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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…

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,…

3 Benefits of an Alcohol Detox Center

Alcohol use can start casually, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner or having a few beers with friends. This occasional consumption is the extent of their use for many people, but unfortunately, some people have underlying issues that make them susceptible to alcohol abuse. What begins to kick back and relax becomes an unhealthy…

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What is Secondary Trauma?

The world has been through an extraordinary set of months brought on by the global pandemic. Suddenly, it seemed we were all threatened by a severely contagious disease. Thousands have died, despite the efforts of many professionals to help them. Today, many of those professionals could be experiencing secondary trauma. Secondary trauma is something that…

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Relapse Prevention Planning

Relapse Prevention Planning: What to Avoid When Leaving Treatment At Fresh Start Recovery Center, our care coordinators work with patients on extensive relapse prevention planning and aftercare planning. We know that when leaving detox, residential or stepping down from PHP or IOP to OP, it can be nerve racking. Sometimes, when you have lived with…

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Sober for the Holidays

Surviving The Holiday Season Sober Whether you are considering entering recovery, newly sober or have been sober for quite some time, the holidays are, without a doubt, a stressful time of the year. Sobriety during the holidays may even seem completely impossible to some. How do you possibly not drink on the obligatory night out…