Fentanyl Linked to Overdose Deaths in Sacramento County
04.05.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse In The News Substance Abuse Uncategorized

Over the last two weeks dozens of overdoses and several deaths believed to be linked to Fentanyl use have been reported in Sacramento. As of late last week authorities reported 36 overdoses and 9 deaths which are suspected to be Fentanyl overdoses. Prescription drug abuse is said to be responsible for the rise of Fentanyl […]

5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Sober Living Facility
03.31.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse Substance Abuse

5 Things to Look For When Choosing a Sober Living Facility If someone is really serious about choosing a life in recovery and has already made the steps to detox off substances or attend a treatment facility, the next step is usually choosing a sober living facility for continued support in recovery. A sober living […]

New Actions Announced by Obama to Aid in Fight Against Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic
03.30.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse In The News Substance Abuse Uncategorized

The Obama administration made an announcement this week which includes initiatives focusing on aiding the ongoing battle against prescription drug and heroin abuse. On Tuesday, it was announced that the administration will be making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs to combat opioid and heroin abuse addiction. These efforts are included in a package of […]

7 Ways to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery
03.25.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse General Substance Abuse

It is estimated that 8.5% of the population struggles with substance abuse and addiction problems according to a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health. According to those statistics, it is safe to say that most families have at least one family member (or close friend) who falls into this category. For those […]

A New Start, Inc. Recognizes March as Self-Harm Awareness Month
03.18.2016 Addiction Addiction and Recovery In The News

The month of March, is recognized as Self-Harm Awareness Month or Self-Injury Awareness Month. Self harm by definition is any action that you deliberately do to yourself that results in a physical injury. The main reasoning behind self harm is a build up of emotions such as frustration, self-loathing, anger, depression and anxiety. Common Ways […]

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