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3 Things to Include in a Relapse Prevention Plan

The potential of having a relapse is always present in the lives of individuals in recovery. It can happen to people who have been sober for years. Having a relapse prevention plan to fall back on can help you deal with that possibility. The presence of a relapse plan should be seen as a sign…

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Finding Help During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

One of the most difficult things people face when looking for addiction help is trying to get past all the misconceptions that persist about substance abuse. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a time when people get the opportunity to look beyond the myths and get the real facts about substance use disorders. It’s…

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What Are the Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction?

The side effects of heroin can have a devastating impact on the human body. It’s not just about the physical damage. Many individuals who abuse heroin end up with mental and emotional fallouts that can last for years. It can seem impossible to pull yourself out of the spiral of heroin addiction. Fresh Start Recovery…

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4 Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can relieve pain and treat the symptoms of illness. However, they sometimes lead to drug abuse. Many of our clients at Fresh Start Recovery Center in Maryland struggle with substance use disorders for benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates, and stimulants, even if they’ve been prescribed these medications by a doctor. It’s important to understand how…

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Do I Have a Painkiller Addiction?

If your doctor prescribed prescription painkillers following surgery or for chronic pain, you might have found yourself becoming addicted to them after long-term use. Painkiller addiction often leads to an obsession with finding more of the medication, even if you no longer have a prescription. Learn more about the signs of painkiller addiction and reach…

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Does Gender-Specific Treatment Make a Difference?

At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we understand that gender-specific treatment gives men and women a chance to build a safe space during rehab. Our women’s program lets female clients discuss intimate details such as childhood abuse, childcare, and other sensitive topics. Our men’s program focuses on breaking down barriers so male clients can get the…