August 29, 2019

Self-Care to Children While You Are in Recovery

Self-Care to Children While You are in Recovery When you first enter recovery, you will start to feel a lot of different emotions that you may have never felt before. The substances you have been abusing have been able to mask those emotions and feelings for you, so when they all come to the surface, […]

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August 23, 2019

Types of Opioid Treatment Options

Types of Opioid Treatment Options Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder which contributed to over 28,000 overdose deaths and the number keeps rising, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Opioid use disorder is a serious, chronic condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Making the decision to get treatment […]

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August 9, 2019

What is “Molly”?

What Is Molly? According to DrugAbuse.gov, Molly, also known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine or MDMA is a synthetic drug that has mood and perception altering effects. It has similarities to both stimulants and hallucinogens, by producing feelings of emotional warmth, pleasure, increased energy and distortion of time perception and altering of sensory perception. MDMA first came to […]

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July 17, 2019

What is Inpatient Treatment Like in Rehab?

What to Expect in Inpatient Treatment Making the decision to finally go to inpatient treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is a big one. It takes a lot of courage to look in the mirror and admit to yourself that you have a problem. It also takes a lot of courage to accept help […]

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July 15, 2019

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 […]

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July 15, 2019

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 […]

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July 9, 2019

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 […]

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July 2, 2019

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 […]

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June 28, 2019

Indicators of High-Quality Addiction Treatment

With approximately 20.6 million individuals in the United States 12 years and older with a substance abuse disorder in 2011 and with over 14,500 substance abuse disorder treatment facilities in the United States; it can sometimes be challenging to assess which treatment center offers the best resources and interventions necessary to provide the best recovery […]

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June 25, 2019

How to Talk to Your Friends About Heroin Addiction

Tips: Talk to Your Friends About Heroin Addiction Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things to experience. This can be especially true if it’s a friend since people suffering from addiction can be quick to cut people off. The stigma surrounding addiction makes it difficult for addiction sufferers […]

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