Psychoactive substances are drugs which alter a person's brain chemistry. They include depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and inhalants.
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During detox and recovery, withdrawal involves discomfort, but the benefits of overcoming addiction far outweigh withdrawal pains.
A life of addiction can make it difficult to trust yourself or to believe others, but the success of recovery depends on opening yourself to feedback.
A life of addiction involves fear, and the prospect of starting recovery might be frightening. However, overcoming fear is the key to finding freedom.
To achieve recovery from addiction, it is important to give treatment a try and practice sobriety as a lifestyle. Perfectionism prevents progress.
Ping pong treatment is a term used to describe what happens when a patient bounces back and forth between addiction and mental health treatment.
The integrated treatment approach to psychiatric and substance use disorders makes sense from the standpoint of viewing recovery from a holistic approach.
The goal of addressing addiction and mental illness is to provide an overall understanding of the importance of an integrated treatment approach.