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Understanding Alcohol Dependence

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 1, 2023 Updated: January 24, 2023 Alcohol use disorder is prevalent among Americans, affecting millions yearly. Those who do not understand addiction may think it is easy to overcome or simply a matter of willpower. An alcohol use disorder can be…

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Benefits of a 12-Step Program for Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 27, 2023 Updated: January 12, 2023 Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, and its offshoot, Narcotics Anonymous, or NA. With their vast presence in the media representation of addiction recovery, 12-step programs for addiction treatment, like AA and…

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The Risks of Mixing Ativan and Alcohol

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 16, 2023 Updated: January 12, 2023 Drinking alcohol is a common activity, with alcoholic beverages readily available, even in convenience stores. Though moderate or social drinking is relatively acceptable, there are still a large number of people who drink excessively. This,…

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What to Expect During Heroin Detox

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 30, 2022 Updated: January 23, 2023 For those who need treatment for a heroin use disorder, detox is often the first step. During detox, harmful chemicals and toxins in opioids leave the body. However, without professional care at a rehab center,…

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