How to Strengthen Your Heart – Three Easy Routines

Most commonly-abused drugs can cause various heart problems. The effects vary widely from increasing or decreasing your heart rate, to causing infection or calcification; often leading to a heart attack or vein collapse. Substance abuse damages the heart, so it’s important to make the recovery of this vital organ part of the substance abuse recovery process. Fortunately, even if […]

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Strategies for Managing Stress and Staying Clean

Drug abuse happens for many reasons, ranging from genetic predispositions to environment to life-related stresses. However, stress in and of itself can be enough to lead to substance abuse, drug addiction or relapse after rehabilitation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), studies have found the following factors to be true when it comes […]

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Luxury Addiction Recovery Services Offered at Bluff Plantation

If you are seeking more information about holistic addiction treatment, for either yourself or for a loved one, it is important that you look into the details of exactly what a rehabilitation, or addiction treatment center can offer. At Bluff Plantation, our goal is to offer rehab services in a serene environment that allows patients […]

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Healing the Mind Body Connection

When you are dealing with addiction, a very careful approach must be taken if you are looking for a true recovery, rather than just a short term detox. More than half of addiction patients today relapse within nine months, something that is quite possibly due to the “quick fix” rehab centers that don’t give patients the tools […]

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Yoga…for Alcoholics?

Holistic addiction treatment may seem like a new-age concept, but drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities have always understood and embraced the mind-body-spirit connection. In fact, twelve-step programs embody that concept by combining spirituality and cognitive changes to manage substance abuse disorders. All complementary therapies that can help the body, mind and spirit in the recovery process […]

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What You Need to Know About Level IV Detox

The fear of experiencing detox prevents many addicts from entering a rehab facility and getting the addiction help they need. Detox can range from mildly uncomfortable to severely painful depending on the overall health of the person, the substances they use and the frequency and duration of use. Some addicts try to undergo detox alone, […]

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Don’t Use Drugs and Drive

Everyone knows alcohol and driving don’t mix, but what about drugs and driving? Few people know that it is illegal to drive under the influence of a drug, including prescription drugs, some over-the-counter drugs, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Drugged driving is a major highway threat. In 2007 aboutone in six (16%) of weekend nighttime […]

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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Part 1

In June of 2014, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control reported that excessive drinking accounted for 1 in 10 preventable deaths of working-age Americans from 2006 to 2010: 88,000 deaths each year, the third leading cause of preventable deaths. These deaths arise from liver damage, alcohol poisoning, car accidents, falls, and murders. Most heavy drinkers binge […]

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Exercise as a Treatment Strategy for Addiction

The important role of exercise in helping to maintain optimal physical health is well known. Like the popular auto insurance commercial points out, “Everybody knows that.” But did you know exercise plays an important role in mental health as well? Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of exercise in treating virtually all forms of mental […]

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A Definitive Summary of the Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use: Implications for Public Policy

A definitive, comprehensive review of the current state of scientific knowledge on marijuana written by the nation’s leading drug scientists was recently published by the premier medical journal, The New England Journal of Medicine. Authored by the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director for Scientific Affairs, and Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse […]

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