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Woman with head on hands, struggling with long-term effects of marijuana use

What Are the Long Term Effects of Marijuana Use?

In recent decades, the stigma around marijuana use has decreased significantly. In many states across the United States, marijuana is now legal for both medical and recreational use. While there are many therapeutic applications for marijuana, long-term use of this drug is not without risk. Researchers and addiction specialists are becoming much more aware of …

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Wine Mom Culture

In the simplest terms possible, a wine mom is a mother who drinks wine. However, wine mom culture has grown into a popular, yet dangerous phenomenon. The culture has brought mothers together for weekly social events where drinking wine is the focus. But trend has become so popular that is has sparked a massive marketing …

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Common Things Those With Addictions Say to Justify

It’s hard to admit you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, especially to yourself. No one wants to feel powerless or out of control. For that reason, denial is common among people with addictions. It’s the  “selective ignoring of information” or a refusal to acknowledge the reality of your situation. Denial allows drug addicts …

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What Are the Physical Signs of Heroin Use?

Heroin is a very addictive opioid. The high that heroin produces is intense, and repeated use can quickly lead to dependence. Additionally, a person will likely develop a tolerance that requires increasingly high doses of heroin to satisfy a craving, running the risk of an overdose. In addition to the immediate effects of heroin use, …

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How Does Yoga Therapy Help With Addiction?

It can be daunting to enter addiction treatment. Different types of addiction require different therapeutic approaches to detox and recovery. Furthermore, addiction recovery is not just a physiological process but a psychological and emotional one as well. Accordingly, there are many treatment modalities that can support the overall well-being of a person in recovery. Yoga …

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The Truth About Alcohol Tolerance

When you drink for an extended period of time, you can start to develop an alcohol tolerance. When left unchecked, developing alcohol tolerance and subsequent drinking behavior can lead to harmful consequences. If you or a loved one is developing a high alcohol tolerance, contact Washburn House at 855.298.3104 today. Our alcohol addiction treatment program …

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5 Foods That Can Stop Alcohol Cravings

How can you stop alcohol cravings? When you’re trying to stay sober, your alcohol cravings can sometimes take over. Did you know that there are some foods that help with alcohol addiction? If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol cravings, consider creating a diet for alcohol addiction with Washburn House’s help. Contact us …

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Is Dating Someone in Addiction Recovery A Good Idea?

Dating someone in recovery can be challenging. After all, recovery affects both people in the relationship. If you’re dating someone healing from an addiction, it’s important to understand the tools for supporting both yourself and your partner.  If you’d like more information on what to expect when dating someone in recovery, contact Washburn House at …

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Who Needs Extended Care Addiction Treatment?

On the journey to recovery, there are many types of addiction treatment programs that can make a difference. From short-term residential treatment to intensive outpatient treatment, there are many options available for those seeking help for their addiction.One type of addiction treatment program that can be especially helpful is extended care addiction treatment, also known …

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