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Common Myths About Addiction

There are many common myths about addiction and dependence regarding substance abuse disorders (SUDs). It’s important to debunk these myths so people do not have false impressions of what real-life addiction can look like. Another problem with myths about addiction is that they promote falsehoods that may lead people to believe drugs or alcohol are…

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New Years Resolution: Get Sober

Make a Resolution That Sticks This New Year’s New Year’s resolutions are a common tradition. Many individuals choose to celebrate the holiday by vowing to live a healthier life. That might look like being more compassionate with others, eating healthier, exercising more, or getting sober. The problem with the new year, new me resolutions is…

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

When it comes to family, there can be deeply embedded issues and challenges that can affect the mental health of your spouse, children, and other relatives. Coming to terms with the need for counseling is one of the most difficult steps in the recovery process. Of course, another complicated matter is getting the rest of…

Am I Addicted to Painkillers

Am I Addicted to Painkillers?

Prescription painkillers are often an unintentional gateway to opioid addiction. Powerful synthetic opiates like fentanyl have only made the opioid epidemic worse. In recent years, the introduction of these highly potent opiates has resulted in a spike in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. If you or someone you love is addicted to painkillers or other opiates,…

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

What Are the Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

There are many signs to watch for when you’re concerned about opioid use and abuse. Common opioid withdrawal symptoms can range from anxiety and restlessness to unnatural sweating. A person may also experience shaking or other involuntary movements and signs of acute physical sickness such as vomiting and diarrhea. It’s important to know what to…

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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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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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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 World Events Can Impact Addiction

World events have far-reaching consequences since they affect all aspects of our lives, from our economic well-being to our very own health. A good example is the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already caused untold suffering. World events have the potential to push someone into addictive tendencies. They can also worsen our addictions if we were…