Recognizing a Drug Overdose: Common Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing a Drug Overdose: Common Signs and Symptoms

What is an Overdose?  Drug overdose represents the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. If an individual consistently abuses drugs, drug overdose always remains a possibility. However, it can become a matter of when, not if, for chronic drug...
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08/13 2020
How to Prevent Drug Relapse

How to Prevent Drug Relapse

Relapsing on Substance of Abuse is Preventable With the Right Support When you are a recovering addict, one of the most common fears is relapsing. After such hard work to obtain sustained sobriety, relapse would put you right back at ground zero....
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07/23 2019
Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Addiction and Substance Abuse Vary by Locality Recent studies have discovered a shocking difference in drug and alcohol abuse between those who reside in rural areas when compared to those living in urban areas. Substance abuse can affect anybody, regardless of age,...
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06/27 2019
The Dangers of Cocaine Use

The Dangers of Cocaine Use

The Increasing Potency of the Drug It is not uncommon for individuals to underestimate the potency and power of cocaine. The drug can be snorted, injected, or smoked depending on the variation of the drug that individuals obtain. Many people use cocaine...
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04/17 2019
Leaving a Relationship With a Substance Abuser

Leaving a Relationship With a Substance Abuser

Knowing When to Walk Away Relationships can sometimes be difficult and hard to manage even without one of the partners abusing substances. When you throw in an alcohol or drug issue, though, the effects on the relationship are exacerbated. Knowing when to...
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04/16 2019
Keeping Drugs Out of Reach of Children

Keeping Drugs Out of Reach of Children

Effects of Children Witnessing Drug Use Has Adverse Effects When it comes to substance abuse, whether it is drugs or alcohol, we want to ensure that we reiterate the dangers of these substances and the consequences of using them. Sometimes, as parents,...
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04/03 2019
What Does a Full Continuum of Care Mean?

What Does a Full Continuum of Care Mean?

Many Treatment Facilities Offer All Levels of Care We often see treatment centers that offer either most levels of care or a full spectrum of care options. While this may seem self-explanatory, many individuals do not completely understand what having a full...
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04/01 2019
What is Flakka?

What is Flakka?

The Unfortunate Growth in Popularity of the Drug Flakka is a synthetic stimulant drug that is derived from the chemical alpha-PVP. The drug can be snorted, injected, or concealed in a vaping device. Unfortunately, the dangerous drug is growing in popularity and...
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03/18 2019
The Benefits of Supportive Housing For Recovering Addicts

The Benefits of Supportive Housing For Recovering Addicts

Secure, Safe Environments are Essential for Sobriety Many of the homeless individuals that wander our streets are victims of the opioid and heroin epidemic that is prevalent across the nation. The lifestyle and environment that these individuals live in do not foster...
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03/14 2019