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5 Common Triggers of Addiction Relapse

One of the first things you learn about in rehab is triggers that may have started and fueled your addiction. Triggers can range from emotions, and mental health conditions, to being around certain people or places. A situation may arise that leads to an addiction relapse. Before you know it, you are drinking or taking…

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Long-Term Effects of Meth

The hit television series “Breaking Bad” made crystal methamphetamine familiar to millions. Despite how it was portrayed, make no mistake: meth is a dangerous drug that causes significant problems for individuals and society alike. But what are the long-term effects of meth? Like most drugs, the long-term effects of meth will differ by individual. Many…

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Stages of Addiction

The popular portrayal of addiction is someone whose life has turned into a mess and is rejecting all efforts to help. It’s a false portrayal. The stages of addiction, while predictable, are varied from individual to individual. Sometimes addiction does cause severe effects, but other times it doesn’t, and that’s what makes treatment a challenge.…

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Addiction Help

No matter what substance you are addicted to, it is challenging quitting on your own. Whether its heroin, cocaine, or meth, you need comprehensive addiction help that will provide the treatment for healing. Addiction help is necessary to bring people through the withdrawals, the cravings, and the temptation to relapse. Through a broad range of…

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Drug Overdose Symptoms: Understanding Risk and Prevention

Taking drugs always comes with dangerous side effects. Overdose is one of the most serious problems that can result from using drugs. Whether it is accidental or an intentional overdose, knowing about drug overdose symptoms, its risk, and prevention will help prevent severe and lasting consequences. Fresh Start Recovery Center has the experienced and compassionate…