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Behavioral Addiction-related Crimes and Offenses

Addiction applies to more than drug and alcohol abuse. Many crimes and offenses stem from compulsive behavioral problems.  What Is Behavioral Addiction? Behavioral addictions are everyday habits that people with no self-discipline take to extremes at the expense of everything else in life. While everyone loves food, sex and social media, behavioral addicts get so …

Luxury Alcohol Rehab

Luxury rehab centers offer drug and alcohol treatment for professionals. For people with careers and public lives who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, luxury rehabs offer discreet alternatives to urban treatment centers. Luxury vs. Regular Rehab Professionals who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse often shy away from treatment. Some of them fear the …

Opioid Addiction Treatment 

When used as per a physician’s recommendations, opioid medications help manage acute pain by interacting with opioid receptors in nerve cells.  However, the pleasurable feelings that result from opioid consumption can lead to dependence, especially when used for non-medical purposes.  Besides the risk of addiction, opioid abuse also increases the risk of death as high …

Porn Addiction Treatment: Can You Get Help For It?

Porn addiction is considered a non-substance behavior, and therefore it is not listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition) manual or the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision). Nor has this alleged behavioral addiction been medically reviewed by the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association.  …

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol withdrawal is a set of physical and mental problems that occur when you stop or significantly cut back on alcohol consumption after a period of heavy dependence.  Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal vary depending on dependence and timeline after cessation (or reduction in consumption).   The longer an alcoholic stays without consuming alcohol, the more severe …

The Impact of Covid-19 on Addiction

The COVID-19 pandemic has created difficulties for people everywhere. As a result, many have adopted various coping mechanisms. A 2020 study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that as many as 13% of Americans turned to substance use to handle emotions brought on by the pandemic. At the same time, many …

LGBTQ Drug Addiction Treatment: Rehab for Sexual Minorities

Drug and alcohol abuse is a major problem in the LGBTQ community. According to a 2018 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 9% of sexual minority adults use opioids, compared to only 3.9% of heterosexual adults. Substance misuse is more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals because of the discrimination …

Leading Rehabs In South Dakota

As per drug abuse statistics provided by the National Institute On Drug Abuse, half of all deaths caused by drug overdose in South Dakota in 2018 involved opioids.  And while the number of opioid prescriptions issued in South Dakota is well below the national average of 51.4 prescriptions for every 100 persons, there is still …

Leading Rehabs In North Dakota

Although the rate of drug abuse in North Dakota isn’t as alarming as in most other states, the slow (but ever-increasing) rate of drug dependence and overdose should be a cause for concern, more so for commonly abused drugs like marijuana, alcohol, and amphetamines.  If you’re a North Dakotan in search of a proper drug …