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Rehabs: How They can help navigate life before and after treatment

There are plenty of ways Recovery Specialists can assist getting you into a facility and then back into life. Between insurance and employers, it can be confusing trying to figure out what type of treatment best fits into your life. It is extremely important to do research and specialists are available 24/7 to help with …

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What is a Drug Detox?

Detox, or detoxification, simply put is the process of toxins leaving the body. Detox is the starting point to begin the drug rehabilitation process. Going through this can be scary and uncomfortable, however there are a lot of programs and medications to help with the withdrawal symptoms. Medically Assisted Detox is supervised by medical or …

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Can You Get Your Brain Back? Repairing the Damage After Addiction

We used to think of the brain as something solid, fully formed, unable to be changed. If a hole was poked, if something was bent- it would stay like that forever. Drugs and alcohol had warnings of permanent brain damage, and although damage is inevitable with addiction, we are learning now that it may be …

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Chronic Pain Sufferers Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Opioids have proven very useful for treatment of acute pain and are increasingly used for chronic pain patients. During the last 25 years, opioids have been a first choice prescription plan for chronic pain conditions of all kinds, for people of all ages and backgrounds. It hasn’t been until the last decade that doctors and …

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Hollywood’s Role in Shaming Addiction: Chevy Chase and Substance Abuse Stigma

Most people, especially those who have never personally suffered or known someone who has suffered from addiction, have a painted picture in their head of what an addict looks like. Even though we statistically know  that there is a massive percentage of Americans who are part of the opioid epidemic (hence the word- epidemic), we …

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Dealing with Fear in Sobriety

It’s easy to see that we exist in a world where every individual our there is unique in their own methodology. We are all alike yet so different. Genetically parallel but still dissimilar. This causes much confusion and misunderstanding as we travel down the road of life. However, it also causes so much joy and …

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Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. …

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Can You Detox From Opiates At Home?

“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to …

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