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What Does the Meth Withdrawal Timeline Look Like?

Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is extremely addictive because the body quickly becomes dependent on the substance. It can be difficult to stop using the drug because the body tells the brain that it needs the chemicals to feel normal. The meth withdrawal timeline doesn’t last forever, but going through detox can be uncomfortable without professional…

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What Is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?

As you seek rehab treatment for your teen, you possibly wonder, “What is a substance induced mood disorder?” This type of mood disorder is one caused by your young person’s substance abuse. Drugs, alcohol and even prescribed medications sometimes cause depression. Many people call this the “crash” of their hangover or morning after their substance…

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How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

How long does Vicodin stay in your system? This brand name drug contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone to relieve pain. However, it can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Understanding how long it stays in your system is important when seeking treatment. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month First, it’s important to remember that December was National…

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Benefits of Acupuncture for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, ranks among the most common mental illnesses. Most people experience some OCD behaviors, but keep these in balance with daily life. When OCD occurs with greater intensity, it damages daily life. For a teen with a diagnosis of this mental health problem, acupuncture for OCD provides proven benefits. About OCD OCD…

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How to Create New Habits and Make Them Stick for the New Year: Setting Intentions versus Goals

New Years is a time most people reflect on goals and resolutions. It is also a time when we jump into new endeavors only to find they are short-lived. What goes wrong? When we are too caught up in a specific behavior change we forget to acknowledge the overall reason we want to make the…

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Does Psychotherapy Work?

You’ve probably come across psychotherapy as an option for treating substance abuse or a co-occurring mental health disorder. Have you ever wondered, “Does psychotherapy work?” If your teenager needs to talk to someone, why can’t they just turn to their parents, guidance counselor, or a trusted friend? Psychotherapy is useful for treating a number of…

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Recognizing National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

December has been deemed National Impaired Driving Prevention Month since 1981. Community leaders, health care providers, educators, and parents strive to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and promote responsible alcohol usage. Celebrating National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 with teenagers can involve education, volunteer work, and support. U.S. Impaired Driving Statistics About…

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