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7 Telltale Signs and Symptoms of Opiate Addiction
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7 Telltale Signs and Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Nearly 2 million Americans suffer from opiate addiction. Unfortunately, 130 of those people die each day from an overdose. Many make the transition to using heroin in place of prescriptive opiates. The line between relieving pain and abusing painkillers is thin. These medications are highly addictive and far too easy to acquire. If you or someone you...

5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)
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5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)

Everyone is afraid of something but overcoming fears in recovery can mean the difference between life and death. We know that sounds very broad and exaggerated but it’s true. In 2011, 21.6 million people needed treatment for addiction and only 10 percent received some kind of specialty treatment. In contrast, more and more people are...

The Six Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery
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The Six Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting nicotine or caffeine without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a speed bump on the road to lifelong addiction recovery? Understanding the stages of change can help you in achieving your goals, particularly when overcoming your destructive...

14 Addiction Recovery Terms to Stop Using Now
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14 Addiction Recovery Terms to Stop Using Now

Have you even been talking to someone about addiction recovery and just shuddered at their choice of words? Perhaps you are new to addiction and you’d like to brush up on the correct terminology to use when talking with your family, or even clients and co-workers? This guide of addiction recovery terms is a helpful...

Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?
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Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of substance overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of...

5 Reasons Substance Abuse Treatment Totally Works
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5 Reasons Substance Abuse Treatment Totally Works

Drug abuse and addiction exact a high toll on modern society, with problematic drug users known to suffer from a range of physical and psychological issues. In order to break the bonds of addiction, people struggling with substance abuse often need to engage with professional treatment programs and substance abuse treatment. Drug treatment facilities tackle...

How to Get Drug Addiction Help After a Relapse
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How to Get Drug Addiction Help After a Relapse

If you are in alcohol or drug addiction recovery, you’ve likely heard the saying “relapse is a part of recovery.” It echoes off the walls in most recovery rooms and group meetings and even though it holds some truth to it, it’s not our most favorite saying. While we don’t want to oversimplify relapse, it’s...

What Is Fentanyl and How Dangerous Is It?
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What Is Fentanyl and How Dangerous Is It?

A new drug has made the headlines recently when it was announced that Prince died due to an overdose of Fentanyl. Everyone is talking about it but, really, what is Fentanyl and what makes it so dangerous? What Exactly is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that has a rapid onset and a...

8 Things to Understand About Heroin Addiction Treatment
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8 Things to Understand About Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin addiction is a deceptive, dangerous and relentless killer. It takes the lives of thousands every single year and without effective educational outlets and messages being distributed, the lethal opiate will continue to reign on in what has been labeled as an “epidemic” by health officials in the US. Thankfully, there are countless resources to...