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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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Do I Need an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program?

It can be a challenge to determine the treatment program that’s right for you. One aspect of this involves the level of care that suits your present situation. The level of addiction, from mild to moderate to severe, plays a role in this decision. Many clients who choose Fresh Start Recovery Center in Maryland begin…

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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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The Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction

Substance use disorders disrupt the life of individuals who are struggling with addiction as well as anyone who interacts with them and cares about them. If occasional drinking has transitioned into alcohol addiction, then it’s time to consider professional assistance. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a range of programs for those battling alcohol abuse. Medical…

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Which Addiction Treatment Services Do I Need?

Addiction treatment services continue to evolve. Treatment options have diversified to meet today’s needs. Treatment begins with a form of detox. Getting the mind and body to an addict’s current baseline is a key component to addressing how best to proceed with treatment. However, nowadays, we have so many options when it comes to addiction…

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4 Signs You Need Alcohol Rehab Treatment

There are slightly different criteria associated with alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In either case, it’s a sign a person may be suffering the effects of alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder is very common in the United States. Upwards of 1/4 of Americans report they engage in binge drinking at least once a month. Having the…

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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…