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Addiction Among Minorities and a Scholarship to Receive Treatment

Society continues to find more and more ways that the path towards equality has continued to be unequal for Americans. Black Americans are historically treated unfairly by police and the American justice system. Black Americans spend an alarmingly disproportionate time in jail or prison for equivalent offenses to White Americans. Black Americans are not given…

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How Cocaine Addiction Is Treated

Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs in America. However, a high-quality treatment program helps people cease cocaine use and get their lives back on track. Cocaine addiction has never been more dangerous. Today, cocaine is often cut with potent synthetic drugs, including the opiate fentanyl. Combining these drugs is a recipe for…

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The Dangers of Cocaine

Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are essentially the same drug because they have similar properties. Crack cocaine is condensed into a harder “rock” form that is smoked as opposed to powder cocaine which is most often snorted. Powder cocaine has the perception of being a more expensive drug. However, due to the short-lived nature of…

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How to Tell If Someone Is on Meth

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is an illegal drug that causes permanent changes to a person’s brain and can cause irreversible damage to their mind and body. If you or someone you care about is abusing meth, it’s best to reach out for help from an experienced team of professionals. At Fresh Start Recovery Center,…

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How Can Aftercare Programs Help with Recovery?

Aftercare programs are an essential tool for maintaining recovery from addiction. Relapse prevention is a harm reduction strategy that helps keep those in recovery on the right track. When someone in recovery feels that their willpower is not as strong as usual or that they are experiencing cravings and a temptation to abuse substances, aftercare…

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The Importance of Alcohol Treatment Centers in Maryland

Anyone who has battled alcoholism, lived with a loved one who abuses alcohol, or has or knows someone who has struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) can tell you about the toll alcohol takes on lives. Alcohol treatment centers are an invaluable resource for those who need help recovering from the traumatic effects of…

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5 Benefits of an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

Alcohol abuse and addiction are a problem for millions of Americans. Every year, alcoholism and alcohol-related accidents claim the lives of many individuals for reasons that are preventable and treatable. An alcohol rehab program can help people who are struggling with their alcohol consumption learn coping mechanisms and life skills to turn their life around…

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How Long Do Opiate Withdrawals Last?

Withdrawal from opiates is similar to other depressants. Keeping that in mind, opiate withdrawal can be particularly severe when an individual has developed an addiction to particularly potent synthetic opiates like fentanyl. Suppose you or someone you love is struggling with ceasing opiate abuse in part due to the fear of withdrawal symptoms. In that…

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How Long Does Heroin Recovery Take?

Recovering from heroin addiction can be a challenging process. The reasons a heroin addiction recovery timeline can vary depending on several factors that relate to personal circumstances and the treatment plan designed by professional medical experts. For best results, it’s a good idea to focus on lasting recovery and not attempt to speed up the…