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How ARC Takes Treatment Beyond Drug Rehab Centers

How ARC Takes Treatment Beyond Drug Rehab Centers

Drug addiction destroys countless families and claims tens of thousands of lives each year, and the fight against the drug abuse epidemic has many fronts. Helping people get clean one by one is vital, but it's not all there is. The shame and stigma that people...

How Drug Addiction and Rehab Have Evolved

How Drug Addiction and Rehab Have Evolved

While attitudes are changing as information surrounding addiction becomes more widely-known, there's still a common lack of understanding of this complex condition. Many outdated myths persist, and some people still imagine...

Best Rehab in Tucson, Arizona

Best Rehab in Tucson, Arizona

Overcoming addiction is one of the hardest things a person can do in their life, and it's important not to do it alone. Working with an excellent drug rehab facility can make all of the difference in the world, but you need to exercise caution when choosing a rehab....

How America’s Rehab Campus Puts Patients First

How America’s Rehab Campus Puts Patients First

Seeking addiction treatment services for drug or alcohol abuse is a monumental step on the road to sobriety. At America's Rehab Campus, we take the decision to stop addiction seriously. At ARC, addiction and substance abuse recovery are handled at one location to make...

How Long Can Withdrawal Symptoms From Pills Last?

How Long Can Withdrawal Symptoms From Pills Last?

Substance abuse and addiction relating to prescription opioids and other pills has been on the rise in the US for over 20 years. Over 10 million people aged 12 or older used opioid painkillers in the past year. While opioids are the most commonly abused prescription...

Why Do I Need a Professional Rehab Center?

Why Do I Need a Professional Rehab Center?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is never something you or a loved one want to realize has developed. When the use of drugs or alcohol starts having negative impacts on you or the people around you, it's time to take a step back and...

How Does Giving Up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety?

How Does Giving Up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety?

The use of alcohol to help unwind after a stressful experience has become so normalized that many Americans see no issue with the practice. Alcohol serves to help users relax by depressing, or slowing down, the central nervous...

How Do Drugs Damage the Brain?

How Do Drugs Damage the Brain?

Advocacy organizations that spread awareness of the risks of drug abuse have done a good job of helping the American populace understand some of the dangers. For instance, it's a widely-known truism that alcohol kills brain...

Common Behaviors Associated with Heroin Addiction

Common Behaviors Associated with Heroin Addiction

Heroin and other opioid painkillers like it are at the heart of America's drug abuse and overdose epidemic. However, there's even more to addiction than fatalities and grim statistics. As people suffer from addiction, they often engage in risky or otherwise...

What Are the Short and Long-Term Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

What Are the Short and Long-Term Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

The thought of quitting alcohol after abusing the substance can seem like an unthinkable task to take on. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within hours of starting detox. Long-term alcohol withdrawal symptoms can last a lifetime depending on how heavily the individual...

AHCCCS Open Enrollment and Coverage Resources

AHCCCS Open Enrollment and Coverage Resources

It's that time of year and the AHCCCS open enrollment has begun and members can enroll or change their coverage until December 31st, 2021. Before we dive into the plan specifics for the coming coverage year, it's important to note that if you're already happy with...

Substance Abuse and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Substance Abuse and COVID-19: What You Should Know

The pandemic has been a source of concern and stress for all of us, increasing the rates at which mental health is declining as a whole. Anxiety and depression are both being reported at alarmingly high rates but those aren't the only conditions stemming from the...

Mental Illness and Addiction: How the Two Conditions Are Connected

Mental Illness and Addiction: How the Two Conditions Are Connected

The connection of mental illness and substance use disorder has become commonly acknowledged in the scientific community as a dual diagnosis. Oftentimes the presence of a mental illness can lead to substance abuse and eventually addiction, but drug and alcohol abuse...

Are Vicodin and Oxycodone the Same?

Are Vicodin and Oxycodone the Same?

Vicodin and oxycodone are powerful painkillers available only through a prescription. Both drugs are used to help treat temporary or chronic pain and are considered semi-synthetic opioids. As such, they share similar chemical compositions and are often combined with...

What Is Methadone? Uses, Abuse and Addiction Concerns

What Is Methadone? Uses, Abuse and Addiction Concerns

Methadone is a prescription drug typically used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It functions similarly to heroin and morphine in regards to the receptors it targets within the brain to suppress the feelings of pain. This is because methadone is actually...

What Does Valium Do to Your Body?

What Does Valium Do to Your Body?

Valium is part of a group of medications often referred to as "happy pills" that can tackle a wide range of conditions and create a feeling of contentness and relaxation. As we've learned over the years, these types of drugs have...

How Long Do Tremors Last During Alcohol Withdrawal?

How Long Do Tremors Last During Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol abuse and addiction can have substantial negative impacts on an individual physically, mentally and personally. When the time comes to recover, it can be concerning for those who have developed dependencies on alcohol as...

How Long Will Withdrawal Symptoms From Pills Last?

How Long Will Withdrawal Symptoms From Pills Last?

Reliance on pharmaceutical drugs to live day-to-day life is, unfortunately, a common problem in America. What starts as a pharmaceutical treatment for an injury or valid medical concern slowly morphs into a dependency that can...

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