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For most people, “treatment” conjures images of detox or a residential rehab facility. In reality, detox (detoxification) is not treatment — it only addresses the physical symptoms of withdrawal — and a residential program is
When you think about your family tree and look at your child, what do you notice? You may see that you’ve passed along eye and hair color or the way they smile. But what you
I would like to share some of the most common questions I receive about relapse. I will answer them from an overview perspective and in a general sense. Relapse is a big topic, with many
Overdose deaths linked to synthetic benzodiazepines rose more than sixfold between 2019 and 2020, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Underground labs are making new synthetic versions of prescription
Half of adults ages 20 to 39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder, a new study finds. In contrast, 23.6% of young adults without ADHD have had a substance use disorder
As the parent of a teen, have you found yourself looking at your child, wondering “Why would you do that?” From mood swings to risk-taking, “normal” teenage behavior can be confusing and exasperating. Research reveals
As a parent or family member, you may wonder when substance use gets to a point where it is a medical disorder. Is it the amount or how frequently alcohol and other substances are consumed?