a person celebrating being done detox and long term recovery

Detox and Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a complex brain disease and, like other chronic illnesses, relapse is all too common. This requires the need for a detox and long term recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse. ”Every American is acutely…

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What to Do When Alcohol Abuse Hits Educators

What to Do When Alcohol Abuse Hits Educators

What to Do When Alcohol Abuse Hits Educators Rates of alcohol abuse and drug abuse vary by profession. Individuals in various professions can suffer from addiction or alcohol abuse at any time. When alcohol abuse hits educators, it can feel like there is fear around how to handle this for people who help educate others.…

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What to Understand About the Risks of ‘Skin-Popping’ Drugs

What to Understand About the Risks of ‘Skin-Popping’ Drugs

What to Understand About the Risks of ‘Skin-Popping’ Drugs Intravenous injection of drugs like steroids, cocaine, and heroin can be done into the skin with intradermal injection, or subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. This ‘skin-popping’ can lead to health problems, overdose, and even loss of limbs. Drug rehab is a place to look at this issue…

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Why Meth and Xanax Don’t Mix

Why Meth and Xanax Don’t Mix

Why Meth and Xanax Don’t Mix Methamphetamine and Xanax can become a lethal cocktail of drugs when taken together. Some people even mix in alcohol while taking these drugs. They speed up the heart rate and increase blood pressure, among other things. Xanax is a depressant which changes how the body responds to the methamphetamine.…

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What is the Difference Between an Opioid and an Opiate? 

What is the Difference Between an Opioid and an Opiate?

What is the Difference Between an Opioid and an Opiate?  Sometimes words sound alike and may be confused with something else. Opioids and opiates suffer this exact fate. Of the many words out there surrounding addiction and recovery, these words get a lot of interplay because they sound similar. They are different, mainly because there…

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