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Addiction | Victory Addiction Recovery Center blog articles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.

How Self-Medicating Can Lead to Addiction
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How Self-Medicating Can Lead to Addiction

By on Mar 4, 2024 in Addiction, Blog

Are you self-medicating? Self-medication is a term used to refer to a person using substances to treat mental, emotional, or physical pain. Many people do this, but not everyone realizes what’s happening. For that reason, many people who self-medicate end up developing a substance use disorder. If their mental health symptoms stem from a mental health disorder, they...

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What Are Your Options for Alcohol Addiction Treatment?
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What Are Your Options for Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

By on Jan 22, 2024 in Addiction, Blog

If you’re realizing it’s time to get help for your drinking, you are far from alone in your battle. An estimated 29.5 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), as data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction notes. Maybe you’re not sure where to begin. There are certainly numerous options available today for...

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What Is Ketamine, and Is It Dangerous?
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What Is Ketamine, and Is It Dangerous?

By on Nov 30, 2023 in Addiction

Ketamine is a type of dissociative drug, which means it changes the way the brain perceives what’s really happening around you. By distorting sensory perception, it can make a person feel as if they have left their body and are in a very different environment. This drug, which is similar to phencyclidine (PCP) in the way it impacts people, is dangerous, creating...

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The 7 Most Common Types of Addiction
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The 7 Most Common Types of Addiction

By on Aug 10, 2023 in Addiction, Blog

Do you struggle with the need to use substances on a routine basis? It may feel like a critical part of your day to stop for a drink after work or to relax with a few beers after dinner. For some people, it’s hard to get through the day without using something, even at work. If that’s the case for you, you may have addiction and dependence. There are various forms...

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