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How Does Addiction Affect the Brain?

How Does Addiction Affect the Brain?

Addiction, known as substance use disorder, is a lifelong disease that impacts both the body and mind. Our brain is responsible for everything our body does even if we aren't actively thinking about it. Passive functions such as...

What Happens When You Get a Shot of Narcan?

What Happens When You Get a Shot of Narcan?

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a type of opioid antagonist. That means it is a drug that has the ability to reverse the effects of opioids. This is a powerful drug, one that can be life saving when a person is overdosing. Given as a shot or as a nasal spray, this...

How Do You Know That You’ve Developed an Opioid Addiction?

How Do You Know That You’ve Developed an Opioid Addiction?

Opioids are powerful drugs necessary for the treatment of severe and acute injuries and illnesses when pain is significant. However, misuse of them is a big risk. That is why most doctors will offer these drugs when they are the...

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

National Fentanyl Awareness Day is on May 10th, and this will be the first year that it's recognized in a national light. It is quite an important day because of the lack of knowledge that surrounds this opioid, though those who...

The ARCast Episode 1 Recap

The ARCast Episode 1 Recap

America's Rehab Campus has officially released its first podcast episode of The ARCast with special guest Ray Benitez, our very own Intensive Outpatient Program Supervisor. Hosted by the amazing Buddha and accompanied by NFL legend Vance Johnson and ARC marketing...

What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Indicate?

What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Indicate?

The period immediately following the last time a drug is used is known as the detoxification period and often comes with withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are the result of dependencies formed during drug use being broken once the drug is no longer available to...

What Are 5 Ways to Prevent Addiction?

What Are 5 Ways to Prevent Addiction?

Addiction is not a disease that happens to someone else. It can happen to many people. When it occurs within your family, you could be at a loss of what to do to stop it. And, for an estimated 100,306 people from 2020 to 2021,...

What Drug Has the Most Withdrawal Symptoms?

What Drug Has the Most Withdrawal Symptoms?

There's no drug that should be considered safer than another based on its withdrawal symptoms. That being said, it's good to know what to expect from some of the most impactful drugs and their withdrawal symptoms. Addiction and substance abuse cause severe changes to...

Treatment for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Treatment for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

It is not uncommon for people who have a mental health disorder to develop addiction. At the same time, it's not uncommon for those with addiction to develop a mental health disorder like depression or anxiety. Since both are so...

What To Look for in an Arizona Rehab

What To Look for in an Arizona Rehab

America's Rehab Campuses specializes in the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders in Arizona. If you or a loved one want to overcome addiction, we can help. It's important to choose a treatment facility that will assist you...

How Do I Deal With an Alcoholic?

How Do I Deal With an Alcoholic?

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 15 million people over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). The CDC says that excessive alcohol use includes any drinking for pregnant women and young adults under the legal...

Tips To Prepare for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Tucson

Tips To Prepare for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Tucson

Approximately 95,000 Americans die from alcohol-related illnesses every year. In Arizona alone, there were more than 2,000 opioid-related deaths in 2021. In order to avoid becoming a statistic, it's important to seek drug and...

What Happens if I Tell My Employer I Have a Drug Problem?

What Happens if I Tell My Employer I Have a Drug Problem?

Making the decision to seek out substance abuse treatment is a difficult one to make, but the reward is always worth it. Navigating the world of addiction treatment and rehab can feel overwhelming at times. While telling your...

Does PPO Cover Addiction Treatment?

Does PPO Cover Addiction Treatment?

Making the decision to seek out addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one is a monumental first step towards a life free of addiction. Being able to complete a drug or alcohol rehab program takes a commitment of time,...

What Do You Tell People When You Go to Rehab?

What Do You Tell People When You Go to Rehab?

Making the decision to go to rehab is a very important one for your future. It should be made with a clear focus on your own goals and expectations. You need to do this for yourself. Yet, many people find themselves unable to...

What Are Some of the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What Are Some of the Risk Factors for Addiction?

Addiction is an extremely difficult disease to manage and overcome on your own. What makes addiction even harder to address is that it can manifest in anyone regardless of their circumstances. That being said, there are certain...

What Happens After Drug Addiction to Keep You Sober?

What Happens After Drug Addiction to Keep You Sober?

Once you make the decision to enter into drug and alcohol treatment, you'll be able to focus on fixing what's happening to you right now. That often includes working on breaking dependence on drugs and working through past trauma. It may mean learning how to manage...

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