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The Great Risk Of Opioid Addiction In High School Students

The Great Risk Of Opioid Addiction In High School Students

According to a new study by researchers at New York University, three-fourths of all high school heroin users began with prescription opioids. High school seniors run the greatest risk of using non-medical opioids and heroin, but drug use persists across all high school grade levels. Obtaining prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin from […]

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Using Mindfulness To Reduce The Risk Of Relapse During Recovery

Using Mindfulness To Reduce The Risk Of Relapse During Recovery

Holistic rehabilitation therapies for the mind, body, and spirit are effective for treating drug and alcohol addictions. Combining medical rehabilitation methods with group therapy, meditation, and massage can help a recovering addict cope with emotions in a healthy way instead of turning to substances. One such method that’s making waves in modern treatment studies today […]

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Pennsylvania Seeing The Same Troubling Rise In Heroin Abuse As Neighboring States

Pennsylvania Seeing The Same Troubling Rise In Heroin Abuse As Neighboring States

Rates of heroin abuse, addiction, and overdoses have skyrocketed in Pennsylvania in the last few years, most heavily affecting young adults. The issue affects urban and rural communities, no longer restricted to the antiquated view of users being middle-aged people living in big cities. In 2013, more than 1,200 young people aged 18-24 died from […]

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Outpatient vs. Inpatient Addiction Rehab:
The Primary Difference In Care

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Addiction Rehab:<br>The Primary Difference In Care

If you’ve made the life-affirming decision to get sober and overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, congratulations! This is a big step that warrants some thought and planning. One of the first questions you may want to ask yourself is what type of program is most suitable to your specific needs. Will an outpatient […]

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For The Family: Is Addiction Recovery Possible?

For The Family: Is Addiction Recovery Possible?

When you’re in crisis mode with a loved one who is battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can often seem like a complete impossibility that recovery can happen. An addict spiraling out of control will steal from family members, destroy their lives and choose their drug of choice over anything that is meaningful […]

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What Are The 5 Stages Of Addiction Recovery?

What Are The 5 Stages Of Addiction Recovery?

In 1976, author Gail Sheehy wrote a national bestseller entitled, Passages, which has been described as a brilliant road map of adult life. Through extensive research, the author uncovered predictable phases of life that all adults pass through. Identifying and becoming aware of these “life passages” helps take away some of the fear and anxiety […]

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How To Support Your Spouse Through Addiction Recovery

How To Support Your Spouse Through Addiction Recovery

It’s very likely that you recognize this text from the traditional marriage vows. “I take you to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” Eloquent words which comprise one […]

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5 Common Relapse Triggers And Tips To Avoid Them

5 Common Relapse Triggers And Tips To Avoid Them

Although addiction is a treatable disease, most addiction experts will tell you that it cannot be cured. Rather, like other chronic diseases, addiction can be successfully managed. With treatment, individuals struggling with addiction can overcome many of the disruptive effects that the disease causes on the brain to regain control of their lives. A large […]

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A Roadmap To Recovery: 5 Tips For Setting Realistic Expectations

A Roadmap To Recovery: 5 Tips For Setting Realistic Expectations

Once you’ve successfully completed addiction treatment, you may feel like you’ve entered unchartered territory. This is natural since you are likely feeling new emotions while dealing with a host of new challenges and opportunities. To prepare yourself for the lifetime journey of recovery, it’s a good idea to plot your course. With a roadmap for […]

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