How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

Addiction impacts the family unit on many levels. Even if you do not share a living environment with family members, addiction can still affect your relationship with them. And, just as addiction is not an isolated disease, the decision to pursue sobriety will...
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12/22 2015
How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

There is a familiar phrase among alcoholics that is known as HALT. It is a reminder to alcoholics that they should “try to never be too Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.” This is especially true during holidays such as Christmas where there...
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12/21 2015
Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art therapy is one of the alternative treatment models used in addiction recovery that helps patients express thoughts and feelings. Sometimes the addict has difficulty articulating and expressing difficult emotional issues that they struggle with. Art therapy in addiction recovery has been shown to be...
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12/14 2015
The Importance of Addiction Aftercare

The Importance of Addiction Aftercare

Addiction aftercare programs are an essential part of the recovery process for alcoholics and drug addicts. After an addict has completed the intense process of detox and rehabilitation during the first few weeks of treatment, aftercare may seem like a less intense...
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12/03 2015
Getting Help for Prescription Drug Addiction

Getting Help for Prescription Drug Addiction

Addiction to prescription drugs in America is a growing problem and cause for concern. Over 50 million people over the age of twelve have used prescription medications at least once in their lifetime. Prescription narcotics are causing mayhem in the lives of...
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11/25 2015
Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Vaping is done by using an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) device which is a personal vaporizer (PV). When the user takes a puff from the PV, they inhale an aerosol called vapor. PVs have a heating element that atomizes a liquid solution that...
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09/25 2015
Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone is a pure opioid antagonist medication that reverses the depression of the central nervous system and the respiratory system. In drug abuse, this depression can be caused by opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone etc. Naloxone has proven...
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09/23 2015
Heroin Abuse

Heroin Abuse

Heroin is a highly addictive analgesic opioid drug that is derived from morphine and is classified as a Schedule I narcotic in the U.S. The drug is available as a white to dark brown powder or as a dark sticky substance known...
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09/11 2015