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Category: Addiction

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15 September

For many, the first step of addiction recovery is detox. A drug detox program allows drugs to safely leave a patient’s body with fewer severe symptoms that normally accompany the withdrawal process. Substance use disorder is a serious medical condition. Detoxing from cocaine requires medical care. If an addiction treatment program doesn’t immediately follow detox, there’s a […]

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15 September

Going through addiction recovery is challenging enough on its own, so much so that having to handle grieving the loss of a loved one on top of it may feel all but impossible. In many instances, the very substance you’re recovering from might have been the exact crutch you once used to get through difficult […]

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14 September

Unfortunately, addiction is a family disease. We all need to start focusing on how addictive behaviors affect those around us. It may cause them short or long-term effects such as issues in their job, relationship troubles, financial issues and more.  It should also be noted that children of addicts and alcoholics are affected, too. For example, they […]

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13 September

According to a study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health, depression rates among U.S. adults tripled from an average of 8.5% to 27.8% during the early months of 2020 with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic; this number saw a steady increase to 32.8% in 2021, with depression affecting 1 out of […]

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12 September

While sleeping pills are useful for short-term treatment, they are addictive and can cause various problems. A sleeping pill addiction is serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Recovery requires a comprehensive addiction treatment program. How can you be addicted to sleeping pills? The causative factors are different for each person, but the side effects and consequences of […]

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09 September

When it comes to addiction recovery, there are so many topics that should or can be discussed. We could talk about how addiction impacts the lives of people around us. We could talk about the detox process, treatment options, relapse prevention and much more. All of these things are extremely important to the recovery process. […]

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08 September

Even before the coronavirus pandemic occurred, the number of people in the U.S. age 18 and older with at least one substance use disorder (SUD) was estimated to be over 20 million.  Since the dawn of the pandemic, researchers have noted increases in substance use disorders and drug overdoses. With those statistics in mind, the need for rehab […]

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06 September

Naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan, is a life-saving nasal spray used to reverse overdoses caused by opioids. Narcan blocks opiates to the brain and restores air. Will not stop any other type of overdose other than opioid overdose. Narcan has become so instrumental fact that most states have implemented legislation requiring EMTs […]

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05 September

The stages of addiction are a gradual progression that affects over 20 million Americans annually. That may be a staggering number to hear but considering the number of people with undiagnosed substance abuse disorders, the number should likely be even higher.  There are a few different models of addiction, some describe it as a cycle while others […]

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02 September

Addiction recovery, whether from opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine or any other substance, is a lifelong journey. The right tools and resources can make all the difference. Addiction Recovery Tools From programs to hobbies to books about recovery, many resources are available to individuals seeking a life free from addiction. These five tools can offer an excellent […]

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