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Should Treatment for Alcoholism be More Personalized?

One of the defining characteristics of alcohol use disorder (AUD), commonly referred to alcoholism, is having an often-insatiable urge to consume alcohol despite the negative consequences being intoxicated causes. Persistent cravings to drink are one of the single largest barriers standing between active drinking and recovery from AUD.   Acamprosate, sold commercially as Campral in pharmaceutical markets outside of the…

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Maryland Continues Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Maryland Announces $10 Million in Grants to Fight Addiction Throughout the United States, opioid addiction continues to kill hundreds of people each day. In the state of Maryland alone, 1,985 people died last year from opioid overdose. We are in a state of emergency, and officials have continued to scramble when it comes to real…

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Reports Show Maryland Overdose has Declined

Drug Overdose Deaths have Declined in Maryland In the last two years, officials locally and across the country have been allocating any and all extra resources to combat the opioid epidemic since drug overdoses were declared a public health emergency. Recently, we have seen a small amount of progress in the state of Maryland. There…

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Dangers of Underage Drinking

Montgomery Counties Underage Drinking Problem A Quince Orchard High School staff member was recently accused of attending a private graduation party where high school aged students openly consumed alcohol, according to Montgomery County Public Schools. A staff member drinking with students is obviously shocking and wrong, but then why is it okay for parents to…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Do you know the dangerous side effects of alcohol? Did you know there are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the 3rd highest cause of death in the U.S.? Alcohol, a drug thousands of people consume regularly, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  Although…

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Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is addiction a disease or a choice? Everyone has an opinion: is addiction a disease or a choice? Many people will argue that addiction is a string of bad choices, some will shame you for comparing addiction to a “real disease” such as cancer, and a few will ask “why can’t they just stop?” On…

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Inpatient Vs Outpatient Treatment: What to Choose

Inpatient Vs Outpatient When deciding to get help with your addiction to drugs or alcohol, many people assume they need to go to inpatient or residential treatment directly after detox. Outpatient treatment, for some reason, continually gets labeled as “not enough,” even when in some cases, it mimics higher levels of care as far as…

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Francesca’s Testimonial

“The last twenty-four hours before I got help were such a blur. I was tired of getting high and ruining my life, but I wanted to use one last time. A part of me just wanted to go to detox and get it over with, but at the same time I was so afraid of…

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