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How Do You Effectively Treat Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin is an addictive, dangerous opioid that’s synthesized from morphine. After it’s injected or inhaled into the body, heroin attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and creates a rush of euphoria. According to the NIH, around 23% of all heroin users become dependent on heroin. Individuals can easily enter a cyclic pattern of abuse…

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The Consequences of Alcohol Abuse [Infographic]

The Consequences of Alcohol Abuse [Infographic]

Understanding Alcohol Abuse Many people take alcohol abuse for granted. Since it’s a substance that’s sold at nearly every grocery store, liquor store, gas station, restaurant and bar, people find it hard to believe that it can be an addictive and potentially dangerous substance. The reality is that it not only can become addictive, but…

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What are the Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction?

What are the Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction?

Many Americans depend on prescription painkillers to relieve discomfort from injuries, surgery, and chronic conditions. However, 52 million people in the US admit to non-medical painkiller use. Painkiller addiction isn’t always as apparent as other forms of drug abuse, but there are clear symptoms. If a friend or family member starts showing warning signs, seek…

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What is a Holistic Treatment Center for Addiction?

What is a Holistic Treatment Center for Addiction?

Addiction is a pervasive disorder that impacts every facet of life. It’s a disease that causes physical, emotional, mental, and social imbalances. Unfortunately, many rehab programs only focus on physical detox and short-term counseling that may not address the mental needs of patients. Holistic treatment is a more well-rounded, successful alternative for overcoming drug abuse.…

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Drug and Alcohol Abuse

How To Talk To Your Kids About Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Opening the Lines of Communication About Drug and Alcohol Abuse Drugs and alcohol don’t discriminate against age. School children and teenagers alike are exposed at school, parties, sports teams, etc. Parents have the opportunity to open the lines of communication about drug and alcohol abuse and encourage their kids to abstain from using these substances, despite…

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The Role of Your Family in Supporting Your Sobriety

The Role of Your Family in Supporting Your Sobriety

Managing Your Family Relationships to Support Your Sobriety Families are tricky. We love them and we hate them. We need them and we want them to leave us alone. How can we include our families in our rehabilitation process without repeating negative patterns and habits, and moving toward healthier, more supportive relationships? Be Patient. Change takes…

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