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Understanding Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that almost 25 million Americans by the age of 12 have used illicit drugs within the last month. Drugs and alcohol can change the way that the brain processes emotions and regulates someone’s mood. Continued abuse of drugs and alcohol leads to dependence. Once you have formed…

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Opioid Epidemic Statistics

Opioid epidemic statistics remain essential forms of data that various public health agencies collect to address the growing opioid abuse problem. Opioids in the U.S. statistics show us how the issue of opioid abuse has grown. Understanding opioid epidemic statistics helps pave the way toward finding solutions to a problem that has cost countless lives and…

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Sober Thanksgiving

Staying sober during the holidays is hard, especially if it’s your first sober Thanksgiving. Whether it is your first sober Thanksgiving or your twentieth, ways exist to help you through triggering events and temptation. For extra sober Thanksgiving support, many 12 step support groups have meetings about staying sober during the holiday season. If you need ideas…

man with head on window dealing with the long term effects of opiates

A Growing Epidemic: The Long Term Effects of Opiates

Each year, nearly 50,000 Americans lose their lives to opiate use. This harrowing reality is often the final culmination of years of substance abuse, emotional struggle, physical dependency, and mental torment. Opiates – both natural and synthetic – have claimed the spotlight as the driver behind one of the most destructive epidemics the United States…