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Are College Students Receiving Enough Drug Treatment?

Young adults in a college setting are particularly vulnerable to drug and alcohol use. Peer pressure, isolation from family and friends, and pressure from college commitments all combine to create a high-stress environment with low discipline and easy access to drugs and alcohol. College drug treatment may be available in some capacity from the college…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Center

Addictions to heroin, morphine, codeine, and painkillers are devastating to live with. When people become physically dependent on opioids, it is almost impossible for them to taper their use on their own. At the Sunstone Recovery opioid addiction treatment center in Bend, OR, we use remote technology to connect with our patients via telehealth apps. Causes…

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What Is Polysubstance Abuse Disorder?

Polysubstance abuse disorder occurs when a person develops a physical dependence on multiple dangerous chemicals, causing impairment, pain, and distress. This can result in death due to overdose. This dependence can occur with or without the person’s knowledge, making this condition particularly unnerving. Chemical dependency is complicated enough when there is only one substance involved.…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Alcohol is a central nervous system suppressant that impairs people’s ability to think clearly. As a psychoactive substance, alcohol is definitely considered a drug. According to the 2017 NSDUH study, more than 14.1 million Americans struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). This can help to ensure you do not succumb to a potentially life-threatening situation.…