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Common Addiction Treatment Programs for Substance Abuse

Today, there are many options when it comes to selecting a substance abuse treatment program. The variety of options can sometimes feel overwhelming and confusing. Maryland addiction treatment programs like Fresh Start Recovery Center, which ranks among the top-rated recovery centers in the country, can help change lives. Fresh Start is committed to providing the…

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4 Important Reasons to Celebrate Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and that makes this a perfect time to reflect on your lifestyle choices. New habits can be formed surprisingly quickly, and it’s all too common to find yourself having substance abuse issues before you know it. Fresh Start Recovery Center’s men’s rehab program in Maryland is ready to help clients…

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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Half of those with a substance abuse disorder have a co-occurring mental health issue. The appeal of substances is associated with particular mental illnesses. This is because those abusing these substances are often seeking to balance the negative feelings they have as a result of a mental health condition. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol can instead…

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Start Addiction Treatment During National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week begins annually on Mother’s Day. In 2021, it’s May 9-15. This is an ideal moment for women to check in with their health. Women, like all marginalized groups, are disproportionately susceptible to health concerns. By some estimates, women are 50% more likely to have a mental health disorder. Data collected about…

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Knowing the Dangers of Holiday Drinking on Cinco de Mayo

It’s no accident that Cinco de Mayo has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents. Holidays can be complicated, especially those that encourage drinking as a social lubricant. Even though millions of Americans suffer from alcohol abuse, we have created a culture where drinking is prevalent at holiday gatherings. It can be difficult…

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How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact Your Mental Health

Alcohol addiction is a complicated disease. It creates physical changes but also can worsen mental health disorders. Addiction can cause those predisposed to mental health disorders to suffer from those symptoms. It may worsen symptoms of an existing depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder as well. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we offer a wide range…

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The Differences Between Dependence, Abuse, and Addiction to Prescription Drugs

It is somewhat common for people to use terms like drug addiction and drug abuse interchangeably. Even drug dependence, which describes a very specific condition, is not always understood. It’s important for those using prescription drugs to know these differences, especially if your habits for using those medications have changed. At Fresh Start Recovery Center,…