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5 Ways to Help Someone Overcome a Relapse

Aug 15, 2020
If there’s one certainty about addiction recovery, it is that many people will relapse at least once. In fact, according to the National Institute on Health (NIH), about 40% to...

How Coronavirus is Affecting Opioid Addiction in Our Country

May 1, 2020
Long before we ever heard of coronavirus, opioid addiction has been an ever-growing problem in our country. “Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016.” This is according...

Why is Addiction Referred to as a Brain Disorder?

Sep 4, 2019
Extensive studies show that addictive chemicals cause long-lasting changes in the reward centers of the brain. This discovery raises the question, “Is addiction a brain disorder?” The stigma surrounding drug...

Recognizing Opioid Abuse Symptoms Amidst the Opioid Crisis

Jul 18, 2019
Pharmaceutical companies reassured physicians and doctors that opioid pain relievers were safe and non-addictive. Now a nationwide substance abuse problem in the United States. Even when a patient follows their...

Things That Would Improve Dramatically in a Drug-Free Society

Jul 4, 2019
When we think about drug abuse and addiction, our first thought is about the vast number of addicted individuals.  Some of us may even consider the effects of drug-related crime...

Signs That Someone Has an Addiction to Painkillers

May 12, 2019
Unlike the use of many illegal drugs, an addiction to painkillers can go unnoticed for years on end. Many of those that develop an addiction to painkillers feel as if...

What Can Trigger a Relapse and When is Relapse Possible?

Apr 21, 2019
If relapse weren’t a problem, drug treatment centers would have a far easier job. Many years of research into what can trigger a relapse and when is relapse possible has...

10 Things Everyone Hates About Addiction

Mar 1, 2019
Anyone who has an addict or addiction in their life will agree that there are times when you’ll feel hate.  It’s not hatred for the addict, though. Instead, it’s a...

Signs of an Addictive Personality

Jan 23, 2019
Many people today have a subconscious image of what an “addictive personality” looks like.  But, are certain personality types more prone to becoming addicts, or is this a myth?  Experts...

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine – A Dangerous Compounded Addiction

Aug 29, 2018
Fentanyl has been one of the primary drivers of the national uptick in opioid overdoses for the past ten years. A powerful synthetic drug that is one-hundred times more potent...
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