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The slippery slope of polysubstance abuse

The Slippery Slope of Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse, or the abuse of one more than one drug at a time, sometimes starts innocently enough: The individual taking certain prescription medicines who doesn’t realize he shouldn’t be drinking while taking his meds. The person struggling with anxiety who takes a prescription sedative but then uses her son’s ADHD meds to supply a…
Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

Creating the Perfect Care Package for Someone in Recovery

When someone you know, and love is having a hard time and has finally entered rehab or a sober living facility, you can do more than send thoughts and prayers. Because many inpatient rehabilitation centers limit interaction with the outside world, treatment can feel isolating at times. Not everyone can rearrange work schedules and personal…
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Inpatient vs. Recovery Residences

Rehab vs. Recovery Residences: Understanding Two of Today’s Treatment Types These days, experience has taught us that addiction recovery doesn’t necessarily follow a predictable, linear path. It can be as varied as the individuals brave enough to step into the journey, and can include inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, recovery living communities, and more. Today…