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How to Tell if Someone is Abusing Opioids

Opioid abuse affects people from all walks of life, and someone you know or love may be struggling with this problem. In the beginning, it’s fairly easy for a person suffering from opioid abuse to cover up his or her dependency problem. Discovery Point Retreat’s three Texas locations can answer any questions you may have […]

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How Long is the Withdrawal Effect?

The withdrawal symptoms that you may experience when attempting to quit drinking or using drugs after a physical dependence range from discomfort to serious medical concerns. Together with intense cravings, these symptoms can make stopping substance abuse seem like an out-of-reach goal. However, through our supportive medical detox services at Discovery Point Retreat, you can […]

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Cardiovascular Effects of Drug Abuse

Abusing powerfully addictive drugs like opioid painkillers or cocaine can lead to serious physical and mental health conditions. The cardiovascular system, which includes the heart, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of drug abuse. These effects can include irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Recreational drugs and even many prescription drugs […]

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