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How Opiates Affect Your Body Physically

America is currently experiencing an opiate crisis. Originally derived from opium, natural opiates like morphine and heroin are euphoric painkillers. Today, synthetic opiates, known as opioids, have the same effect and are prevalent across the country. Both drugs are highly addictive, and many people may take an opioid, like OxyContin, and switch to heroin because…

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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Mental health is crucial to overall health. Today, people from all walks of life struggle with mental health. Many have trouble changing negative thoughts, managing emotions, and avoiding addiction triggers. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the leading type of therapy to relieve depression, change negative thought patterns, and help rebuild relationships. If you or someone in your…

Can CBT Help My Negative Thoughts?

Today, more and more people across the country struggle with mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other mental health disorders are increasingly common. Unfortunately, many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to cope with depression and other mental illnesses. They may also struggle to ask for help, articulate their needs, and seek treatment.…

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

Heroin abuse continues to cause pain and misery for thousands each year. This powerfully addictive drug can send your life into a tailspin, putting you at grave risk of death from overdose. Given the extent of the heroin epidemic in this country, gaining knowledge about heroin overdose symptoms is a wise move. Recognizing the symptoms…

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Mocktail Ideas for an Alcohol-Free Holiday

The holidays can be challenging. Family stress, economic pressure, and winter weather can bring many people more stress than joy during the last months of the year. For those in recovery, the holidays can be especially hard. Social drinking, holiday beverages, and the desire to drink all increase during holiday stress. For those who want…

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Hosting a Sober Holiday Gathering

The holidays are often celebrated with the toasts and cheers of alcoholic drinks at family or office parties. This can be a challenging time for people who suffer from alcohol use disorder and substance addiction in Georgia and elsewhere. You, a family member, or a friend may be in their recovery process during this special…

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Issues Women Face in Early Addiction Recovery

Women across the country struggle with addiction every day. Many women battle drug and alcohol addiction that is the result of issues that only women understand. Some may use drugs or drink to mitigate social pressure, motherhood, or family life. Some women can abuse drugs or alcohol for an extended period while maintaining a relatively…