3 Myths about Your First Time in Substance Abuse Treatment

April 7, 2017

1. It’s the scariest thing you will ever go through. It’s actually not. If you can muster up the strength to finally get your life on track, the rest is easy. Once you come to drug and alcohol treatment you are already bettering yourself and have the courage to face it. It’s not going to be easy because some days are good and some days are bad. But it’s worth it at the end if you stick to the program and apply what you learn in treatment to the outside world. It can be scary at first when you have…

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Is It Time for Addiction Treatment?

January 7, 2015

Addiction treatment can help you take back control of your life and gain greater health and productivity. Whether you have recently begun to abuse substances or you are already  living with an addiction, treatment is the path to help you turn everything around. Signs of Substance Abuse Drinking or taking drugs in order to self-medicate. Drinking or taking drugs in order to feel funnier, more interesting, more outgoing, etc. Using substances as a way to escape reality and life’s problems. Substance use is negatively impacting your relationships. Substance use has caused you to engage in risky behavior. Your substance use…

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Dealing with Shame in Addiction Treatment

December 10, 2014

Addiction treatment is a safe place where you can work on dealing with shame. Shame and addiction often go hand in hand. Many clients do things that they deeply regret, which causes shame and which may lead to further self-medication to cope with that shame. This may then carry on in a vicious cycle. Get the help you need from addiction treatment to enter the recovery process while effectively working to handle shame and regret in a healthy manner. The Relationship between Shame and Addiction Addiction impacts your life in so many negative ways - including your relationships and the…

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