Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital Trip?

Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital Trip?

According to statistics produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to half of the people who get treatment at hospital emergency departments and trauma centers are under the influence of alcohol[1]. However, this and other sobering facts revealed by the NIH have a silver lining: people who must pay for their own trips to the emergency room (ER) may receive the unexpected gift of a...

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What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

To people who are drowning in addiction, interventions are like life preservers, say professionals at the Intervention Resource Center. They provide escape and the hope of redemption, usually by creating a “crisis” that breaks the cycle of destruction. To understand what is actually involved in an intervention, read on. Drama Gets Left at the Door The foundation of any intervention is a calm,...

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Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Professional treatment for steroid addiction can be a doorway that leads to a brand new life. The key to taking advantage of this opportunity is to know which rehab program will serve your needs the best. Options abound and people are complex, so the options that work for one individual may not work for you. Learn about the two most common types of rehab—inpatient and outpatient treatment—to...

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Youth and Addiction

Youth and Addiction

According to several national surveys, illicit drug use among teenagers has continued rising at high rates, and the growing popularity of marijuana is partly to blame. Although use of this drug declined during the late 1990s through the mid-to-late 2000s, the trend is now reversing; according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2012 alone, 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17 percent of 10th...

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4 Signs that Your Sobriety Is Making You a Better Person

4 Signs that Your Sobriety Is Making You a Better Person

Recovery is a long-term proposition. Every day that you choose not to use steroids or other mood-altering substances, life becomes richer and more meaningful. But that does not mean sobriety is a bed of roses. Staying in the present moment instead of numbing out, shouldering responsibility for your choices, and coping with stress in positive ways takes effort. In the early days of sobriety, this...

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How Drugs Affect Men’s Brains

How Drugs Affect Men’s Brains

Steroid use was once the dirty secret of professional athletes. Today, their use among men pursuing a physical advantage is so widespread that steroids have become practically mainstream. To learn how these performance-enhancing drugs affect men’s brains, read on. Steroids 101 Anabolic-androgen steroids are among the most commonly abused performance-enhancing drugs available. Testosterone is...

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How Do I Know If I Need Immediate Treatment for Steroid Abuse?

How Do I Know If I Need Immediate Treatment for Steroid Abuse?

Illegal steroids are made overseas and then smuggled into the United States or made in underground, unsafe labs in the United States. Because they are not regulated by the government, they pose a greater health risk to users. These labs may not label the item correctly or even make sure the measurements are accurate. This can pose tremendous health risks , which could affect one’s life...

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Four Ways People Disguise Their Use of Steroids

Four Ways People Disguise Their Use of Steroids

In most cases, drug abuse is driven by the user’s desire to achieve a state of euphoria. However, the abuse of anabolic steroids is unique in that users are not typically seeking euphoria. Instead, steroid users are often athletes or other active individuals who are willing to go to extreme lengths to improve their physical appearance and athletic performance. While the use of steroids can...

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I’m the Mother of a Steroid Addict: What Should I Do?

I’m the Mother of a Steroid Addict: What Should I Do?

If you are the mother of a steroid addict, you have probably experienced confusion, frustration and despair, each of which are completely normal reactions to addiction. You want to help your child, but you may be unsure of how to proceed. Addiction can be a sensitive topic, but ultimately, the most important thing you can do is communicate to your child in a sympathetic way that he needs to go to...

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How National Recovery Month Can Help Break the Stigma

How National Recovery Month Can Help Break the Stigma

National Recovery Month is a national observance aimed at raising awareness of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. Over 200 federal, state and local government entities, as well as non-profit organizations affiliated with prevention, treatment and recovery help to plan the event. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,”...

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