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5 Common Signs of Opioid Use

The opioid epidemic has ravaged individuals and families across our society. If you have not personally had a family member who has faced problems with opioid addiction, it’s sadly likely that a friend of yours has. Opioids are potent and addictive substances. Since the opioid epidemic is now well-known, doctors and patients are better informed.…

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How Heroin Addiction Treatment Helps Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has become a well-known national problem. It makes news headlines on a daily basis. We, as a society, had begun to make progress, and, sadly, the pandemic made us take a giant step in the wrong direction. If you or someone you love is struggling with an opioid use disorder, we encourage…

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4 Benefits of an Opiate Treatment Program

The opioid epidemic has become even more of a problem as a result of the pandemic. If you or someone you love is struggling with an opiate addiction, our medical experts at Fresh Start Recovery Center encourage you to reach out today. Fresh Start offers an opioid addiction treatment program that can help you find…

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Am I Struggling With Polysubstance Dependence?

Polysubstance addiction happens when a person becomes dependent on more than one illicit substance. Unfortunately, this is all too common. Drugs like alcohol, opiates (fentanyl, Percocet, hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin), cocaine, meth, and marijuana are often abused with other substances. A person can develop polysubstance dependence by experimenting with combinations of drugs and…

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3 Benefits of Inpatient Treatment Centers

The need for structure is a major component when deciding if an inpatient treatment program is the right choice for you or your loved one. Not all addiction treatment programs offer the same level of individualized care. For instance, inpatient treatment provides a routine to keep you on your path to recovery. Days are filled…

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What to Expect from a Drug Rehab Program

In a drug rehab center, those addicted to drugs and alcohol can receive targeted treatment and support in a safe environment. If you’re struggling with addiction, spending time in treatment can help you build the healthy coping skills you need to maintain recovery long-term. For men and women struggling with addiction, Fresh Start Recovery Center…

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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,…