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Fentanyl: An Open Letter to Grandma
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Fentanyl: An Open Letter to Grandma

By on Feb 12, 2018 in Addiction, Blog

Dear Grandma, A few months ago, we circled up in your living room and talked about the opioid epidemic. You were shocked and saddened by the death toll. You had seen it reported on the news. Since I write about addiction, I tried to explain how people become dependent on drugs. I talked about increasing tolerance levels—about how people need more and then more and...

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Recovery Takes Guts: Good Nutrition for Addiction Recovery
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Recovery Takes Guts: Good Nutrition for Addiction Recovery

By on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog, Recovery

Addiction is a health crisis. Physical health, mental health, societal health—you name it, addiction harms it. But what about nutritional health? People experiencing addiction are less likely to engage in the self-care it takes to maintain a healthy diet. And while nutrition may seem relatively minor next to all of the other problems confronting people with...

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Mom’s ‘Little Problem’: How to Handle Parents with Addiction
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Mom’s ‘Little Problem’: How to Handle Parents with Addiction

By on Jan 12, 2018 in Addiction, Blog

Older adults are rarely presented as the image of substance abuse. Nevertheless, this group confronts unique risks when it comes to addiction. Due to lifestyle factors, older adults can be at an increased risk of developing addictions. The resultant health concerns are also greater with age and can take a severe toll on your loved one’s overall quality of life. If...

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