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Don’t Fear Detoxing from Alcohol

There’s plenty of information about rehab for a wide variety of substance abuse problems. But when it comes to detoxing from alcohol, a lot of what’s out there is misinformation. As a result, people who need help are afraid to reach out for it. But don’t let this be you. At Beaches Recovery, our team…

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Is Hydrocodone Bad for You?

When you’re being treated for chronic or severe pain, your doctor may consider adding hydrocodone to your treatment plan. While hydrocodone is not harmful in and of itself, its potential for abuse is something your doctor considers when prescribing it. In answering the question, “Is hydrocodone bad for you?” your doctor will likely consider your…

man learns about how his family can help and hurt sobriety

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…

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Why Kids Smoking Weed Is a Big Problem

With many states legalizing recreational marijuana, it can seem like kids smoking weed is a non-issue. In reality, marijuana serves as a gateway drug to more addictive, more harmful substances. In addition, kids smoking weed can lead to problems with the way that their brain develops. The human mind doesn’t stop forming until the mid-20s,…

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How Addictive are Antidepressants?

If you’ve ever spent time asking yourself, “Are antidepressants addictive?” then you may have found that it’s difficult to come to a firm answer. While not truly addictive in the traditional sense, antidepressants are routinely abused like other substances. Addiction is a disease that can take hold of an individual in several ways. Although many…

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What is OxyContin and How is it Abused?

Have you become addicted to OxyContin prescription pills? Did your habit begin as experimental drug use before exploding into a pattern of abuse that you cannot control? You already know the answer to, “What is OxyContin?”, but what about, “how can I stop abusing OxyContin?”The answer is simple: An opiate addiction treatment center can help…