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Am I Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug addiction is extremely common. Typically, those who become addicted to prescription medications do not intend to do so. A person may begin taking medications for an entirely innocent reason such as after undergoing surgery or to treat pain related to an injury. Because of the addictive potential of some medications, especially prescription opiates,…

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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…

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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 drug addiction. It’s a…

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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 prescription addition with benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates, and stimulants, even if they’ve been prescribed these medications by a doctor. It’s important to understand how these…

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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 an accidental or an intentional overdose, knowing about drug overdose symptoms, their risk, and prevention will help prevent severe and lasting consequences. Fresh Start Recovery Center has the experienced and…