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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 drug addiction treatment center in Bend, OR, we use remote technology to connect with our patients via telehealth apps. Causes…

an example of the drug alcohol

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.…

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Overcoming Psychological Dependence

What is psychological dependence? The term psychology refers to the behavioral process related to the mind and emotions. Psychological dependence describes the mental and emotional processes that relate to developing or recovering from a substance abuse problem or addiction. Emotional dependence is just as severe as physical dependence, and addressing the mental aspects of dependence…

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Wine Mom Culture

After a long day’s work, it is considered socially acceptable in some households to come home and have a drink. Parenting is incredibly challenging, but using alcohol to cope with the stresses of motherhood can lead to chemical dependence. Unfortunately, the practice of wine mom culture is becoming so widespread that many mothers are battling…