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The Dangers of Drug Use: Side Effects of Commonly Used Drugs

Although not classified as a disease, substance abuse is a very destructive addiction that all too often ruins lives. Unfortunately, despite the risks associated with drug use, large numbers of individuals continue to experiment and regularly use one or several forms of dangerous substances.

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Choosing the Right Rehab

Some researchers and medical professionals are suggesting that America’s most neglected disease is drug addiction because of the steadily increasing number of deaths by drug overdose. In 2015 alone, drug abuse contributed to over 47,000 deaths – triple the number of deaths in 1999.

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30-Day Rehab Programs

Thirty-day rehab programs are short-term treatment programs, with most being 28 days long. They are intensive programs that utilize a broad range of medical and behavioral therapies to treat all forms of addiction. Short-term programs are offered at inpatient residential facilities or hospitals and are recommended for users with mild addictions.

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How to Find a Drug Rehab Center: Taking the Guesswork Out of a Hard Choice

You are not alone; many people do not know how to find a drug rehab center, or what to look for in their search .  It is important to make the right decision.

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Drug Rehabilitation Center Directory

The first step to drug rehabilitation is for an addict to recognize and admit to having a drug problem. The second step is to find a treatment center where he or she will learn how to cope with their addiction and how to live each day without a fix.

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Stages of Addiction

While there is no absolute scientific formula for identifying when an individual’s drug consumption has developed into a full-blown addiction problem, most rehabilitation counselors agree that there are four distinct stages of drug use that may lead to addiction.

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Drug Use Statistics in Canada and the US - Trends and Dangers

Drug use is a topic of great concern in both Canada and the United States; each year, injuries, illness and deaths related to drug use costs Canadians millions in health care dollars.

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Guide to Alcohol Rehab

In 2016, one in four Americans drank heavily at least one time during the year (heavy drinking is defined as four drinks at a time for women, and five for men). Additionally, there were over 30,000 deaths in 2014 directly involving alcohol.

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Guide to Methamphetamine and Crystal Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine was originally synthesized in Japan in 1893, but wasn’t widely used until governments on both sides began distributing it to their soldiers during World War II. Today, methamphetamine is responsible for the fifth highest overdose rate in the United States, contributing to 7,663 deaths in 2016 alone.

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