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Oxycodone vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone and heroin, many people question which is one worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse. Doctors prescribe oxycodone, and heroin is bought on the street. However, are they really that different? No matter the opiate, at Atlanta Detox Center, our opioid addiction treatment program can help…

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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

If you have recently visited an alcohol detox center, you are probably looking for ways to maintain your recovery. With the weather warming up, a lot of people are planning their summer vacations. If you are planning on going on vacation this summer, you must place your sobriety first. What type of sober activities can…

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The Importance of Stress Management for Addiction Recovery

During addiction treatment or recovery, a person is likely to experience times of high stress. With or without addiction, most people deal with stress of some type at various times of their lives. When people with addiction lack proper stress management skills, they may be at a higher risk of developing complications, including relapse. At…

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Why Have a Relapse Prevention Plan?

During addiction treatment, the goal is to help someone stop using drugs and to remain drug-free for the long term. However, many people relapse, meaning they start using their drug of choice again. Investing in relapse prevention during addiction recovery can help to minimize that risk. Everything taught and developed during this type of plan…

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Learning About Aftercare and Early Recovery

Once you complete your substance abuse treatment program, you still have opportunities to continue your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Aftercare and early recovery resources are available through ongoing individual therapy, support groups, sober living houses, and alumni programs. You can also take advantage of online educational opportunities that include wellness programs and holistic…

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What to Do if You Relapse During Quarantine

Isolation is a leading cause of addiction. When you feel lonely or anxious and have little accountability, you are more tempted to drink or take drugs. For this reason, relapse in GA is common with people who are stuck at home during the pandemic. If you are in recovery, you may be feeling especially vulnerable…

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Dealing with Anger in Recovery

Anger is an emotion that is commonly associated with addiction. When you become angry, you may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with your anger. Mental health treatment programs are designed to help you become aware of your anger and manage it effectively. You cannot stop anger. However, you can choose how to deal…