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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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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Drug Slang and Warning Signs: What Parents of Teens Need to Know

Drug Slang and Warning Signs: What Parents of Teens Need to Know

By on Aug 3, 2018 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Some nicknames, like “weed” for “marijuana” and “coke” for “cocaine,” are so common nowadays that most people know what they refer to. But if you heard your teen talk about a drug using a more obscure slang word, would you know what it referred to? Would you know what steps to take if you suspected that your teen is struggling with substance abuse? For statistics...

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