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What Happens When You Mix Benzos and Alcohol?

Professional sources such as the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and SAMSHA have reported what occurs when benzodiazepines are abused, misused, or mixed with other substances such as alcohol. Generally, benzodiazepines aren’t the primary drug of abuse. Most often, …

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Addiction Group Therapy Topics

When you attend a treatment program at New Directions for Women—or any other treatment center—you will likely participate in group therapy. Group therapy is a regular part of addiction treatment due to its many benefits. It is often a part …

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High Blood Pressure and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol and drugs have been known to impact an individual’s body. Overall, the effects a person experiences will be dependent on the specific substance but generally will include several adverse health effects. The severity of side effects from a substance …

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Acupuncture for Addiction

Acupuncture for Addiction Treatment

Overcoming drug addiction is an incredibly challenging journey that requires various different methods and approaches in order to be effective and successful. Likewise, there are numerous different studies showcasing that acupuncture can possibly be an effective tool in overall treating …

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Information About Crystals for Addiction

At New Directions for Women, we strive to remain aware and up-to-date on trends and information regarding addiction treatment. One approach people are beginning to take notice of is the use of crystals for addiction. While we offer evidence-based addiction …

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What are Gateway Drugs?

Gateway drugs aren’t always referred to as addictive drugs. Matter-of-fact, when an individual abuses non-addictive drugs, it can lead individuals down the path of addictive drugs. However, there is more depth to gateway drugs than the above simple definition.  To …

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