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How to Manage School Life While in Recovery

Tips for Managing School Life While in Recovery Drinking and partying can seem like a must-have rite of passage when in school. It’s usually young people’s first time ever living away from home without the watchful eye of their parents, which creates the perfect storm for hard partying. With so many social events and substances […]

What is Outpatient Treatment Like in Rehab?

Understanding Outpatient Treatment Depending on the length and severity of your addiction, you may find that outpatient treatment might work better for you. Treatment for addiction is a major life change and time commitment, which can be a large deterrent for people to get the help they need. Many people find it unnecessary to leave […]

Recommended Books on Heroin Addiction and Treatment

Our Recommended Books on Heroin Addiction and Treatment Addiction is a complex brain disease, but luckily there is no shortage of information and resources about it. Whether you are suffering from addiction or you are trying to learn more information about addiction because of a loved one, it is important to learn and understand everything […]

How to Support a Loved One: What is An Opioid?

Heroin, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and codeine are common opioids used to treat physical pain. So what is an opioid? Opioids are known to be fantastic ways to relieve pain related to cancer, surgery, and broken bones however today, opioids are even more potent in reducing emotional pain, hence why the addiction rates for this […]

How to Fight Peer Pressure

Understanding Peer Pressure According to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, 55% of teens said they started using drugs after being pressured by their friends. As humans, it is natural for us to want to fit in with a group and be accepted. Unfortunately, sometimes the groups we end up with aren’t the most positive […]