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What is Dual Diagnosis?

A growing segment of addiction psychiatry, co-occurring disorders, or dual-diagnosis is emerging in addiction treatment facilities as an alternative to treatment plans that have historically focused on addiction. Living with an unidentified co-occurring disorder can negatively impact career, family, and other vital relationships. The challenge of controlling impulsive or addictive behaviors while failing to explore…

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Common Types of Designer Drugs

Many drugs are becoming increasingly accessible and even more worrying. Some illegal substances come from natural products, like plants, but designer drugs are developed in a laboratory. This article will examine some of the most common types of these chemically enhanced drugs. Seek out proper substance abuse treatment if your loved one is struggling to…

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Polysubstance Abuse in Young Adults

Young adults come across many different substances at a vulnerable age. Polysubstance abuse is not unusual, but it is heartbreaking. This article will explain what polysubstance abuse is, why it’s dangerous, and how to get help for yourself or a loved one. Contact Oceanfront Recovery if you have any questions about how we can help.…

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Underage Drinking and the Brain

Many parents worry about underage drinking, and rightly so. A young adult’s brain is still developing, and alcohol can be more dangerous to a teenager than an adult. The following article will look at drinking and the brain, and the impact underage drinking has on mental health. Drinking and the Brain Young people who start…

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Help for Elderly Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol addiction or what was once called alcoholism can happen to anyone, young or old, but it can be much more dangerous for the elderly. Elderly alcohol abuse is not uncommon, and it often goes hand in hand with another problem, like depression or anxiety. Understanding some of the dangers of elderly alcoholism and what…

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Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

When consuming alcohol, it’s essential to understand the signs of alcohol poisoning. For instance, knowing the signs and what to do about them could save someone’s life. Oceanfront Recovery has the experience to help you learn how to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to find the appropriate support. Signs of Alcohol Poisoning…

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Substance Abuse and PTSD

Substance abuse and PTSD often go hand-in-hand. Also, it’s common for individuals to attempt to deal with the PTSD symptoms by turning to substances, such as drugs and alcohol. This form of self-medicating may help to briefly mask symptoms but inevitably worsens PTSD while increasing the risk of addiction. When a mental health issue coincides…

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Addressing Addiction with Family

Talking about addiction to the family is challenging and can be upsetting. In other words, addiction and family are a difficult combination, but the following article will offer some advice on how to start talking about addiction with loved ones. Contact Oceanfront Recovery today to start learning about ways to address addiction. Addiction and Family…