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What Are the Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

2019-11-15T12:17:45-08:00November 11th, 2019|

Prescription drug abuse is a massive problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is currently going through a prescription drug abuse epidemic. In 2017 alone, there were more than

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The Effects of Domestic Violence and Alcohol

2019-11-15T12:48:07-08:00November 7th, 2019|

Abuse, domestic violence and alcohol have been closely linked for quite some time.  Unfortunately, more than 20 men and women are physically abused every minute in the United States. That’s more than 10 million people each year. Not only does

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Know the Signs of Opioid Overdose and What to Do

2019-11-06T13:43:49-08:00November 6th, 2019|

Opioid overdoses can be deadly. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are over 42,000 opioid overdoses each year, and more than 40% are from prescription opioids. That’s a considerable number. Why are there so many?

Ways to Find New Hobbies After Addiction

2019-11-01T16:15:17-08:00November 1st, 2019|

The world is a beautiful place, and being addicted to drugs or alcohol can make it hard to see how incredible it is. After entering recovery from an addiction, it can be difficult to feel satisfied or feel good throughout

How To Have A Sober Halloween That Doesn’t Suck

2019-10-30T16:08:43-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Spooky season is at its peak this week-- it’s Halloween! This is the one night of the year where everyone seems to bring out their weirdest, wildest selves. It’s also one of the most hyped nights of the year for

5 Must-Listen Podcasts for Addiction Recovery

2019-10-25T15:19:11-08:00October 25th, 2019|

Who loves an irresistible podcast? Today is for you! We're sharing some of the most helpful, inspiring, and interesting podcasts about all things recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Podcasts for addiction recovery don’t have to all sound alike. There’s

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What is the Average Cocaine Addiction Recovery Rate?

2019-10-23T11:10:08-08:00October 23rd, 2019|

First of all, to discuss the average cocaine addiction recovery rate, we're talking about a bit of a misnomer.  Recovery rate simply means the degree of progress towards restoration, which is an individual matter.  It’s personal for you, the addict;

How to Drink Less in College to Avoid Alcoholism

2019-10-21T12:09:35-08:00October 21st, 2019|

It seems like every weekend (and thirsty Thursday), your college friends are bellying up to the bar and knocking drinks back until they can’t tell the difference between a priest and a pogo stick.  You don’t want to miss out

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Pros and Cons of Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment

2019-10-17T12:20:05-08:00October 17th, 2019|

Is an opioid like Methadone a good substitute for an already addictive, stronger opioid like heroin? Like most black and white questions, the reality is a lot more gray area than you might expect. Methadone is a common medication used

What to Pack for Rehab in Southern California

2019-10-09T16:46:29-08:00October 9th, 2019|

Going to rehab is no small task. It's a big deal, an important decision, and a potentially life-changing experience for you and the people who care about you. But let's be honest: rehab can feel scary, embarrassing, and even outright

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