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Steps You Can Do to Help Someone Get into Rehab

How to Help Someone Get into Rehab Watching someone you love suffer from addiction can be heart-wrenching. Everything about that person seems to change and the spark they used to have seems to be gone. They may have not only made a lot of physical changes but behavioral ones as well. They might also have […]

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Drugs

Individuals who abuse alcohol are also more likely to abuse other substances, like prescription or illicit drugs. Illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy can cause severe bodily injury and life-threatening side effects. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, men and women with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are 18 times more likely […]

Opioid Crisis in New Jersey

New Jersey, also known as the garden state, is a mid-Atlantic state bordered by New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017. New Jersey, just like many other states, is in a fight against the opioid epidemic and statistics […]

How to Provide Support to a Loved One In Recovery

Ways You Can Provide Support to a Loved One In Recovery Chances are it has been a long, hard road to get your loved one into treatment for addiction and to get them on the road to recovery. Now that they have completed treatment, what’s next? Recovering from addiction can be a lifelong struggle to […]

Addiction and Red Flags on Social Media

How You Can Spot Red Flags on Social Media When it comes to finding out your loved one might have a heroin addiction problem, there are many signs and signals that present themselves. One of the biggest signs is red flags on social media. These red flags are especially important to look out for because […]

Medication Assisted Treatment: Separating Myths from Facts

Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice used to treat substance abuse disorders, specifically nicotine use disorder, alcohol use disorder, and opioid use disorder. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in addition to counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. FDA approved medications are given to individuals to […]