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Domestic Abuse And Addiction

Domestic Abuse And Addiction For most of us when we hear “domestic abuse” we often think of a physical or sexual abuse. While this may be true for most cases, we often forget about emotional and psychological abuse. For many who deal with the physical abuse, they also suffer from the emotional and psychological abuse,…

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The Negative Effects of Smartphones

The Negative Effects of Smartphones Smartphones are seen by many as a great invention that allows us to have access to global communication, directions and maps, constant source of information, the ability to know a simple fact within a matter of seconds, and a way to find almost anything you are looking for. Not to…

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Know the Symptoms: The 4 Stages of Alcoholism

If you suffer from alcohol addiction, you are not alone. As of 2015, over 17 million people deal with alcohol abuse or dependence every day. Addiction is a sneaky disease that tricks you into thinking you’re in control while tightening its grasp on your life. What starts as harmless experimentation can evolve into dependence, which quickly turns…

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6 Ways Utah Treatment Centers Can Change Your Life

Why does one person get addicted to drugs and alcohol and another doesn’t? They can use the same amount with the same frequency and at the same time. Yet, still, one may trade his spouse, children and job for just one more hit. And the other one calmly walks away. The answer: Addiction is a brain…

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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Increased by 78% in Utah

There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans currently suffering from an opioid use disorder, and the government has deemed this a public health emergency. Prescription opioid overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years and unintentional overdose deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Roughly 91 Americans die each day…

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New Year’s Resolutions?

We are in full swing of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Every year at this time I contemplate the past year and think about the upcoming year.  The idea of a New Year’s resolution always crosses my mind and it causes a wave of emotions: excitement, hopefulness, defeat, being overwhelmed, pressure to succeed…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment: How We Can Help

At Recovery Ways, the therapeutic team takes a Dual Diagnosis approach to treatment. Dual Diagnosis Treatment emphasizes that a person has a mood disorder (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) and a substance use disorder simultaneously. When this happens, it is common for the person to struggle to understand the relationship between the two…

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Addiction & Depression

Addiction & Depression There is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They say that mental health disorders patients are accountable for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. A big cause of this is patients trying to self…

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Complex Addiction

Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription…

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The Family and Medical Leave Act for Addiction Treatment

The Family and Medical Leave Act for Addiction Treatment The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that took effect back in 1993. FMLA guarantees certain employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave in a year for serious health issues or to care for a family member with a serious health…

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