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Posted on October 10, 2017 in Blog, Recovery

Top 5 Rehab Blogs to Check Out

If you’ve been looking for a rehab blog for guidance and insight, there are a number of outstanding options that might be worth your while. The virtual recovery community is extensive and deeply committed to sharing its collective wisdom, and you should have no trouble finding bloggers who you can relate to and who offer the type of advice and support you need.

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Posted on October 3, 2017 in Blog, News

Rise in Pain Pill Related Crimes

Addiction to opioids and other pain pills can be very overpowering and has led to a rise in pain pill related crimes. Oxycodone abuse, as well as the abuse of other pain pills such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), is largely responsible for this alarming trend.

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Posted on September 27, 2017 in Blog

When Do Teenagers on Average Start Abusing Drugs?

Across the U.S., significant numbers of teenagers abuse an illicit/illegal drug or a prescription medication. By the time they reach age 13, a substantial percentage of adolescents have already begun to consume drugs at least occasionally. Teen drug abuse facts reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the risks for involvement continue to rise steadily with age.

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Parent Talking to Teens About Drugs

Posted on September 26, 2017 in Blog

Understanding Drug Tolerance, Dependence and Addiction

If I rely on my pain medication to ease my chronic pain, and I now require two pills to get the same level of relief that I used to get from one, does this mean I’m addicted? Not necessarily.

If I smoke weed (marijuana, cannabis) regularly, but not every single day, yet I feel super grumpy on the days I don’t have it, does this mean I’m addicted? Maybe.

If I feel like I can’t go a day without at least one drink and I get the shakes and feel panicky when I try to do without my habitual alcohol, even though I can see it’s affecting my life, does this mean I’m addicted? Probably.

When it comes to the use of alcohol and other drugs, people get confused about the distinctions surrounding tolerance, dependence and addiction. Many people believe these are just different words for the same thing — addiction. This is a common misconception. Here we aim to clear up the widespread misunderstanding about these terms. 

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Posted on September 25, 2017 in Addiction Recovery, Blog

Beat Holiday Relapse: Put an Early Alert System in Place

If you are a person with an addiction to alcohol, drugs or food, the holidays can be rough. Even anticipating the holiday season can send people with addiction into high alert, worrying they will spin out of control as soon as the autumn leaves start to fall.

The reality is that people around you are going to be drinking more around the holidays — and alcohol-spiked drinks seem to be everywhere — making it more difficult to avoid alcoholic relapse, or any other kind of relapse, for that matter.

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Posted on September 22, 2017 in Blog

Ecstasy Addiction in Teens

Ecstasy addiction is a serious and dangerous problem, especially for American teens. In 2016, 1.7% of 8th-graders, 2.8% of 10th-graders and 4.9% of 12th-graders reported using ecstasy, also known as MDMA. To prevent ecstasy addiction in teens, know the warning signs and risk factors.

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Posted on September 20, 2017 in Blog

Drug Slang List: Terms and Phrases for Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful, illegal stimulant that comes in both a powdered form and a hardened, rock-like form that is often referred to as “crack.” Teenagers and older users sometimes rely on slang terms to shield or disguise their communications regarding the drug. A review of the drug slang list for both powdered cocaine and crack will help you detect these coded communications.

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