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Are All Drugs Addictive?

Are All Drugs Addictive?

Drug addiction is a complex disease that affects brain function and behavior. It is characterized by an inability to control drug use despite harmful consequences. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, among people aged 12 or older, 20.4 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2019. Scale […]

What Is The Difference Between Drug Abuse And Drug Dependence?

What Is The Difference Between Drug Abuse And Drug Dependence?

While addiction to any form of drug can involve both abuse and dependence, it’s important to understand the differences between the two when choosing to discuss with or help a loved one during their path to recovery. Removing this confusion will make the process of working with someone fighting addiction much less stressful. The Difference […]

Drug Abuse and Its Warning Signs – What To Look Out For

Drug abuse is becoming more and more prevalent in the United States. The families of those suffering from substance abuse often struggle with seeing a loved one go through the increasingly difficult stages of abuse. These trends can often end in addiction if not treated early on. Intervention at any point in the addiction roadmap […]

Men Seeking Addiction Treatment in Boston 

Men Seeking Addiction Treatment in Boston 

Substance abuse disorders are often looked upon in bad light. This can lead those suffering the most to withdraw from their families and loved ones out of feelings of shame or embarrassment. Removing the taboo behind problem drug or alcohol use is something we must work together as a society to remove. Allowing others to […]

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Massachusetts

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Massachusetts

Get connected with quality an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Massachusetts at Baystate Recovery Center. Intensive Outpatient Program is a drug and alcohol treatment program that helps people overcome their addiction while juggling responsibilities. Treatment programs can continue while the patient lives at home, works, and takes care of their family. At Baystate Recovery Center, […]

Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts

Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts

Problem drinking has various causes, with social, psychological, genetic, and physiological factors all playing a part. Every person is affected differently by each cause. For some people with alcohol use disorder, they drink to cope with emotional issues. For others, psychological traits like low self-esteem increase the chances of developing an alcohol dependence. Sexual abuse, […]

A Closer Look at Alcohol Addiction

A Closer Look at Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction affects millions of people around the globe, from all walks of life. Once a person becomes addicted to alcohol and incorporates drinking into their daily routine, it can be difficult for them to stop and find their way back to a healthy, productive lifestyle. Knowing exactly how alcohol addiction is defined and how […]

Signs Of Excessive Alcohol Abuse

Signs Of Excessive Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use disorder is a serious matter. It can lead to major life issues, including alcohol poisoning and death. There are 22,000 deaths attributed to alcohol poisoning, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of this possibility, it’s imperative that anyone who has an alcohol use disorder get the help […]

Telehealth Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

Telehealth Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and contribute to the flattening of the curve, we adhere to all the State and Federal regulations, including social distancing and wearing a mask. While we are also following the CDC’s guidelines regarding disinfecting our facilities, we understand that not all our clients can come to our offices at […]

Heroin Addiction – Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment

Heroin Addiction – Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment

Heroin is a type of opioid made from morphine that is derived from certain poppy plant seed pods. When sold on the streets, heroin resembles a brown or white powder. Dealers frequently cut heroin with powdered milk, sugar, quinine, or starch so they can make a larger profit. If a cut of heroin is extremely pure, […]