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Finding Help During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

One of the most difficult things people face when looking for addiction help is trying to get past all the misconceptions that persist about substance abuse. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a time when people get the opportunity to look beyond the myths and get the real facts about substance use disorders. It’s…

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What Are the Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction?

The side effects of heroin can have a devastating impact on the human body. It’s not just about the physical damage. Many individuals who abuse heroin end up with mental and emotional fallouts that can last for years. It can seem impossible to pull yourself out of the spiral of heroin addiction. Fresh Start Recovery…

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4 Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can relieve pain and treat the symptoms of illness. However, they sometimes lead to drug abuse. Many of our clients at Fresh Start Recovery Center in Maryland struggle with substance use disorders for benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates, and stimulants, even if they’ve been prescribed these medications by a doctor. It’s important to understand how…

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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 Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

When you are struggling with an anxiety disorder of any kind, you crave relief. One of the medications doctors often prescribe is benzodiazepines. These medications have a sedating effect. Currently, though, people with severe anxiety face a challenge — a worldwide benzo shortage. The good news is that doctors have other medications to help people…

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Drug Overdose Symptoms: Understanding Risk and Prevention

Taking drugs always comes with dangerous side effects. Overdose is one of the most serious problems that can result from using drugs. Whether it is accidental or an intentional overdose, knowing about drug overdose symptoms, its risk, and prevention will help prevent severe and lasting consequences. Fresh Start Recovery Center has the experienced and compassionate…

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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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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…