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Rock Bottom Addiction and Getting Help

Rock bottom addiction myths suggest someone abusing alcohol or drugs must reach the point of no return before committing to recovery. Not only is this concept flawed, but it’s also potentially dangerous. So, if you have been putting off getting the treatment you need because things don’t seem that bad, today’s guide should help you…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

Going back to work after rehab doesn’t need to be a headache, and there are acts and laws in place to protect you. Perhaps you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder because you fear it might harm your career, or even prevent you from getting hired by other employers. …

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Understanding the Effects of Drugs on the Brain

Addiction affects the brain in many different ways, and understanding the effects of drugs on the brain can help you better gauge the risks you’re taking when abusing substances. Whether you’re using alcohol, opioids, stimulants, sedatives, or nicotine, these compounds enter your brain and your bloodstream. As soon as this substance has entered your brain,…

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Why is Heroin So Addictive?

If you’ve been wondering why is heroin so addictive, we’ll break down the reasons today. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine found in the seed pods of opium poppies. This substance is then processed into partially refined morphine at the source. The resultant heroin is then trafficked worldwide. Street-level heroin comes in powdered…

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Faith-Based Recovery Programs

Recovering from alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder is a challenging journey for anyone, and today we’ll be examining the important role faith-based recovery programs can play for some. According to data from Pew Research Center, 77% of all adults in the US identify with some religious faith. Regardless of the religion in question,…

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Pet-Friendly Sober Living and Recovery

Pet-friendly sober living homes allow you to step down from residential rehab or to engage with outpatient treatment if your living environment is unsupportive and you have a pet you need to bring with you. Animal-assisted therapy for addiction, when used in combination with evidence-based treatment, can help many people break the cycle of substance…

Comprehensive Guide to the Most Dangerous Drugs

If you think of drug addiction and the most dangerous drugs, you’ll typically bring substances like cocaine, heroin, and meth to mind. The truth is, most drug abusers don’t fall into this category. Instead, the most commonly abused substances according to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) are prescription pills and OTC medications. After this…