Category: Addiction

Drug Rehab & Addiction Center in Utah

Chemical Dependency VS. Substance Abuse

Addiction is dynamic, and the multiple layers of physical, psychological and social consequences make it difficult to treat with a generic approach. Every person who experiences a substance use disorder is different, and they need hands-on, personalized care to help them untangle the various knots tying addiction into their life. Although chemical dependency and substance…
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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

How long does cocaine stay in your system? As a fast-acting stimulant, cocaine does not remain in the body much longer than the high it produces. While intense, cocaine stimulation generally only lasts between fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on a combination of factors. Cocaine levels in the blood remain at peak level for…
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WorkMed Drug Testing – Why Should You Screen Employees?

Employers have the responsibility of maintaining a safe workplace, both for their customers and employees. Depending on the industry, many different factors can contribute to workplace safety, such as proper training, security, and following work-specific safety standards. However, no matter what type of jobs come through a workplace, there is one safety concern that all…
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The Complicated Relationship Between Alcoholism and Religion The Complicated Relationship Between Alcoholism and Religion

The push and pull between alcohol abuse and religion is about as old as time. In Old Testament accounts, as well as Egyptian and Babylonian histories, there are various stories that describe the effects of alcohol dependence and the follies it brings. Still today, the relationship between religious groups and alcoholism is rocky and complicated.…
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Stress Is a Very Powerful Addiction Trigger

Anyone struggling with addiction knows stress is a very powerful trigger. Brain research now indicates, people exposed to stress are more likely to abuse alcohol or other drugs and are more likely to relapse in recovery. Those of us struggling with addiction understand the role stress plays in relapse, however we find it difficult to…
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Overcoming Negative Thinking in Recovery

Negative thinking, negative self talk, and thought distortions can be major barriers in the recovery process, as they lead you to be believe that you are less capable and less worthy of recovery than you actually are. Part of what we do at Pomarri is help our clients recognize their own thought distortions—and then enable…
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The Addicted Brain

As we experience life, our brain goes through a series of highly complicated processes. It is constantly distinguishing, separating, and generating what we like, similar to a Google search. Just as Google generates data for us to sift through, the limbic center of our brain is constantly generating material for us to judge, unravel, and…
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Sexual Trauma and Addiction

“It was a bleary Tuesday afternoon and I sat awkwardly in a metal folding chair, trying not to squirm. There were six other folding chairs placed in a semi-circle beside me, filled with other women who looked at least as uncomfortable as I was.microsoft compatibility telemetry disk usage A woman with strawberry blonde hair, graying…
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The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana Part 3

PART 3 As more states begin to adopt the legalization of marijuana in multiple forms, we must begin to truly measure the effects that it is likely to have on society. ‘The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana’ is a series of articles that will examine the economic benefits that marijuana legalization has had in the states…
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The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana Part 2

PART 2 As more states begin to adopt the legalization of marijuana in multiple forms, we must begin to truly measure the effects that it is likely to have on society. ‘The Effects of Legalizing Marijuana’ is a series of articles that will examine the economic benefits that marijuana legalization has had in the states…
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