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Our blog offers information on addiction-related issues and topics for recovering individuals and their loved ones. Here, you can seek information about substances of abuse, side effects, treatment, current medications, therapy, inpatient programs and more.

4 Things That Can Happen During A Heroin Overdose

If you notice any of the following things that can happen during an overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately. 1. Breathing Starts To Shut Down...

Jan 27, 2020

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Can You Detox From Heroin At Home?

The term “detox” refers to the first stage of the recovery process that begins when you stop using heroin. During detox,...

Jan 27, 2020

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How Meth Is Made: The Dangers Of Methamphetamine

Here’s a rundown of some of the steps that go into making meth … and why making meth is as dangerous, if not more so, as taking...

Dec 31, 2019

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Understanding Meth Psychosis

Short-term meth use induces a feeling of energy and well-being. The person may feel like they can do anything. The effect is short-lived,...

Dec 30, 2019

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5 Signs You’re Enabling Your Loved One

  As a parent, spouse, sibling, or other loved one of someone struggling with addiction, it is natural to want to help this person you...

Dec 23, 2019

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5 Ways Music Therapy Helps In Recovery

  Music is an important part of many peoples’ lives. Music is a way individuals express themselves, relate to others, and relax,...

Dec 23, 2019

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6 Signs Someone Is On Heroin

In 2017, heroin overdoses took more than 15,000 lives in the United States alone. That’s five deaths for every 100,000 people, according...

Dec 23, 2019

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5 Deadly Drug and Alcohol Combinations

Overdose can sneak up on people who combine substances, which is referred to as polydrug use. They may think they understand their...

Dec 23, 2019

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10 Ways Meth Destroys Your Body

Methamphetamine is extremely harmful to your body, especially when you use it in large amounts or for long periods of time. For this...

Dec 18, 2019

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How To Deal With An Alcoholic In The Family

When someone suffers from alcoholism, their life will suffer considerably. Alcoholism leads to a variety of negative consequences when...

Dec 2, 2019

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