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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment? Intensive outpatient treatment is drug and alcohol treatment for people who do not need to go through medical detox. Many people need a residential treatment program where they can stay shielded from the stresses and triggers of their typical environment. People who come from troubled homes or who live on…

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Side Effects of Injecting Drugs

Injecting drugs impacts your physical, mental, and emotional health. As a result, commonly injected drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and opioids have serious long-term side effects on the human body. Injecting drugs is a very dangerous activity because it can quickly lead to addiction. This can make long-term side effects worse and harder to overcome.…

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Long-Term Effects of Opioid Use

Opioids are a class of drugs that doctors prescribe for severe or chronic pain. Common opioids include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl, methadone, and heroin. While these drugs are effective at treating pain, they are also highly dangerous and addictive. The long-term side effects of opioids can include psychological and physical problems and overdose and fatality.…

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Signs of an Alcohol Overdose

Dealing with alcohol issues comes with many complexities and problems. Alcohol issues tend to interrupt family life, work-life, and personal satisfaction in life. Moreover, alcohol slowly destroys the body and can lead to great harm. If you or a loved one struggles with alcohol use, you may even worry about an alcohol overdose. This is…

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Watch Out for These Cocaine Side Effects

There are several short-term and long-term cocaine side effects. However, they are different for everyone. While some may experience feeling alert, others experience just the opposite. Inevitably the “high” people experience from the drug often disappears after an hour. This is the reason people easily develop a cocaine addiction because they begin to chase the…

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What Does IOP Consist Of?

If you are grappling with a severe alcohol or substance use disorder, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) can help treat your condition. This level of treatment is less intense than partial hospitalization or residential treatment options. However, the program is more time demanding than ordinary outpatient programs at Renaissance Recovery. Constituents of the Outpatient Program…

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How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Center

Millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorders, but only a few receive proper addiction recovery services in rehab. Most people suffering from mental health disorders do not admit they have a problem, making it difficult for them to receive professional help. Therefore, when you or someone you care about decides to seek help, you…