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Can a Taste of Independence in College Lead to Addiction?

Can a Taste of Independence in College Lead to Addiction?

By on Sep 17, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

For many high school graduates, college becomes the first real form of independence they’ve had. They are living away from home for the first time without constant parental supervision. Along with this independence comes the stress of studying, exams, projects, and classes. Add into this mixture choosing activities or clubs to belong to and a desire to have friends,...

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Problems Women Face in Recovery and How to Handle Them

Problems Women Face in Recovery and How to Handle Them

By on Aug 29, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Detox, Recovery

Being a woman brings challenges that men will never understand. We clutch our keys like knives when we walk to our cars. We cross the street from shady looking men. Naturally, a woman’s experience in recovery is different from a man’s experience. Some things to consider about addiction and women: The gap is closing between the percentage of men who struggle with...

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How Do Overdoses Happen?

How Do Overdoses Happen?

By on Aug 20, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Detox

An overdose is when a person takes more of a substance than their body can handle. Scientifically, overdoses happen when a person’s metabolism cannot detoxify the substance quickly enough. One factor that can lead to overdoses is insensitivity to a prescribed or illicit drug. If the effects of a drug wear off, a person might take more to achieve the effect. If they...

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Foods Your Body Needs in Recovery

Foods Your Body Needs in Recovery

By on Aug 9, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

If you’re in recovery, it’s easy to justify a second cupcake by telling yourself at least it’s not heroin. Or it’s easy to think that eating green vegetables isn’t important when you’re trying so hard to not have a drink of gin. It’s understandable why many people turn to food to fill a void left by an abused substance. Putting harmful substances like drugs or...

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