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What Are Some Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms?

When someone you love is addicted to prescription painkillers like morphine, you may notice that they seem excessively drowsy. Perhaps they fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as at work, school, or even while driving. This is a sign that they may be misusing opioids, which are well known for their sedative effects. Not only […]

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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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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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8 Options for Addiction Treatment Without Insurance

Most commercial insurances cover addiction treatment. But if you don’t have health insurance and need addiction treatment, don’t worry. There are still many options available for addiction treatment without insurance. That does not need to be a barrier to getting your needed help. Consider these options, and consider contacting Promises Washburn House at 855.298.3104 today

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Signs of Heroin Use

Heroin use can wreak havoc on the life of the person using it, as well as anyone and everyone they love. It’s a highly addictive drug, and heroin overdoses are not uncommon. If you’re worried a loved one is using or addicted to heroin, it’s important to watch certain physical, emotional, and behavioral changes. By

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drugs are commonly abused because they’re legal and easily available. In the U.S., alarming numbers of Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in what’s been deemed an opioid crisis. Many prescription drugs are relatively safe when used for their intended medical purpose, but they can also cause a high and have addictive properties. If you

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Signs of Meth Use

Methamphetamine (or meth) is a stimulant drug used for recreational purposes. Its crystal form (crystal meth) is highly addictive. Crystal meth (or “ice”) can be smoked or snorted. Smoking achieves a faster onset and more intense effects. The instant and extreme euphoria associated with crystal meth are very addictive. Meth addiction can devastate the person

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