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International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day, held every year on August 31, is a global event to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. International Overdose Awareness Day also serves as an opportunity...

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Meth Addiction Making a Comeback

Meth Addiction Making a Comeback

Meth Addiction is Back Since 1999, over 770,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses. The increase in deaths per year is staggering. In 1999, overdoses were responsible for 16,849 deaths. In 2017, the number skyrocketed to 70,237. Although the OD crisis is still...

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Gender Specific Treatment: Why is it Better?

Gender Specific Treatment: Why is it Better?

Although the effects of substance abuse and addiction may be similar among both sexes, the way women and men react to treatment, and their paths to recovery tend to be much different. Many studies have shown that because of this, it’s no surprise that there are...

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4 Problems with Mommy Wine Culture

4 Problems with Mommy Wine Culture

What started as a way for moms to socialize, have a little fun, and serve as a source of playful memes and social media material ten years ago is now developing into a health crisis. “Mommy Wine Culture,” originally conceived as a way for overworked and stressed-out...

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5 Reasons why Codependency Goes Hand in Hand with Addiction

5 Reasons why Codependency Goes Hand in Hand with Addiction

Codependency is an unhealthy or excessively emotional reliance or psychological dependency on another person that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Also known as “relationship addiction,” or “love addiction,” codependent people typically enter...

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The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Numerous studies indicate that there is a clear correlation between childhood trauma and addiction. Research and circumstances have shown that that various traumas follow individuals into maturity. If neglected and left untreated, they can create long term health...

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Benefits of Long Term Alcohol Rehab

Benefits of Long Term Alcohol Rehab

Long term alcohol rehab can seem frightening at first. Being away from family, a job, and your home for a long period of time is a commitment. The benefits of long term alcohol rehab strongly outweigh the negative fears associated with long-term rehab. What makes long...

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Prescription Opioids: How They Are Affecting Teens

Prescription Opioids: How They Are Affecting Teens

Adolescents and young adults are turning to prescription opioids in alarming numbers. From teenagers to early 20s, the prescription drug epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down and is putting our youth in great danger to turn to other illicit opioids, like...

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