Tag: drug addiction

Is Your Child a Cocaine Addict? Nobody wants to think their child or loved one may be using cocaine. While a child using any drug is overwhelming and scary, cocaine carries with it a unique set of fears. The so-called “hard drugs”, like cocaine, heroin, and meth immediately make any parent assume the worst. Thinking

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Finding an inpatient rehab center that is in-network with your health insurance policy can be tricky. The insurance companies that drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers work with can vary. Not only this but each policy is unique with different benefits, deductibles, and co-insurance. Even policies from the same health insurance company can differ. Aultra

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Who is On Our Side in the War on Drugs?  You would really think that everyone in the healthcare industry was as concerned as most of us are about curbing drug use in the U.S. and helping the people affected by addiction. We’re supposedly fighting this war on drugs, but are we fighting a losing

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Brittany Ringersen speaks out on NBC’s Nightly News Kate Snow, a national correspondent for NBC’s Nightly News, speaks with Lighthouse Recovery Institutes founder Brittany Ringersen about the dangers of addiction following a routine dentist visit. Brittany draws on her own experience and explains how a routine visit to the dentist office was the beginning of

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Using Drugs to Treat Drug Addiction Treatment for substance abuse is a complex field with many options and theories out there. One that is always a subject of debate is using drugs as a treatment for substance abuse. There are many variations of this – from using drugs in a medical setting to help ease

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Mixing Prescription Drugs with Alcohol is Like Playing Russian Roulette Alcohol and Vicodin can be a deadly combination. There are a handful of prescription drugs that people regularly take with alcohol. Vicodin and alcohol mixing is common, as is Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Adderal, and many, many others. People often take these medicines and have no

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The Definition of Recovery in Addiction, Staying Humble and Expressing Gratitude. Humility is a big part of addiction recovery and it’s no wonder that those contemplating rehabilitation want to know the meaning of humility. To accept defeat, in that you are not more powerful than your addiction, you must be humble. To re-start your life,

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Going to a Delray Beach Rehab Saved My Life Eight months ago, I was homeless, unemployed, and soulless, all because I was completely and totally dependent on heroin. I know I definitely had zero intention of going to a Delray Beach Rehab. I literally slept under bridges and on park benches. I was a shell

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Is Medication Assisted Therapy the Solution for Addiction to Opiate Drugs? Addiction to opiate drugs is a huge problem in the United States, as is no secret if you have been paying attention to the news at all. From all the fatal overdoses going on around the country to the high-profile death of music legend

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Dustin Johnson’s Drug Abuse Highlights Cocaine and Alcohol American professional golfer Dustin Johnson just won the 116th U.S. Open, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for him, especially not when it comes to his personal life. Johnson tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and alcohol three times in his pro golfing career and was suspended once

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