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Posts by Erica

Stopping a Loved One’s Addiction: What Helps and What Hurts

Addiction is defined as “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Whether your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, addiction affects more than just the addict — it affects the people around them as well. Stopping an addiction can be very complex, but when doing the…

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Why Fentanyl Abuse is Growing More Problematic Across the Country

Drug overdoses have killed over 64,000 people in the United States in 2016, up from around 52,000 people in 2015. Many of these deaths have been a result of fentanyl abuse, which is an epidemic that has been rapidly increasing over the last few years. What is Fentanyl? According to the National Institute on Drug…

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Jared Blake Inspires Addicts in Rehab with Power Story of Recovery

Jared Blake, country music artist from season 1 of NBC’s “The Voice,” is inspiring more than just the listeners of his music; he has also been working to inspire addicts in rehab. With his powerful story of recovery, Jared Blake has been using his platform to spread the message about the dangers of drugs and…

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Why Your Active Adult Child May Have a Drinking Issue

Picture a person with a drinking issue or problem. Are they a runner? Love to workout? Care about their health? Chances are the person that you pictured did not fit any of these qualities. That is why it is so hard to suspect when your active adult child may have a drinking issue as they…

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Live to Be Campaign Empowering Youth to Make Positive Choices

Country music artist from the first season of The Voice on NBC, Jared Blake, is using his own life experiences to spread the message about the dangers of drinking and driving. Jared is using his platform for good by allowing children, teens, and adults to become educated on drug and alcohol addiction prevention. After surviving…

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Suboxone Clinics: Could They Be Harming Your Loved One’s Recovery

Suboxone is a controlled substance that is used as a part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program. By slowly replacing the opioid medications (prescription or illegal) that an individual is addicted to with Suboxone, they will supposedly wean off of their drugs more easily and ease their harsh withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone drug contains the active…

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