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Why Am I Drinking at Work?

Alcohol is an addictive and legal central nervous system depressant that causes intense feelings of euphoria and relaxation. More than 15 million Americans meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder or addiction annually. In addition, alcohol use disorders can include binge drinking and or chronic drinking, resulting in drinking at work, and you may need…

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Oxycontin vs Oxycodone: What’s the Difference?

Opioid painkillers are extremely effective in helping individuals manage pain. However, because they are so potent, addiction is something individuals need to be aware of. Opiate-based drugs like heroin, Oxycontin, and other oxycodone-based painkillers can be dangerous for recreational drug use. Many people conflate oxycontin and oxycodone, but what is the difference between Oxycontin vs.…

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What is Individual Therapy?

Addiction is a complex disease that has both physical and psychological components. For a person struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol), it’s important to address both aspects. At Beaches Recovery, we offer comprehensive addiction treatment. Our team of counselors and therapists work alongside individuals to devise a plan that…

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Frightening Xanax Abuse Statistics

Xanax, otherwise known by its generic name alprazolam, treats moderate to severe anxiety, acute stress, and panic disorders. Belonging to medications known as benzodiazepines, Xanax is both the most prescribed and most abused benzo. Because of Xanax’s calming, pleasant high, many people abuse their prescriptions or buy the drug illegally on the street. These much…

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What is the Media Influence on Drugs and Alcohol Use?

The media is everywhere you turn in our digital age. We’re bombarded with reality TV shows, tweets, tabloid headlines, Instagram pictures, and more. Our phones have become mini-computers connected to cyberspace constantly. According to Pew Research, in March 2018, 77 percent of Americans go online every single day. But does our society’s reliance on technology…

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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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Massage Therapy and Addiction Recovery

When people think of addiction recovery, massage therapy is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Many still think of massage as a luxury, something one gets at a spa. However, the benefits of massage therapy go beyond relaxation. Massage therapy is a way to reinvigorate muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce stress and strain.…

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Surprising Krokodil Drug Effects

There are numerous illicit drugs available, and these drugs are constantly changing. Popularity waxes and wanes depending on several factors like price, availability, and potency. Yet, no matter what, illicit drugs carry with them severe consequences. There are immediate health effects and addiction issues whenever someone abuses or misuses drugs. One illicit drug that’s somewhat…