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How to Cope with the Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

There’s no denying that people with opiate-based drug addiction are bound to face a bevy of problems. Even after an addicted individual decides to stop abusing drugs, he or she faces what figures to be some very harsh opiate withdrawal symptoms. To help you better understand what to expect, we will lay out a typical…

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What is the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

Heroin is one of the most potent and addictive illicit drugs available. Many people wonder about the heroin addiction recovery rate. This is especially true when you’re thinking about going to rehab. Can rehab help you beat heroin addiction? Understanding heroin recovery and relapse rates help you gain a clear picture of your future in…

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Ativan vs. Xanax

Ativan vs. Xanax, what are they? They are prescription drugs that are used to treat psychiatric problems such as anxiety. They both fall under the drug category of benzodiazepines. Both drugs are highly addictive and were initially meant to be prescribed for short amounts of time. Why? Because people have often prescribed them for more…

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Does Moderation Management Work?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), problem drinkers outnumber alcoholics by four times. However, few recovery programs address the beginning stages of problem drinking. Moderation Management (MM) is a national support group and program that fills the gap. With that said, does Moderation management work? Beaches Recovery’s counselors and therapists…

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Recognize the Street Names for Drugs

Whatever they are called, illicit drugs are hazardous. Often, it is hard to know that a loved one is using drugs. That’s because the street names for drugs can be unusual and intentionally confusing. By recognizing the street names for various substances, you can better understand and treat drug use or addiction. Addiction Treatment Programs…

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Crazy Crack Addiction Behavior

Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine. Adding in extra ingredients and letting the substance crystallize, crack makers can create an illegal substance that causes sudden and severe addiction causing individuals to behave in ways they would not normally. When addiction sets in, the typical crack addiction behavior becomes erratic, impulsive, and dangerous. The…

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I Want to Know How to Stay Sober

Many people feel desperate in their drug addiction. They want recovery but can’t figure out how to stay sober. Many of these people even go back and forth into detox and rehab, only to relapse. So how do you achieve lasting recovery, and where can that dream become a reality? One of the most important…

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Addiction Recovery Steps

The path to drug addiction recovery is different for everyone. In many cases, the decision to seek help is preceded by a “bottom,” a feeling of having reached an ultimate low. The next steps include the initial adjustment to life without drugs or alcohol and the eventual establishment of a new normal. However, you don’t…

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Explaining What Drugs are Opiates

In the United States, there is a massive opiate epidemic. It’s already taking the lives of thousands of people every year, and millions of people experience secondary effects. If you’re concerned about someone in your life who may have an addiction, you might ask, “What drugs are opiates?” Understanding what opiates are and how they…

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What is Lean Drink?

The legal and illicit substances people use to experience a high are ever-changing. New combinations and more purified forms of drugs can be confusing to keep track of. One such combination of drugs is a drink called Lean. You may have heard the term and wondered, “What is lean drink?” Do you know someone who…