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Archive for December 2017

Parents: What to Consider Before Your Adult Child in Recovery Lives with You

Addiction doesn’t simply affect the addict themselves; the entire family becomes involved. You want the best for your child, especially while they are in the recovery stage of their addiction process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 40 to 60 percent of those who have suffered from addiction will relapse in the…

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Heroin Statistics in America: A Decade of Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 24.6 million Americans (9.4% of the population) had used an illicit drug in the past month in 2013. One of these illicit drugs is heroin, which is defined as “an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the…

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Are Maintenance Drugs Robbing People of Their Sobriety

Maintenance Drugs Maintenance drugs are medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, suboxone, and other “less-addictive” drugs that serve as a replacement to the more addictive opioid drugs that addicted individuals are trying to detox from. For example, a person addicted to heroin may replace it with buprenorphine in order to “wean-off” of the heroin with less…

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Holidays in Recovery: How to Resist Temptation and Prevent Relapse

The holidays are a time for shopping, decorating, eating, and drinking? When the months become chilly and the families start to travel in, individuals who are in the recovery process may face many temptations that deviate them on their path to long-term sobriety. The relapse rates for addiction are staggering; according to the National Institute…

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