Tips to Quit Drinking

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If you have noticed that social drinking or having the occasional drink has transitioned into regular or daily drinking, you may have developed an alcohol use disorder (AUD). There are numerous health consequences to AUD and alcoholism. If you have developed a drinking problem, there is no time to quit drinking like the present. Our […]

Signs of Opioid Abuse

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Opioid abuse and addiction are destructive forces in the life of the person who is abusing opioids as well as their family, friends, and colleagues. Opioid abuse affects everyone in a person’s life. They are not only addictive, but they are disruptive to a person’s ability to fulfill basic everyday obligations, including work and personal […]

Common Myths About Addiction

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There are many common myths about addiction and dependence regarding substance abuse disorders (SUDs). It’s important to debunk these myths so people do not have false impressions of what real-life addiction can look like. Another problem with myths about addiction is that they promote falsehoods that may lead people to believe drugs or alcohol are […]

What Is Physical Dependence?

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There are many ways in which a person can become dependent on drugs and alcohol. It’s important to understand that addiction comes in many forms and that forming a dependence is an early sign that a person is forming an addiction. Physical dependence and psychological dependence are two indicators that a habit has formed. Physical […]

Family Support in Recovery

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Drugs and alcohol do more than damaging the person who abuses substances and develops an addiction. Relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues are often damaged by the cycle of abuse. Depending on a client’s life circumstances, learning how to repair these relationships can be an integral part of rehab. At TruHealing Gaithersburg, we know […]

How Meth Impacts Mental Health

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Addiction to methamphetamine, also known as meth, is particularly alarming for numerous reasons. For one, it’s a highly destructive and addictive drug that destroys a person’s physical and mental health. Another issue is that, unlike opiates, there are no life-saving measures like naloxone to use as a medical intervention in case of overdose. This means […]

Addiction Among Minorities and a Scholarship to Receive Treatment

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Society continues to find more and more ways that the path towards equality has continued to be unequal for Americans. Black Americans are historically treated unfairly by police and the American justice system. Black Americans spend an alarmingly disproportionate time in jail or prison for equivalent offenses to White Americans. Black Americans are not given […]

Addiction Is a Disease

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A person who has turned to drugs and alcohol use is not usually making a choice so much as giving in to a path of least resistance. It can seem easier to use alcohol or drugs as an escape from the hardships of daily life or to manage mental health issues like anxiety and depression. […]

The Dangers of Cocaine

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Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are essentially the same drug because they have similar properties. Crack cocaine is condensed into a harder “rock” form that is smoked as opposed to powder cocaine which is most often snorted. Powder cocaine has the perception of being a more expensive drug. However, due to the short-lived nature of […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Helping Have A Great Day

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be useful for many reasons. The dialectical behavior therapy definition involves the use of a range of skills to teach people how to improve their lives by changing thought patterns and behaviors. An effective DBT therapist can help you learn the areas in your life that you need to focus […]