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Effects of Heroin on the Body
01.06.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse

Heroin: Effects on the Body Heroin is an opioid drug synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the poppy plant. Prescription opioid pain medication, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, can have similar effects to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed by a doctor. Despite the high risks and […]

Enabling – What it is and how to stop
12.30.2016 Addiction

What is Enabling Enabling can be extremely dangerous for everyone involved, the individual addicted to drugs or alcohol and their loved ones. Enabling discourages users from addressing their problems with professional help and can lead to situations which cause physical, mental, and psychological harm. According to a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health […]

Providing Recovery Support During the Holidays
12.20.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Sober Living Substance Abuse

How to Provide Recovery Support for a Loved One During the Holiday Season The holidays are a time filled with joy and excitement. But for those in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, this time can be challenging to say the least. With holiday cheer also comes endless parties, work functions, and family […]

Overdose Antidote Narcan Prices Soar
12.15.2016 Addiction In The News

Overdose Antidote Narcan Prices Soar It’s no secret that over the last year prescription drug prices in the United States have been skyrocketing. Because of government regulations, drug manufacturers are able to charge monopolistic prices under the guise of research and development costs. These policies have affected many critical medications such as EpiPen, anti-malaria drug […]

The Toll Addiction Takes on Families
12.09.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery

Addiction: The Toll it Takes on Families Addiction wreaks havoc on everyone around it. When someone is struggling with abuse of drugs or alcohol, the countless physical, mental, and social effects of their addiction are apparent. Less recognized, however, is the toll addiction takes on the families of those caught in its grasp. Whether the […]

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