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What Happens to Your Body During Drug Withdrawal?

Drug withdrawal is a term that describes a set of symptoms your body experiences after you suddenly stop or reduce chronic use of drugs and alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms vary in type and severity level based on the substance being used, and on the lifespan of drug use....

The Effects of Using Cocaine While Pregnant

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs among women of childbearing age in the U.S., where there are more than 750,000 cocaine-exposed pregnancies every year. Cocaine use during pregnancy can lead to a range of life-threatening health problems for both...

Disturbing Ways Meth Can Affect Your Physical Appearance

Are you a user of methamphetamine? If so, you know all about the short-term side effects this drug can have on you. However, did you know that prolonged methamphetamine use can lead to drastic changes in your physical appearance? Here are just some of the ways meth...

How Does Alcohol Cause Depression?

One of the symptoms of alcohol consumption is depression. Even if you’re a casual or social drinker, you may have experienced a slump in your spirits after your first beer. The effect is even more prevalent in those that suffer from an alcohol use disorder. But how...

Maternal Opioid Abuse Linked to External Intestine Growth in Babies

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy has long been known to cause a range of birth defects and complications such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, preterm delivery, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Now, the findings of a new study are suggesting that opioid...

TRICARE Insurance for Medical Detox and Inpatient Rehab Services

America’s Rehab Campuses is now an in-network provider for TRICARE Insurance for inpatient medical detox and residential rehab services.  Intensive Outpatient services are also available. About TRICARE for Drug Rehab TRICARE is a health insurance program that provides...

Risks of Using Painkillers During Pregnancy

Some women use painkillers during pregnancy to treat health conditions such as back pain. But using painkillers while pregnant can cause problems for both the mother and her baby — especially when these addictive medications are misused. If you become pregnant while...

Heroin and Pregnancy: What to Do If You’re Addicted

Because heroin is one of the most widely abused drugs in the country, many women find themselves addicted to heroin after they become pregnant. While being addicted to heroin at any point is never a good thing, it’s especially unfortunate when the life of an unborn...

Street Names for Drugs

Have you recently overheard a friend or family member talking about a substance or pill, but they referenced it by a "street name?"  Over the years, users of these drugs have come up with code names to try and throw off others who might suspect they’re abusing.  Use...

Paying for Rehab: With and Without Insurance

The cost of addiction treatment is a common barrier that prevents many individuals from seeking professional help for their drug use disorders. Fortunately, many drug rehab centers offer a number of payment and financing options so these individuals can receive...

Alcohol During Pregnacy: How Does Alcohol Affect Unborn Babies?

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol in the mother’s bloodstream passes directly through the umbilical cord to interfere with the development of her baby’s body, brain, and organs. Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy also face a...

How to Help Someone with Drug Addiction

Watching someone you love spiral out of control with addiction is not pleasant. At first, they might be able to keep it together, but eventually, you’ll notice their personal and professional lives deteriorate until they are the withered shell of the person you once...

Tips for Avoiding Drugs and Alcohol for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a fun time to celebrate and bond with friends and family. But for some, holidays can lead to unwanted stress and increased access to drugs and alcohol — both of which are factors that can be highly problematic and worrisome for those who are...

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to help people recover from drug use disorders. Some drugs can be difficult to withdraw from due to the way they interact with the brain to cause...

How to Get Someone Help with Addiction

Watching someone you love spiral out of control with addiction is not pleasant. At first, they might be able to keep it together, but eventually, you’ll notice their personal and professional lives deteriorate until they are the withered shell of the person you once...

7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use disorder affects roughly 18 million adults in the U.S. Alcohol abuse is not the same as alcohol dependence or addiction, but can still cause serious problems with your career, education, health, and overall livelihood. Knowing how to spot signs of alcohol...

Does Medicaid Cover Medical Detox and Drug Rehab in Arizona?

Substance abuse disorders and addiction affect nearly 12% of people with Medicaid over the age of 18. But for those who live in Arizona and have Medicaid, addiction treatment can be difficult to find since only a few drug rehabs that  can accept medicaid for medical...

Should I Travel for Rehab?

Now that you or your loved one has decided to begin addiction treatment, your next step is choosing a drug rehab center. While there may be plenty of local rehab centers near your home, you don’t necessarily need to stay in your area while recovering from addiction....

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Secret 10-Year Opioid Addiction

Jamie Lee Curtis recently revealed to People magazine that she struggled with opioid addiction for 10 years during most of the 1990's. The 59-year-old actress best known for starring in the movies Halloween, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda said absolutely nobody...

Common Holiday Triggers to Avoid Relapses

Holidays are meant to be joyous, happy occasions that bring friends and family together. But for some, holidays can pose a risk for substance abuse and relapse due to reasons such as stress, loneliness, and increased access to drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one...

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