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Benzos

What Occurs During Benzo Withdrawal Treatment

Benzodiazepine And How They Work Benzodiazepine, or "benzo", is a psychoactive drug and falls under the category of tranquilizers. They ...
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/ Benzo withdrawal, Benzo withdrawal
holistic alternative to opioids

Holistic Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Pain

Opioids work directly on the parts of the brain that perceive pain. They are derived from the opium poppy and ...
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Opioid Epidemic in Missouri

The Opioid Epidemic in Missouri

According to The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, approximately 134 people in the United States die every day ...
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vaping epidemic

The Vaping Crisis: A Look at the Latest Epidemic

Crisis Situation An alarming 2.5 percent of high school students are using electronic cigarettes today.  That is a 135% increase ...
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/ Vaping, vaping
intensive outpatient treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) in Missouri

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)? IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. IOPs and IOTs (Intensive Outpatient Treatment program) ...
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alcoholism

Is a Loved One Struggling with Alcoholism? Five Reasons They Should Consider Treatment

When faced with confronting our loved ones with their alcoholism, many more times than not it is a lot harder ...
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/ alcoholism, Alcoholism
Opioid plant

Understanding Medically-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Detox

Back in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies were working with medical communities and telling them that their patients would not ...
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Dual Diagnosis: Is Your Alcoholism Caused By a Mental Illness? Key Indications it Could Be

The truth of the matter is, drinking alcohol is considered a social norm, but can easily become the beginning of ...
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/ alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, dual-diagnosis
new hobby ideas

Cave Paintings: 9 New Hobby Ideas to Support Your Recovery

Recovering is all about you, and what better way to celebrate a new start than with a new hobby? But ...
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/ recovery, Sober Living
ho do you forgive

How Do You Forgive the Addict in Your Life? 8 Tips for Accepting Amends

Addiction hurts everyone involved; not just the addict. Even so, it's difficult to forgive and forget. According to the National ...
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/ forgiveness, Rehab
alcoholism

Moderate, Heavy, Binge: The Levels of Problem Drinking

Do you know the different levels of drinking and when consumption is considered problem drinking? Read this guide to learn ...
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/ Addiction Treatment, alcoholism
employement gap explanation

The Employment Gap Explanation: How to Frame Rehab in Job Interviews

Spending time in rehab and recovery inevitably leads to gaps in your resume. Sharp-eyed employers will want to know why ...
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/ employment gaps, Sober Living
sponser in recovery

They Have What You Want: How to Find a Sponsor in Recovery

Relapse is more common than you might think. According to many reports, 40 to 60 percent of people relapse within ...
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medication for alcoholism

Your Ultimate Guide to Using Medication for Alcoholism

When you’re suffering from an alcohol use disorder, you may feel as though all is lost and there is nothing ...
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recovering alcoholics

8 Medications, Foods, and Drinks a Recovering Alcoholic Should Avoid

Throughout the world, 107 million individuals have an alcohol consumption disorder. That is an estimated 1.4% of the total population. These numbers ...
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/ recovery, Sober Living
importance of nature

7 Arguments for the Importance of Nature to Addiction Recovery

Overcoming an addiction is a difficult experience. Victims of addiction face hardships that extend beyond the addiction itself, impacting mental ...
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/ Addiction Treatment, recovery
addiction-recovery

Pumping Iron for Sobriety: The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Most people are well aware of the challenges that people face when they're going through the addiction recovery process. When people ...
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/ exercise, Sober Living
signs-of-drug-overdose

Drug Overdose 101: The Top Signs of Drug Overdose and What to Do if One Occurs

Around 23.5 million Americans over the age of 12 struggle with drug addiction. In fact, the CDC reported over 63,000 deaths in ...
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/ Addiction Treatment, Overdose
sober-friends

Rebuilding Your Social Life: How to Find Sober Friends After Rehab

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects over 23 million Americans. Like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be treated but not cured. Following ...
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/ Sober Living, sobriety
visiting family

Visiting Family in Rehab: The Top Do’s and Don’ts

Your family member finally made the right decision to complete a rehab treatment. However, the decision wasn't an easy one ...
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/ Rehab, visiting family
xanax withdrawal

The Complete List of Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax, also known by the generic name Alprazolam, is a widely prescribed benzodiazepine. In fact, it is the most widely prescribed ...
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sobriety

Sobriety: Steps to Recovering from Substance Abuse

Why did you decide to get sick? Can you imagine, going up to someone with a cold, or flu, and ...
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/ recovery, Sober Living