Dual Diagnosis: Explaining the Language of Addiction Series

It may seem kind of obvious that this generally refers to a person who has been diagnosed with two different afflictions. But there’s a little more to it than that. Here is what dual diagnosis means:  Dual diagnosis is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a…

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Precisely Where I’m Supposed to Be: A Recovery Success Story


Eighteen years ago, when Dayton Turberville first arrived at Prescott House for addiction treatment, he wasn’t quite sure if it was where he was meant to be. He quickly learned, during his transformational experience of getting clean, that it was, indeed, precisely where he was supposed to be. A year…

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Is The Idea of the “Gateway Drug” a Myth?

For many years, medical science was completely baffled by addiction. It didn’t make sense to medical professionals who went to school for years studying how the brain and body work because drug addicts and alcoholics couldn’t stay sober. It wasn’t until the last 50 years or so that there have…

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Where does drug addiction recovery begin?

Begin your journey towards recovery with Prescott House.

Being aware of having a drug problem is the first step toward recovery. But in itself, awareness is not enough to necessarily motivate change. An individual with a drug addiction may realize that drugs are causing numerous problems that make life more difficult, such as missed work, relationship issues, and…

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How is Drug Addiction Different in Men?

How Drug Addiction is Different in Men

Although both men and women may become addicted to substances such as alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and street drugs, there are gender differences. These differences include the risk of addiction, the type of substance used, the response to treatment and the likelihood of relapse. In addition, men and women often react…

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ADHD Drug Addiction: The Risks for College Students

College students may turn to ADHD drugs to improve academic performance, but this may lead to overuse and addiction.

Part of the college experience – especially for students who live on campus – is enjoying the freedoms of being away from home. And with the roaring social life of most universities, there are plenty of reasons for students to fall behind on schoolwork. The desire to improve academic performance…

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