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Heroin Detox in Georgia

Fighting addiction can be intimidating, and for some it may feel impossible. Too often people try to do a heroin detox on their own, and when they experience the initial stages of withdrawal they fear that the entire process will be painful, and so they return to their old habits. According to the Georgia Department…

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When To Seek Help For Substance Abuse

The temptations of life are all around us, whether it’s good food and drink or more dangerous matters, such as substance abuse. The use and abuse of illegal drugs or prescription drugs remain a significant public health priority, as it can exact a staggering toll on individuals and society alike. That’s what makes substance abuse…

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The Different Stages Of Recovery

Substance abuse is a trap. It starts with a little puff or a drink, but can easily end up in a painful cycle of dependence. While some might think you can just stop at any time, so things return to normal, it’s just not the case. Treatment and rehab is a process — potentially a…

Keeping Myself Grounded: Robyn Goodart’s Story

For most of her life, Robyn Goodart, BA, CADC-T, Intake Coordinator and Case Manager at Atlanta Detox Center and Atlanta Center for Mental Health, has worked in positions where compassion and empathy are key. Prior to taking her first position as a counselor at the Carter Treatment Center in Peachtree City, Georgia, Goodart worked in…

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Stress Happens. Here’s 5 Ways to Put it in Its Place.

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. Little daily stressors add up and have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.  Today is meant to help people identify stress and reduce its negative effects.  International Stress Management Association defines stress as “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed…