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Achieving Success in Drug and Alcohol Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can help you learn to become a productive functioning person, defined by something other than your drug and alcohol abuse. The first step for many people seeking help for substance abuse disorders is staying at a drug detox center. Because addiction is a complicated thing, your drug addiction recovery journey…

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Effects of Opioid Overdose

Opioids are a class of prescription medication that doctors use to treat severe or chronic pain. Drugs such as tramadol, fentanyl, or morphine provide relief for patients in pain due to a medical condition or injury. Although opioids are effective in treating pain, they are also highly addictive and dangerous. Opioid overdose effects can lead…

relapse blog

Why Do People With Addiction Relapse?

Relapse is very common.  It’s one of the most unfortunate realities of getting help for addiction to drugs and alcohol.  If you are asking yourself, “Why do I keep relapsing?” you are not alone.  It is hard to stay clean and sober. Relapse rates show that between 40 to 60 percent of people with addiction…

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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…

intervention

When Should I Stage An Intervention?

When a family member or close friend is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is easy to feel helpless. You show support in whatever ways you can, but when your loved one continues to use or relapse.   It is difficult to set boundaries. Trying to avoid enabling their destructive behavior seems impossible.But you…