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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…

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3 Things to Include in a Relapse Prevention Plan

The potential of having a relapse is always present in the lives of individuals in recovery. It can happen to people who have been sober for years. Having a relapse prevention plan to fall back on can help you deal with that possibility. The presence of a relapse plan should be seen as a sign…

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3 Common Addiction Treatment Therapies for Recovery

Overcoming substance abuse is something to be celebrated. While you should be thrilled with your progress, there might still be challenges ahead. Staying in recovery is a lifelong process. Ongoing therapy can help reinforce the lessons you learned in rehab while helping you avoid a relapse. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers various therapies that can…

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3 Ways Alcohol Addiction Affects the Brain

It’s common to attend a party or sporting event and see people consuming large amounts of alcohol. Many individuals want to let loose and have fun for a few hours, then go back to their everyday lives. However, for some people, excessive drinking doesn’t end once the party is over. Some people find that they…

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Do I Have a Painkiller Addiction?

If your doctor prescribed prescription painkillers following surgery or for chronic pain, you might have found yourself becoming addicted to them after long-term use. Painkiller addiction often leads to an obsession with finding more of the medication, even if you no longer have a prescription. Learn more about the signs of painkiller addiction and reach…

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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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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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How to Choose an Addiction Treatment Center

We live in a high-speed, high-stress world. The concerns of family and work can be overwhelming. Sometimes people turn to drugs or alcohol to cope, and sometimes that leads to addiction. If that happens to you, it may be time to seek addiction treatment. In an addiction treatment center, doctors and counselors work with you…