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How is Heroin Addiction Treated?

On This Page: The Heroin EpidemicThe Front Line AssaultSupporting Early RecoveryHolistic Recovery for Heroin Addiction The Heroin Epidemic It’s no secret that heroin addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States over the last couple of decades. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found heroin overdose deaths increased by almost 50% since 2010. (1) […]

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What Alcoholism Does to Relationships

On This Page: The Effect of Alcoholism on Romantic RelationshipsAlcoholism and The Family DynamicThe Importance of Healthy Relationships in Recovery Let’s get straight to the point here– alcohol use disorder is a disease that eventually has a negative impact on every life it happens to touch. In other words, it’s virtually impossible for an active […]

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What Is Opioid Withdrawal Like – What to Expect

On This Page: Opioid Drugs: Use, Abuse, and Why It’s So Hard To StopOpioid Withdrawal: What To Expect To Start When You Finally StopWhy Do it Alone? Ask anyone who’s ever gone through it and they’ll tell you– opioid withdrawal is an agony like no other. In fact, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch […]

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Can Severe Alcoholism Cause Dementia?

On This Page: Alcohol and DementiaAlcohol and the BrainThe Causes of ARBDAlcohol and Dementia: The Bottom Line Alcohol and Dementia Can severe alcoholism cause dementia?  Oddly enough, the answer if both yes and no. Strictly speaking, years of excessive drinking causes a brain condition known as ‘Alcohol-Related Brain Damage,’ or ARBD. ARBD includes brain disorders […]

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Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

The CDC estimates that more than 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain. Perhaps more significant is the fact that 8% of have high-impact chronic pain. (1) High-impact chronic pain is characterized as pain which lasts at least 3 months and comes with at least one major activity restriction. In other words, pain that someone […]

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Top 5 Tools for Addiction Recovery

On This Page: A 12-Step ProgramAn Alternative Recovery ProgramHealth and ExerciseActivities and AspirationsLiterature and Learning Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction requires commitment and dedication. Fortunately, recovery is a well-traveled path. Millions of people have overcome addiction and built successful lives free of drugs and alcohol. Learning how to rely on the essential tools of […]

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Addiction Treatment for Pregnant Mothers

On This Page: Meeting the Unique Challenges of Rehab for Pregnant MothersChoosing the Right Treatment CenterThere is Hope A saying we hear often in the treatment industry is ‘addiction is no respecter of persons.’  This phrase is used to emphasize that alcohol and drug addiction affects people from all ethnic groups, social classes, etc. It […]

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Opioid Tolerance – What You Need to Know

At one level, the concept of opioid tolerance seems fairly straightforward. Over any significant period of time, continued use of opioid drugs inevitably reduces the body’s autonomic response to the medications and higher doses are needed to achieve the same effect. Depending on the user’s situation, this decreased efficacy can result in long-term physical/psychological dependence, […]

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FMLA and Addiction Treatment

One of the most common questions asked by people considering treatment is “Will I lose my job if I go to rehab?”. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1992 (FMLA) can help protect people in this situation. Understanding FMLA and addiction treatment is critical for any employee battling drug or alcohol dependence. The FMLA […]

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Is it Safe to Detox at Home?

Whether you, or someone you love is struggling with addiction, the urge to try to detox at home can be powerful. Shame, fear or concerns about missing work or school may motivate the decision. We may try to convince ourselves and others we can control a crisis that’s already out of our hands. The choice […]

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