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What Are Gateway Drugs?

You’ve probably heard the term gateway drug before. But what are gateway drugs? Are they really as dangerous as many people would have you think? Below, we will answer the question, “What are gateway drugs.” We’ll also explore how you can get professional help for an addiction to gateway drugs or any type of illicit…

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Is There a Definition of Sobriety?

The goal of all addiction recovery is sobriety. Yet this can look different for each person as every individual in recovery has to determine their own path towards healing. So what is the definition of sobriety? Many people think sobriety means total abstinence from using drugs or alcohol. Others believe in control and moderation. Because…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

Many people who suffer from alcoholism get a DUI, but it’s not always the case. Whether you’ve had a DUI or not, you may be curious about what happens when you get a DUI. One DUI can drastically change your life. If you’re struggling with a dependence to alcohol, it’s much better to get help…

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Significant Alcoholism Signs

Nearly all adults drink. Whether it’s a few beers at a Friday night party, a cocktail, or glass of champagne at a wedding, or some wine after a long day at work, alcohol is a common beverage. Because alcohol is so socially acceptable and easy to get, it can be easily abused leading individuals to…

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That Fentanyl High May Kill You

A fentanyl high comes from taking the potent opioid of the same name. Used only for patients who have severe pain and tolerance to opioids, it poses a huge risk for any others. Fentanyl can be as much as 500 times stronger than morphine. Overdose poses a major risk,, and death usually comes from respiratory…

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What It’s Like to Be Clean and Sober

Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel utterly hopeless, as though there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. You may even think that living this way is your fate, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can live clean and sober, allowing you to be the person…

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How to Figure Out if You’re Dating an Alcoholic

People like to believe that love conquers all. However, this isn’t the case if you’re dating an alcoholic. It’s not always easy to tell if someone has a drinking problem. You have to know the signs of alcohol addiction. Fortunately, the team at Beaches Recovery has extensive experience treating the disease of addiction and can…

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How Family Can Help and Hurt Sobriety

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect the individual alone. It radiates outward, touching the lives of friends, coworkers, peers, and, often, family. For many people, family members receive the brunt of the impact from someone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. Addiction can cause serious strain on relationships, damaging them when they are…