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Is Addiction a Disease?

For centuries, many people, including scientists and scholars, have believed addiction to be an issue of moral shortcomings. Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1940’s was the first to use the term disease when describing an alcoholic’s condition. “a chronic, often, relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted…

How to spot addict manipulation and what you can do to avoid falling victim

Manipulation is a characteristic of virtually every addict. The disease of addiction can be described as an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind. When an addict puts a mood or mind altering substance into their body, they experience a reaction that creates the phenomenon of craving: the desire to consume more of…

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How Will My Intensive Outpatient Program and PHP Work Together?

Choosing the right means of recovery is vital for anyone struggling with addiction. Fortunately, there are many options available to prospective patients and their loved ones. Although residential treatment is common, also effective is the combination of an intensive outpatient program and PHP, or a partial hospitalization program. These options grant patients the flexibility they…

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The Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program

Whether you’re recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, one of the treatment options available will be partial hospitalization. This type of program is somewhere between ordinary outpatient care and residential care. It creates daily structure for patients, who will need to adhere to a schedule for recovery that includes several activities like counseling, fitness…