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Opioid Addiction: From Rock Bottom to Healthy Recovery

When you’re caught up in the turmoil and chaos of opioid addiction, it can be really hard to imagine a life in recovery. Hope almost feels dangerous. How can you possibly live and be happy without this thing which has become so essential? Opioid addiction can feel like a prison of sorts. When you’re addicted …

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Ways to Relieve Stress Without Alcohol Or Drugs

We all know the feeling: You’re stressed out and you want to find relief. For some, alcohol or drugs might be the go-to solution. But alcohol and drugs only provide temporary relief, and this relief is false relief. The stress just comes back that much harder, especially when bringing addiction into the mix. There are …

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Opioid Addiction In College Students

Opioid addiction is on the rise in college campuses across the country. According to a recent study, it affects 1 in 10 college students and has been linked to everything from academic struggles to mental health issues. Opioid use is one of the biggest dangers in drugs facing the United States today, and college students …

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Why Are The Holidays So Hard? 

Manage Stress And Depression During The Holidays The holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebrating. But for many people, the holidays are also a time of stress, anxiety, and even depression. If you’re struggling to get through the holiday season, you’re not alone. Many people with mental health issues or addiction dread the …

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How to Stay Sober During The Holidays

The holidays can be difficult under the best circumstances, but for those who suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction, they can be especially difficult. Because of unusual stressors that come around once a year, addicts and alcoholics can be especially tempted to relapse during this time.  Holidays Create Trigger Relapse For Addicts and Alcoholics The …

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What Happens After Rehab?

Addiction is a lifelong disease. However, it is a disease that can be managed over time with appropriate vigilance and support. This is why you will often hear alcoholics in recovery say things like, “I’m a sober alcoholic.” The disease never goes away, but the effects can be effectively managed.  What Happens After Someone Finishes …

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Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies

Substance abuse generally causes a range of health issues including a higher risk of developing an addiction. Research shows that using drugs long-term can cause cancer, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, mental health problems, stroke, heart attack, psychosis, risk of overdose and even death. The good news is that substance abuse prevention strategies are available. Discussing Substance …

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