Drug Addiction

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Will a Partial Hospitalization Program for Addiction Benefit Me?

When you are ready to get help for drug or alcohol addiction, you may be confused by the different treatment options. Typically, you will receive an intake assessment as your first step in the process, where your treatment team can determine which level of care is ideal for your situation. Before reaching out, it is …

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Is Extended Care Rehab the Right Fit for Me?

You’ve made the brave decision to seek help for your addiction. There are so many options. Which one is right for you? Is extended care rehab a good fit? At Washburn House in Worcester, MA, we understand how overwhelming this decision can be and are here to help. Let’s break down what an extended care …

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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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Can I Be Addicted to Marijuana?

Marijuana—aka weed, grass, or pot—is one of the most commonly used drugs in America. The stigma surrounding marijuana use has decreased in recent decades, and over half of Americans have admitted to at least trying it at some point. As a result of these changing attitudes, recreational marijuana use has become legal in many states, …

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3 Dangers of Mixing Substances

When used together, drugs and alcohol either heighten or reduce their effects. This interaction of substances in the body can cause severe side effects or lead to overdose. The dangers of mixing substances are often unknown to users, who either experiment with different substances or combine them unknowingly.People who use prescription medications such as benzodiazepines …

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Opioid Overdose and Recovery

While addiction to opioids and the threat of overdose are a challenge to combat, opioid recovery is not impossible. Here in Worcester county, there are many resources available for those who struggle with opioid use. Learn more about the opioid crisis in the United States and how you can find help here in Massachusetts by …

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7 Most Addictive Drugs

While all drugs have the potential for abuse, some are naturally more addictive than others. Highly addictive drugs share several similarities. They all affect the brain, lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and require professional addiction treatment. A drug rehab center can help someone with addiction break the cycle of abuse and build a foundation for …

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prescription drug abuse

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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7 Tips for Throwing a Totally Sober, Super Fun Party

For most people, partying sounds like sweet relief from the stress of daily life. But if you’re in addiction recovery, parties can feel like trouble. Even if you abstain from drugs and alcohol, just being around people using them can trigger a relapse, especially in the early stages of recovery. You might find yourself completely …

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DMT Drug Effects

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful psychedelic drug found in many plants worldwide. The substance also exists naturally in your body. It’s a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States. Legally, this means DMT has a high potential for abuse and no medical value. DMT drug effects become behaviorally addictive even though you don’t experience the withdrawal …

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