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How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

Posted by May 11, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Treatment Addiction treatment is a life-changing experience. It opens the door for new ways of managing stress and can help you refocus your future. Yet even with all of the good you’ll experience in drug addiction treatment, you may still be worried about what may happen when you try to go back to work. What will people think? How will you prove yourself? Recognize That You Control the Message Addiction is a disease like any other. It can happen to anyone for many reasons. As a result, you may feel empowered to tell everyone...

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Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Posted by April 29, 2022 in Blog, Detox | Comments Off on Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Watching a loved one suffer from drug or alcohol addiction is devastating. If you have never struggled with addiction, it may seem easy enough to stop using. But because of the way these substances change the brain, it is very common for a person to be unable to stop on their own. Addiction is so powerful. Even if your loved one wants to stop using drugs or alcohol, they might be unable to do so without help. In fact, it may be dangerous for them to stop without help. That’s where medical detox comes into play. What Is a Medical Detox for...

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Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Posted by April 17, 2022 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Prescription medications often seem safe to take. After all, your doctor wrote a prescription for you based on their assessment of your condition. Unfortunately, some prescription medications present the danger of addiction, even if you use the medication exactly as your doctor prescribed. More unfortunate still is that the addictive properties of the drugs can make it difficult to monitor your use; you may start wanting to use them outside of the recommendations of your doctor. Prescription Medication Abuse The National Institute on Drug...

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What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

Posted by April 6, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

It’s not often easy to decide to enter into addiction treatment. It may mean significant changes to your current routine and comfort level. It also means stepping away from life as you know it to create a potentially different future. As complicated as addiction is, sometimes the hardest part is not knowing what to expect when you leave home to find treatment. Things to Consider About Treatment Consider a few questions many people ask about treatment and what’s going to happen to them. What Is the Treatment Plan for Addiction? Sometimes...

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How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

Posted by March 27, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

It’s difficult to work through recovery knowing that your loved one may not forgive you. That’s a reality many people with long-term addiction face. It may seem painful to you that your loved one isn’t returning your calls or is no longer willing to trust what you say or do. You’ve promised to change. You may expect them to forgive you and trust you again now that you’re in treatment. But it may not be so easy. Even family members and friends who are very close struggle with trust. Often, they want to trust you, but they know there’s a...

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At Risk of Overdose? How to Get Help

Posted by March 17, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on At Risk of Overdose? How to Get Help

At Risk of Overdose? How to Get Help

What Is a Drug Overdose? A drug overdose occurs when the body cannot tolerate the amount of drugs or alcohol consumed and starts to shut down. Some drugs, such as opioids, naturally depress the heart rate, breathing rate, and brain function. Other drugs, such as cocaine, stimulate very fast heart rates, eventually causing the heart to stop. Are you at risk for an overdose? You may be, if you are misusing drugs, including both illicit and prescription drugs. For many people, an overdose feels like something that happens to someone else, not...

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7 Steps to Get Sober by Summer

Posted by March 11, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on 7 Steps to Get Sober by Summer

7 Steps to Get Sober by Summer

What does it take to get sober? It’s more than just not drinking or using drugs again. It’s about reclaiming your future and building a life that’s full of things you love. In a few months, summer will be upon us, and with the season comes new opportunities for those in recovery or entering recovery. If you’re suffering from addiction or struggling to maintain your recovery, you can start working to create a healthy future one step at a time. How Long Does Addiction Recovery Take? While addiction recovery can take just a few weeks to get...

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Addiction to Fentanyl

Posted by March 5, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Addiction to Fentanyl

Addiction to Fentanyl

What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a highly dangerous, very potent type of synthetic opioid. Its structure is similar to morphine, but it is as much as 100 times more potent. Doctors prescribe this drug for people facing intense pain after a severe injury or surgical procedure. They often use the smallest dose possible for the least amount of time. That’s because fentanyl is highly addictive and dangerous to use. In 2017, about 59 percent of people who died from opioid overdose were using fentanyl, according to the National Institute on Drug...

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Why Do People Abuse Drugs?

Posted by February 28, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Why Do People Abuse Drugs?

Why Do People Abuse Drugs?

Addiction Is a Misunderstood Disease Many people who have family members or friends who suffer from addiction don’t understand how or why it happened. Some people assume that a person with addiction lacks discipline, morals, or willpower. Many people believe that quitting substances is as easy as not picking up a pill or a glass. Addiction isn’t a choice. It’s not easily controlled. As a complex disease that impacts every facet of life and changes the chemistry of the brain, addiction can be very difficult to overcome. What Happens in the...

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Can You Become Addicted to Steroids?

Posted by February 13, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Can You Become Addicted to Steroids?

Can You Become Addicted to Steroids?

Anabolic steroids are a type of synthetic hormone that function much like testosterone. They are often used to promote muscle mass growth. These drugs are used for medical benefits in some situations, such as helping a person with weight loss. In other situations, athletes and body-builders misuse steroids to enhance muscle development and create better performance. Illicit steroid use comes with numerous risks and side effects, including the risk of addiction. Do Steroids Lead to Drug Addiction? Many people using steroids do not get high or...

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