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3 Ways to Help Someone with a Painkiller Addiction

Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States to manage pain, and while not all of them are addictive, prescription drug addiction has become all too common in America. When pain becomes more severe, a doctor may prescribe an opiate painkiller. Unfortunately, these drugs, like OxyContin, have a high potential for abuse and addiction, painkiller…

How Group Therapy Can Help Your Mental Health

They say that “it takes a village” to raise a child. This is also true for healing, recovering from addiction, and overcoming mental health struggles. In group therapy, you can find that helpful village. With the supportive network of a group therapy program, you can get through a wide array of mental health challenges daily.…

What Medications Are Used in MAT?

During your medical detox and rehab, and for your medication-assisted treatment program to reverse the harmful effects of a substance use disorder, a mix of therapy, medication, and holistic approaches may be used to deliver a long-term and successful recovery. Medication-assisted treatment is common and proven to be effective for many people who have battled…

Know The Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is a chronic disease often culminating with many severe physical and mental health problems. Some of these issues include significant changes to the way your brain functions, financial distress, and significant struggles maintaining healthy relationships. To overcome a heroin addiction safely, a heroin addiction treatment in a medically supervised setting is your best…

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How Addiction Can Affect Your Family During The Holidays

The holidays come with travel plans, gift-giving, merry-making, and awkward family issues, which bring stressful topics such as money, family, religion, and general stress to the surface. For individuals struggling with addiction or recovering addicts, the holidays can be doubly difficult and triggering, which could easily lead to a relapse. Additionally, during a time of…

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Am I Addicted to Drugs Because of Childhood Trauma?

Sadly, there is a proven connection between addiction and childhood trauma. The traumatic events experienced in your childhood can and often do follow you into adulthood and create a series of mental health issues that may also cause you to self-medicate through excessive drinking or drug use. If you or someone you love is struggling…