Substance Abuse

Treatment

Happy First Birthday Beauterre Recovery Institute!


On January 28th, 2015, Beauterre Recovery Institute opened its doors for business. A new chemical dependency / mental health treatment center option located in the gorgeous 182 acres of Owatonna, Minnesota. If you build it, they will come.” – Field of Dreams Or will they? According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start

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Addiction, Relapse

One Word to Keep You Sober In the New Year


Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, in a beautiful land of 182 acres of prairie located just south of the Twin Cities, stood a young man ready to return to his world. After a few months of treatment he was going home to his family, his job, and his restored health.

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Relapse

Sobriety For Your New Year


Resolutions and goals. Parties, family and alcohol. It is that time of year, again.  Approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, stopping smoking, better money management and debt reduction.” – Psychology Today The excitement of a resolution can die off quickly. Making resolutions

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Addiction, Drugs

Questions to Ask If You Suspect an Alcohol Use Disorder


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) roughly 17 million adults (18 years or older) have an alcohol use disorder. In addition, it’s estimated that over 855,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 also have this condition. It may be difficult to know the difference between one or two

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Addiction

Comorbidity: Addiction & Mental Illnesses


Finding the right treatment path for an individual at the beginning of their recovery can be difficult when underlying mental health issues may be part of the substance abuse disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines this as comorbidity, or when two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person simultaneously. Another term you

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Addiction, Drugs

Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines prescription drug abuse as the intentional use of medication without a prescription in a different way than prescribed, or for the feeling it causes. This is a growing problem in the United States. According to the 2013 Monitoring the Future Study, found that as a

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Addiction

What is Substance Abuse?


Substance abuse is typically defined as an over indulgence of a drug like alcohol, tobacco, and prescription or illicit drugs. Substance abuse has far reaching societal impacts; in fact the National Drug Intelligence Center estimates its economic impact to be more than $700 billion per year in lost productivity, health care costs and crime. For

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Addiction, Drugs

The Growing US Heroin Problem


In July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released some surprising statistics on heroin use in the United States. Use of heroin has increased across most demographic areas including income levels, gender and age groups. According to the statistics the largest increase in use came in groups with historically low rates of using the drug.

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