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Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Substance abuse treatment centers specialize in addressing the needs of someone suffering from a substance addiction. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.3 million Americans age 12 and older had a substance use disorder, comprising 7.4% of that population. There are many different types of facilities that offer a variety…

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Hydrocodone Side Effects

A synthetic opioid, doctors and physicians prescribe hydrocodone to treat severe pain. Similar to other opioids, hydrocodone affects receptors in the brain to change how the body responds and feels pain. Also like other opioids, hydrocodone side effects are potentially dangerous. When people take hydrocodone as instructed, it can be an effective medication. However, the…

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Coping Skills

Substance addiction is a deep, complex problem that evolves out of a number of factors, including environment, relationships, daily stressors, genetics, and trauma. One common reason people turn to substances is that they don’t have the adequate coping skills to manage their situation. Drugs serve as an unhealthy coping mechanism that people use to relieve…