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How Does Screening Among Adolescents Prevent Future Substance Addiction?

How Does Screening Among Adolescents Prevent Future Substance Addiction?

Adolescents who use alcohol heavily and early in life have a greater likelihood of developing alcohol use disorder than those who don’t, which can cause long-term impairment to their growth and development. Screening tools for substance abuse can help identify and intervene at the earliest possible stage to disrupt this progression. Effective screening and prevention … Read more

Why Do You Need a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Why Do You Need a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Many people consider the end of detox and rehab as finishing recovery. Due to this mindset, relapses happen frequently during early recovery. However, recovery is a life-long process, so developing a long-term relapse prevention plan following detox and treatment gives you a higher chance of success. What Is a Relapse Prevention Plan? When you enter … Read more

How Do You Manage Stress and Depression in the Workplace?

How Do You Manage Stress and Depression in the Workplace?

Stress is a well-known risk factor in the development of addiction and in relapse vulnerability. Even after completing residential treatment and achieving sobriety, stress and depression can make it difficult to manage your job in recovery. As recovery is all about continually adapting and growing, you can learn specific skills to deal with stress and … Read more

Medication Management: How to Reduce Cravings Associated With Drugs and Alcohol

Medication Management: How to Reduce Cravings Associated With Drugs and Alcohol

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is necessary in most cases of substance addiction. MAT combines FDA-approved medications to help with detox with various behavioral therapies to achieve sobriety. The pharmacological approach has been shown to effectively increase survival rates, rehab retention rates, and individuals’ ability to maintain a good quality of life. Detoxification is perhaps the most … Read more