How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

Katelyn Sharkey

Cocaine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is popular for its ability to quickly produce an intense euphoric high. This illicit substance in particular is fast-acting, yet its effects are short-lived. A person who uses cocaine will experience an extreme sense of euphoria for approximately one hour, with…

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The Importance of Detoxing in a Clinical Setting

Katelyn Sharkey

Sobriety is a fundamental part of the addiction rehabilitation and recovery process. Drug and alcohol treatment almost always begins with a period of detoxification. In order for long-term success in recovery, a person must undergo and complete drug or alcohol detox to break the physical dependence on their drug…

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Tom Sizemore Charged with Heroin Possession

Katelyn Sharkey

Actor Tom Sizemore, known for his role in “Saving Private Ryan,” is currently facing the possibility of a one year prison sentence. Sizemore was charged with two counts of heroin possession and two counts of possession of medication without a prescription. The arrest took place on January 5, 2019,…

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How to Approach a Loved One Suffering From Addiction

Katelyn Sharkey

When someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem, finding the right way to approach them can be challenging. Whether it is a friend, family member, or loved one, talking about someone’s addiction and their need for treatment is never easy. Despite having the best of intentions, confronting…

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Bam Margera Enters Alcohol Rehab For The Third Time

Katelyn Sharkey

Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera, famously known for his main role in the early 2000’s hit television show and movie franchise, “Jackass”, announced earlier this week of his plans to start the 2019 New Year off on the right foot by entering alcohol rehab. Margera posted to his Instagram page on…

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5 Ways to Promote Success in Early Recovery

Katelyn Sharkey

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey that requires ongoing maintenance and attention. Although the beginning stages of any successful recovery almost always takes place in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, further steps must be taken after treatment in order for sobriety to be sustainable. Often times these steps are recognized as…

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Krokodil: Flesh-Eating Opioid From Russia

Restore Center

Krokodil, or the flesh-eating drug, is an opioid-like potent narcotic originating from Russia that has made waves in recent years. What exactly is it and has krokodil made its way to the United States? There were cases of krokodil abuse reported in Arizona a few years ago, as well as…

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Navigating Your Sobriety Through Travel Plans

Restore Center

With the Holiday Season around the corner, many addicts and alcoholics experience slip-ups and relapses during this time. Sobriety during traveling can be especially challenging for a number of reasons, especially if you’re new in recovery. And when you throw in the aspect of holiday travel, it’s wise to pay…

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The First Week Out of Drug Rehab

Restore Center

Each year, thousands of people with drug or alcohol dependence challenges make a conscious effort to break the habit. However, the path to recovery has never been a jolly ride in the park. Frustrations arising from relapses can be prevented if you take the right steps, especially from the onset.

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How Fentanyl is Destroying America

Restore Center

The news media is awash with reports of substance abuse these days. It is hard to pick up a news magazine or browse a media site without reading about tragic deaths due to drug misuse. News reports about famous entertainers or athletes dying from drug overdose have become commonplace. Illicit…

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