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Are You a High-Functioning Alcoholic? Know the Signs

Contrary to what you might think, alcoholics, don’t always look worse for wear. Some of them look normal on the surface. They keep their addiction a secret and believe they have it under control. These people are examples of a high-functioning alcoholic. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder can find…

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Am I an Alcoholic? Here’s How to Find Out

You don’t look like an alcoholic. You haven’t gotten a DUI or stolen money just to buy alcohol. But still, you are worried. You can’t help asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” Alcoholism comes in many forms, and some of them aren’t what you might consider typical. Fresh Start Recovery Center can provide you with answers…

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Should Treatment for Alcoholism be More Personalized?

One of the defining characteristics of alcohol use disorder (AUD), commonly referred to alcoholism, is having an often-insatiable urge to consume alcohol despite the negative consequences being intoxicated causes. Persistent cravings to drink are one of the single largest barriers standing between active drinking and recovery from AUD.   Acamprosate, sold commercially as Campral in pharmaceutical markets outside of the…

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Maryland Continues Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Maryland Announces $10 Million in Grants to Fight Addiction Throughout the United States, opioid addiction continues to kill hundreds of people each day. In the state of Maryland alone, 1,985 people died last year from opioid overdose. We are in a state of emergency, and officials have continued to scramble when it comes to real…

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Dangers of Underage Drinking

Montgomery Counties Underage Drinking Problem A Quince Orchard High School staff member was recently accused of attending a private graduation party where high school aged students openly consumed alcohol, according to Montgomery County Public Schools. A staff member drinking with students is obviously shocking and wrong, but then why is it okay for parents to…

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