Can Those Suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder Go Days Without Drinking?
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by High Focus Centers
2w ago
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an inability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational or health consequences. In this blog, we’ll examine whether individuals suffering from AUD can go days without drinking, as well as the nature of the disorder, challenges associated with withdrawal, and the journey toward recovery. Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism First, let’s identify signs of an individual struggling with AUD. The symptoms of AUD can be both physical and psychological, often progressing as the disorder worsens. Key signs and symp ..read more
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How Alcohol Affects the Aging Process
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by High Focus Centers
2w ago
As we age, our bodies undergo many visible and invisible changes. Excessive alcohol consumption can accelerate the aging process. Understanding the relationship between alcohol and aging can help you make informed choices about drinking and maintaining your overall health.  Skin-Deep Aging Effects of Alcohol   One of the most noticeable impacts of alcohol on aging is its effect on the skin. The skin is our largest organ, and it is often the first place signs of aging appear. Excessive alcohol consumption can exacerbate these signs, leading to premature aging.  Dehydration ..read more
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Strategies for Avoiding Relapse and Achieving Long-Term Recovery
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by High Focus Centers
2w ago
Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process with no set timeline, full of challenges and setbacks. To maintain sobriety and achieve long-term success, individuals in recovery must develop the tools to avoid relapse. Relapse can occur when people are exposed to certain triggers that reignite the urge to use substances. Individuals can better manage their recovery by identifying these triggers and implementing effective relapse-prevention strategies. What Triggers Relapse? Relapse triggers vary from person to person, but they commonly fall into several categories. Recognizing triggers is the f ..read more
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Setting Recovery Goals: A Guide to Successful Addiction Recovery
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by High Focus Centers
2w ago
In recovery, setting goals provides direction, motivation and a sense of accomplishment as you progress. By setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (SMART) goals, you can create a structured path toward a healthier, sober life. This blog will discuss the importance of setting recovery goals, examples of goals for addiction recovery and ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle goals into your plan. The Importance of Setting Recovery Goals Establishing clear goals in addiction recovery is helpful for several reasons: 1. Direction: Goals give you a clear path to follow, hel ..read more
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What Can I Do to Get High Without Drugs and Alcohol?
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by High Focus Centers
1M ago
As human beings, we like experiencing happiness, joy, and all those emotions that come in tandem with feeling good. We seek things that elicit those feelings and pursue those rushes of dopamine, like a perfectly seasoned meal, a hearty laugh with friends, or a real state of zen. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with this (it’s unavoidably hardwired in us as humans), there are ways we can pursue these highs that do more harm than good – namely, substance use. In order to keep our lives oriented towards wellness, it’s important to pursue those natural highs in ways that are healthy an ..read more
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Do I Need to Worry About Laced Marijuana?
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by High Focus Centers
1M ago
Marijuana is not a drug that most people would assume could be laced – we more often hear of substances like cocaine or heroin adulterated with dangerous additives, but not often marijuana. The truth, however, is that no substance is immune, and it is possible to obtain marijuana, which has been laced. In order to prevent severe illness or even possible overdose from occurring as a result of unknowingly consuming highly potent drugs, it is important to not only understand what a laced substance is, but how to properly identify and avoid them. What is a laced substance?  Laced substances a ..read more
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Recognizing “Heroin Eyes” and Other Physical Signs of Heroin Use
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by High Focus Centers
2M ago
Heroin use ravages the body inside and out. One telltale visible sign that an individual has been using is the phenomenon known as “heroin eyes.” In this blog, we’ll describe what heroin eyes look like and explore the broader physical effects and signs of heroin use. What Are Heroin Eyes? The phrase “heroin eyes” refers to the distinct physical appearance of a person’s eyes after using the potent opioid drug. Heroin eyes are a result of the drug’s effects on the body’s central nervous system and vascular system. When someone uses heroin, the drug causes blood vessels to constrict, leading to a ..read more
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Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania 
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by High Focus Centers
3M ago
In recent years, the discourse surrounding medical marijuana has undergone a significant shift, especially in states like Pennsylvania. With the legalization of medical cannabis, there has been a surge of interest and debate regarding its use, efficacy and potential risks. One of the most prevalent concerns is whether medical marijuana is addictive. In this blog, we explore the landscape of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.  Medical Marijuana in PA: A Brief Overview  In 2016, Pennsylvania joined a growing number of U.S. states that have voted to legalize medical marijuana, recognizi ..read more
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Teen Marijuana Use Statistics in Pennsylvania 
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by High Focus Centers
3M ago
Teen marijuana use has been a topic of nationwide concern. The first step of effective prevention and intervention involves understanding the statistics and trends around marijuana use in teenagers. In this blog, we zoom in on the state of Pennsylvania to take a closer look at the local data on teen marijuana use.  Marijuana Use in Teens: A Growing Concern  Easily influenced by social factors and peer pressure, teenagers are particularly vulnerable to the allure of marijuana. They may also harbor misconceptions about its safety. The growing accessibility of cannabis, coupled with cha ..read more
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Revisiting the D.A.R.E. Program: Success or Failure?
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by High Focus Centers
3M ago
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was initiated in the 1980s to help curb drug use among youth through school-based programs led by law enforcement officers. Its core mission was to educate students about the dangers of drug use, build self-esteem and teach skills to resist peer pressure. Decades later, the question arises: did the D.A.R.E. program succeed or fail?  The Origins and Evolution of D.A.R.E.  D.A.R.E. was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 amid growing concerns about drug abuse in communities across the U.S. The program quickly became a staple in schools ..read more
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