The Many Benefits Of Exercise In Addiction Recovery

Sarah Harris

Using drugs and alcohol for prolonged periods of time profoundly alters our body chemistry. But it’s not like going cold turkey will completely solve the problem either. Removing substances from a system that has grown accustomed to their presence can leave an individual feeling depressed, anxious, and fundamentally ill-equipped to…

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What Are The Early Signs Of Alcoholism In A Loved One?

Sarah Harris

Over 32 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. All in all, some 2 billion people imbibe alcohol on a regular basis, with at least half of that number engaging in detrimental drinking activities. Likewise, a solid 10 percent of U.S. citizens are already addicted to alcohol. Even more alarming…

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8 Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

Sarah Harris

Last year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released their 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report, which painted a bleak picture of today’s illicit substance use. The report found that the number of people seeking treatment for illicit drug use rose…

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How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

Sarah Harris

When people start drinking they rarely consider the consequences of alcohol addiction. Over time, casual drinking or even occasional binging can turn into a full-blown addiction. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that being an alcoholic is not a criterion for experiencing alcohol withdrawal. This can be…

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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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