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Binge Drinking

Risks Associated with Binge Drinking

May 22, 2020

People often assume that a person who has problems with alcohol drinks every day or drinks all day long. However, binge drinking is also a dangerous way to consume alcohol. It’s just so common that many people overlook it. They assume that drinking a lot at social gatherings only results in a hangover, but this…

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Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

How COVID-19 May Affect People Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

May 19, 2020

Almost everyone has had their lives affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in some way. Some people have contracted the disease while others have lost loved ones to it or seen their income drop significantly because of it. Others continue to work on the frontlines performing physically and emotionally draining tasks. Staying indoors has also…

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Myths about Drug Addiction

8 Common Myths about Drug Addiction

May 8, 2020

People who have never dealt with drug addiction often don’t fully understand it. This is partly because of media portrayals of addiction and misconceptions that have been around for years. If you’re struggling with addiction or trying to support someone who is, you need to know the facts. Let’s look at some of the most…

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Fentanyl Overdose

What You Need to Know About Fentanyl Overdose

May 4, 2020

Fentanyl is a dangerous opioid, it can be up to 100 times stronger than morphine and overdose symptoms can occur within minutes. Fentanyl is prescribed by doctors in the form of transdermal patches, tablets, lozenges or nasal sprays. Brand names include Sublimaze, Actiq, and Duragesic. Like other drugs, prescription fentanyl can be misused and abused.…

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Long-Term Sobriety

How to Maintain Long-Term Sobriety

April 25, 2020

People who are at the start of the addiction recovery process often assume that once they detox and undergo treatment, they’ll be cured. However, they soon learn that sobriety is a life-long process and recovery can be difficult over the long-term. Sometimes, even after remaining sober for years, addicts can relapse. Triggers include major life…

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Designer Drugs

What Are Designer Drugs?

April 22, 2020

If you or someone you know are struggling with drug addiction, look into addiction treatment programs near you. You’ve probably heard the term designer drugs but you may not be entirely sure what they are. The term designer drugs was first used in the 1980s and at that time, it referred to synthetic drugs made…

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Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

The Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

April 15, 2020

Alcohol addiction occurs for several reasons. Individuals can be motivated by a variety of emotions, situations, and traumas. What is certain is that no one chooses to become an alcoholic. Furthermore, the disease progresses over time so one doesn’t suddenly become an alcoholic. Each person’s journey to addiction will be unique to them. However, even…

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Teenage Drug Use

How Social Media Can Influence Teen Drug Use

April 4, 2020

Young people have been experimenting with drugs and alcohol for generations. However, each generation faces unique challenges. Today, social media plays a big role when it comes to teenage drug use. Teens are especially vulnerable to things they see on Snapchat, Instagram, and more recently, TikTok. Not only can they see what their friends are…

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Effect of Marijuana

How Marijuana Affects the Teenage Brain

March 28, 2020

As states continue to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, it’s use is increasingly being seen as no big deal. In North Carolina, marijuana possession is mostly decriminalized. Possessing less than half an ounce carries a maximum fine of $200. While marijuana is used to treat a variety of conditions, there are still concerns about its effects.…

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Group Therapy for Alcohol Recovery

Why Group Therapy is Beneficial for Alcoholics

March 22, 2020

Individuals who are in recovery from alcohol addiction have several choices when it comes to treatment. Deciding how to approach recovery is deeply personal and what works for one person may not work for another. Group therapy for alcohol recovery is one treatment option that’s highly recommended because of its effectiveness. However, many people are…

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