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Opioid Overdose – You Probably Know Someone Who Has Lost Their Life from it, So Why Are You Still Using?

Opioid Overdose – You Probably Know Someone Who Has Lost Their Life from it, So Why Are You Still Using?   Opioid overdose is a huge problem in the United States. It seems that almost everyone knows someone who struggles with an addiction to this type of substance, and sadly, far too many people know [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Opioid Overdose – You Probably Know Someone Who Has Lost Their Life from it, So Why Are You Still Using?

Overcoming Your Addiction for the New Year? Here’s What You Need to Know

Overcoming Your Addiction for the New Year? Here’s What You Need to Know   If you’re like many, you might be thinking of overcoming your addiction for the New Year. Millions of people vow to change their lives around this time and decide that this is the perfect time to redouble their efforts at living [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Overcoming Your Addiction for the New Year? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Science of Addiction – What’s Really Going On?

The Science of Addiction – What’s Really Going On?   Most of us understand that there is a science of addiction, but when it comes to the brain and the body, we tend to believe that we are in control of what happens no matter what. We believe that addiction is a choice and that [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on The Science of Addiction – What’s Really Going On?

Signs of Addiction – Common Things to be On the Lookout For

Signs of Addiction – Common Things to be On the Lookout For   We think that there are so many signs of addiction, but did you know that often, you can’t even tell when a person is struggling with a true addiction? In fact, you might be surprised to find that many times, those you [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Signs of Addiction – Common Things to be On the Lookout For

Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?

Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?   The language of addiction tends to be pretty degrading. It’s often attached with such a stigma, and new research shows that we might actually be doing our addicted loved ones more harm than good by using this type of language. The thing is, many people just [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?

Do You Know Which Prescription Drugs are Most Likely to go Missing From Your Medicine Cabinet?

Do You Know Which Prescription Drugs are Most Likely to go Missing From Your Medicine Cabinet?   Do you know which prescription drugs are most likely to go missing from your medicine cabinet? Despite the way that prescription medication abuse runs pretty rampant, many of us really have no idea what’s likely to be taken, [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Do You Know Which Prescription Drugs are Most Likely to go Missing From Your Medicine Cabinet?

Signs of Heroin Addiction – What to Look Out For

Signs of Heroin Addiction – What to Look Out For   When it comes to heroin addiction, it can seem like the worst thing that could ever happen. There is no denying that there are many different types of opioids out there that a person can get hooked on, but in most cases, heroin becomes [...]

By | November 4th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Signs of Heroin Addiction – What to Look Out For

Top Reasons Why People Begin to Use Drugs

Top Reasons Why People Begin to Use Drugs   Have you ever wondered why people begin to use drugs? Have you ever looked at a person who is addicted to drugs, or is abusing them and messed up and wondered what makes them use these terrible things in the first place? Why, since the whole [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Blog, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Top Reasons Why People Begin to Use Drugs

Top Signs Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Problem

Top Signs Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Problem   There are signs your partner has a substance abuse problem that you might be missing. Nobody wants to have to admit that their loved one has a problem with drugs, but sometimes it happens. By not acknowledging the issue, you might be doing more to [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Top Signs Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Problem

Signs of Relapse in Your Loved One – Can You Help to Stop It?

Signs of Relapse in Your Loved One – Can You Help to Stop It?   Knowing the signs of relapse is important, but how can you use it to help your loved one in recovery? Can you even help? Chances are, you’re looking for these signs in your loved one every time you see or [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Signs of Relapse in Your Loved One – Can You Help to Stop It?