post opiate anxiety
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What is Post Opiate Anxiety?

Weeks, even months following successfully completing opiate detox and treatment feelings of anxiety can still linger. This, and other symptoms of post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) can be a challenging obstacle to overcome in the early phase…
Stages of Meth Come Down
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The 3 Stages Of Meth Come Down

Methamphetamine is a potent and dangerous stimulant that can cause profound changes in the brain. Even after a single use, the brain’s reward pathways can be affected, leading the individual to seek the drug again. After using meth repeatedly,…
types of therapy for alcohol addiction
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Types of Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Why can’t an alcoholic just quit drinking? This seems like a reasonable question, and one that is asked countless times a day by loved ones of an alcoholic. They stand by witnessing the alcoholic’s life imploding in wonder; why, they ask,…
where to live after rehab
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Where to Live After Rehab

What an accomplishment. You have done the hard work to get clean and sober, grinding through detox and withdrawal. You then spent X many months in rehab, gaining much needed recovery skills and learning how to revamp self-destructive thought…
preparing for rehab
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6 Things to Consider When Preparing for Rehab

It is the end of another year—the perfect time to commit to getting help for an alcohol or drug problem. While beginning to make a list of goals for 2019, sobriety should be at the top of that list. What better thing can you do to improve…
What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses
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What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses

If your loved one is recovering from alcoholism you probably are well aware that recovery is, indeed, a lifelong pursuit. One day at a time, as the slogan goes. Alcoholism is incredibly challenging to overcome, although thousands do manage to…
heroin addiction following prescription
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Heroin Addiction Following Prescription for Opioids

Opioid addiction is an insidious disease that shows no favoritism. Anyone who is prescribed a painkiller following surgery or an accident is vulnerable to becoming dependent on the drug, rich or poor, young or old. No one goes to the pharmacy…
How Do You Die from a Heroin Overdose
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How Do You Die from a Heroin Overdose

With the drug epidemic now regularly reported on in the mainstream media, and overdose deaths affecting people in all walks of life, some may wonder how do you die from a heroin overdose? It seems perplexing that so many more of these tragic…
rehabilitation for alcoholism
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Rehabilitation for Alcoholism in California

Alcohol use disorder is a difficult condition for people to comprehend. These folks may enjoy a couple of beers at a baseball game, some champagne at a wedding, or a cocktail at the local happy hour at the end of a work day. In their own experience…
how to stop binge drinking
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How to Stop Binge Drinking and Gain Control of Your Life

Ugh! Another morning of waking up in pain, with cringe-worthy memories, if you can remember at all, of your embarrassing actions from the night before only adding to the misery. Somehow, once again, you got swept up in the moment, the revelry,…