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How Opiates Work in Our Body

Not many people realize that your body has natural opioid receptors. In fact, your body actually produces a type of opioid that helps to fight pain when you have received an injury or experience pain. These opioids are also produced in the intestine to help relieve pain and discomfort that may come from digestive issues.

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Journaling Through Recovery

Journaling Your Way Through Recovery Keeping a journal can be an effective tool for someone detoxing and in recovery. Research shows that journaling can help to reduce stress, improves mental health and, may even lower the risk of a relapse. Journaling is a way for a recovering addict to track their progress through the recovery

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How God and Palmetto Saved My Life

When I woke up in the Emergency Room on April 28, 2015, I felt as though my life was over, and I wanted to die. I looked at the faces of my loved ones, and the disappointment, sadness and anger was all too apparent. I had wrecked my car in an alcoholic blackout, and had

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How Gender Plays A Role In Drug Addiction

Although drug addiction is without question equally devastating for both men and women, studies show that males and females are affected differently by this disease and they tend to be drawn to different drugs. Research indicates that gender affects a person’s response to drugs and their likelihood of falling into addiction and requiring treatment. Studies

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Fentanyl – A New Player in the Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl, a new player on the streets hailing largely from Mexico and China, has killed hundreds of illicit opiate users since its use skyrocketed in 2013, according to NBCNews.com. Fentanyl Hits The Streets The Drug Enforcement Administration says it also poses a “grave threat” to first responders, law enforcement officers, including canine officers, Emergency Medical

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Energy Drinks and Alcohol It’s a dangerous trend that’s not going anywhere fast. In December of 2008 MillerCoors LLC agreed to remove stimulants such as caffeine from it’s popular drink known as Sparks. The courts agreed that combining energy drinks with alcohol encourages binge drinking and that Sparks packaging and marketing appeals to under aged

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Holidays for Recovering Alcoholics

While the holidays are meant to be the happiest time of the year for most people, they can often be the most difficult for those recovering from addiction. Every Thanksgiving meal and Christmas party is flowing over with holiday themed alcoholic beverages and people encouraging outrageous behavior. It can be difficult to re-learn how to

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Prescription Drug Addiction

“Right now we have more people that are dying from prescription opioids than cocaine and heroin combined,” said Robert Hill, a DEA special agent with years of experience on the front lines of the war. CNN reported on Adam’s story on Wednesday. Tragically, Adam passed away due to a prescription drug overdose. But Adam wasn’t

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Opioid Treatment Affected by New Bill

Opioid Treatment and How It Is Becoming More Available Since a New Bill Passed Congress The opioids bill, also known as the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), was passed in Congress to give those who are addicted to drugs better access to treatment and rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Opioids or heroins are conceivably addictive

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Relationships and Addiction

Relationships and Addiction Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and being in a loving relationship are like putting a match to dynamite. The combination can be explosive and deadly to a relationship. The destruction doesn’t stop there†either but goes on affect children, parents, siblings and beyond. When recreational drug turns into addiction, the drug user

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