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5 Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive illegal drug produced solely for recreational purposes. To make heroin, morphine is mixed with sugar, powdered milk, quinine, or starch. This stretches out the dosage and increases the revenue stream for those who produce heroin illicitly. Heroin addiction often follows prescription drug addiction. Heroin addiction can have a number of…

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4 Signs of Cocaine Addiction in Your Partner

If your partner has a problem with cocaine abuse, you may wonder if they have a full-blown cocaine addiction. Learn four common signs that your loved one needs cocaine rehab to overcome their physical and mental dependency. At Fresh Start Recovery Center in Maryland, we tailor our addiction treatment program to specific drugs. In addition,…

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The Importance of Still Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid settlements between the U.S. government and opioid manufacturers, wholesale distributors, doctors, and pharmacies are no longer front-page headlines. But, the devastation of opioid addiction is still affecting American families. Large swaths of the country’s population are still reeling from lost lives, broken families, and personal despair. Today, you have to dig deep to uncover the latest…

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How to Set Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

Healthy boundaries are very often lost during periods of prolonged drug or alcohol abuse, but it is necessary to re-establish them during addiction recovery. Setting and protecting your boundaries means being clear about what or who is acceptable in your life and what or who is not. Setting limits can include physical limits, such as…

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3 Ways Stress Leads to Alcoholism

The link between stress and alcohol is real. In fact, acute stress has been found to come before drinking alcohol. Some individuals find themselves reaching for a drink in times of stress, which can be a precursor to abusing alcohol. If you’re concerned about the way stress has impacted your drinking habits, reach out to…

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4 Ways to Stay Sober During a Crisis

If you’re newly sober or your recovery has lasted several years, sobriety may be a daily challenge that you have to face. Even when times are so-called “normal,” it can be hard to be self-aware, thoughtful, and prepared for times of temptation. Now that the world is in the midst of a pandemic, the challenges…

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How Isolation During the Pandemic Can Impact Addiction

Addiction issues can be complex and, for someone who struggles with substance use disorder, different events can trigger substance use disorder or lead to a relapse. Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in many different ways – fear of infection, financial concerns, or worries with uncertainty about the future. Being homebound for many…

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