Alcohol Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Katelyn Sharkey

Alcoholism, also referred to as alcohol addiction, is a destructive disease that has life threatening consequences and countless long-term negative health effects. Recognizing that someone has an alcohol use disorder can be tricky, because drinking is a common and widely accepted social activity. It can be difficult to determine…

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Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Katelyn Sharkey

Opioids are a category of powerful drugs that include forms which are legal, synthetic and illicit. Most people are originally introduced to opioids through a doctor who legally prescribes them for the treatment of pain. When taken, opioid drugs produce a chemical reaction that interacts with the opioid receptors in…

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#BLACKBALLOONDAY

Katelyn Sharkey

Black balloon day is a national event that takes place annually on March 6th in the United States. This event is used to bring awareness to the drug epidemic and the devastating number of overdose deaths that result from it each year. People from all walks of life and all…

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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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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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