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Staying Sober and Committed to Your Addiction Recovery

In early recovery staying focused on your treatment goals might seem like a daunting task. When it comes to wavering focus there are a lot of contributing factors. First of all you’ve been drowning your brain in chemicals for an extended period of ...

How to Rebuild Finances after Addiction

Substance abuse can take a toll on many aspect of a person’s life – family, friends, employment, personal health and romantic relationships can all suffer greatly as a result of addiction. If you have sought recovery and are able to maintain sobriety, you have ...

Detox Options: What to Expect

If you or your loved one have made the decision to pursue detoxification to end substance abuse, you have a lot to be proud of. Addiction is a chronic disease that requires treatment like any other. There are many addiction treatment facilities out there ...

The Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal without Supervision

Alcohol is one of the most widely-abused substances among Americans, and a large part of this is because alcohol plays an integral role in celebrations and social norms. People mistakenly believe alcohol is not that dangerous just because it is legal. According to the ...

Alcohol and Drinking on College Campus

Living Away from Home for the First Time Has Huge Temptations When young people move away from home for the first time, life suddenly resembles one huge party or experiment. It’s often the first time they haven’t had to tell someone where they are, ...

Overdose from Heroin Laced with Fentanyl

The recent rise in heroin and opioid related overdoses is largely blamed on the drug itself. While this seems like a reasonable conclusion for many, others have become aware of a new drug to hit the streets and realize that it’s the newcomer that ...

Why is Crystal Meth So Addictive?

Just as cocaine had risen to the top of the list of the most widely abused drug, there’s always a newer, cheaper, faster-working drug ready to take its place at the top of the list. Crystal meth is classified as a Schedule II drug ...

Prescription Drug Addiction Epidemic

Doctors prescribe drugs for specific purposes; typically to clear an infection or to manage pain. Abuse of prescription drugs occurs when the drugs are used in any way other than in the manner which the doctor prescribed. There are three drug categories that tend ...

There Is More to Substance Abuse Recovery Than Abstinence

Attitudes about people amid substance abuse recovery have changed over time. It used to be thought that having a substance addiction should be seen as shameful or even disgraceful. People used to think that it was simple for people to just stop using – ...