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Staying Off Drugs this New Year

Nothing symbolizes change and a fresh start more than the New Year. It’s the time of year countless people make resolutions, vowing to do things differently than they did the year before. New Year’s Day is the day where people say they’ll finally find the motivation to make those positive changes. New Year’s is also…

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Teen Drug Abuse – A Real Problem

The use of drugs amongst teens is nothing new. Teenagers and adolescents are curious by nature and for many, part of growing up means experimenting with drugs or alcohol. As common as it is for teens to experiment with drugs or alcohol however, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe. A “little” experimentation can go a…

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Holistic Addiction Treatment – Does it Work?

Addiction isn’t something that happens to a “certain type” of person, it’s an unfortunate reality that effects all kinds of people from every demographic you can imagine. There’s over 20 million people addicted to drugs or alcohol throughout the world, all of which aren’t going to benefit from receiving the same treatment. Just as every…

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What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Separating Truth from Myth

Contrary to stereotypical belief, there isn’t a certain “type” of person that fits the description of a heroin addict. Heroin addiction can hide in anyone and affects people from all walks of life. Heroin has rapidly risen to the most abused drug there is, an epidemic that has taken the entire world by storm. There…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Marijuana’s a hot topic these days. Not only is cannabis legal for medicinal use in 28 states, but there are eight states where it’s legal to use recreationally. It’s also legal for medical and recreational use in Washington DC. And while this is a giant step forward for the countless advocates who have been working…

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Making Money Off Misery: The World of Suboxone and Methadone

As addiction rates continue to soar across the nation, the profits made off available addiction treatments are as well. While there are many different addiction treatments available, it’s estimated that 50-80 percent of those who undergo some kind of addiction treatment will relapse within the first year of sobriety. Treatment for addiction isn’t cheap, and…

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Why it’s so Important to Choose the Right Addiction Treatment

The decision to get help for addiction is never an easy one, but can be the first step towards a new life that is grounded in sobriety and filled with purpose. After deciding to get help comes the really important decision–what is right addiction treatment for me? When there are so many different types of…

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How to Approach a Loved One About Getting Help for Their Addiction

If you love someone that is addicted to drugs then you know just how difficult dealing with their addiction can be. Simple communication with an addict is difficult at best, but actually talking to them about getting help can feel almost impossible. No matter how close you are to someone, telling them they need help…