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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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What to Expect from a Drug Rehab Program

In a drug addiction treatment program, those addicted to drugs can receive targeted treatment and support in a safe environment. If you’re struggling with addiction, spending time in treatment can help you build the healthy coping skills you need to maintain recovery long-term. For men and women struggling with addiction, Fresh Start Recovery Center offers…

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Do I Struggle with Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse might be an unfamiliar term, but millions of people struggle with this condition. Polysubstance abuse is the use of more than one substance at a time. Some people abuse multiple drugs or combine them with alcohol. This can include the use of multiple illicit drugs or the use of prescription drugs used for…

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5 Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive illegal drug produced solely for recreational purposes. To make heroin, morphine is mixed with sugar, powdered milk, quinine, or starch. This stretches out the dosage and increases the revenue stream for those who produce heroin illicitly. Heroin addiction often follows prescription drug addiction. Heroin addiction can have a number of…

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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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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students and Substance Abuse: Deadly Combinations College is often a time of exploration and learning, but did you know it is also a time of binge drinking and substance abuse? Studies show that college students are more likely to partake in binge-drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug use, which often leads to substance abuse.…