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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…

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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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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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What’s Really in Your Drugs?

Drug dealers have taken on a new role as a chef, creating concoctions of multiple deadly drugs. Drug dealers have been marketing what they sell on the street as pills, heroin or cocaine, when in reality it is a mix of different drugs, they created to make more money while spending less. The drugs they…

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Exercise and Drug Addiction

Food, Exercise and Drug Addiction: A strange combination Eating healthy, exercise and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination, however recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence, while healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended and could be very dangerous due…

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Oxycodone Vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone vs. heroin, many people question which is worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse than Oxycodone since one is a pill given out by doctors and one is bought on the street- however are they really that different? When it comes to Oxycodone, heroin and other…