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November 16, 2020
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How to Stay Sober: Everything You Need to Know

Staying sober after a recent addiction recovery is not easy. Once you win the battle against addiction, you need to learn how to get sober and stay sober. A relapse is the last thing you want, but this is still very common among people who’re recovering from drug addiction. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, there is a 40 […]
November 2, 2020
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Benzos and Alcohol: A Comprehensive Guide

What are benzodiazepines?  Benzodiazepines, often referred to as “benzos,” are a type of prescription sedative often prescribed to individuals for anxiety or insomnia issues. Also referred to as depressants and tranquilizers, benzodiazepines work by producing sedation, inducing sleepiness, relieving anxiety, and in some cases are prescribed to prevent seizures.  Prescription names for benzodiazepines include Valium®, Xanax®, Restoril®, Ativan®, and Klonopin®. […]
October 26, 2020
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Fentanyl vs Heroin: What You Should Know

What is fentanyl?  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever, 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, that is typically used for severe pain treatment and management for patients who are physically tolerant to other opioids.  In prescription form, fentanyl is known by brand names such as Duragesic®, Sublimaze® and Actiq®. In its prescribed form, it comes in transdermal […]
October 22, 2020
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Fentanyl Addiction: Symptoms and Treatment

What is fentanyl?  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever, 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, that is typically used for severe pain treatment and management for patients who are physically tolerant to other opioids.  In recent years, overdoses resulting in death from using fentanyl have increased rapidly and dramatically. In 2015, fentanyl related deaths only made up […]
October 20, 2020
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Staying Sober: 9 Tips for Substance Use Disorder Recovery

In 2017, nearly 20 million Americans over the age of 12 battled with a substance use disorder. Sadly, nearly three-quarters of those who were struggling with substance use issues also suffered from an alcohol use disorder. If you’ve gone through the hard work of getting sober, that’s incredible and worth celebrating! At the same time, you’ve got to keep your […]
October 16, 2020
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Staging an Intervention: 9 Helpful Tips to Planning a Successful Intervention

Did you know, around 10% of adults in the US will have a drug use disorder during their lives? Are you are worried about a loved one who appears to be abusing a drug? It may be time to step in and say something.  In this article, we’ll look at the best way to stage a successful intervention. By doing […]
October 11, 2020
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Healing Through Nature in Asheville, NC: Bring Some Peace to Your Recovery Journey

Did you know that nearly 21 million Americans have one or more addiction? Sadly, only a small minority ever receive treatment. Part of this is due to the stigma associated with addiction and the fear of relapse. But, there are so many ways that people suffering from addictions can begin a recovery journey that is full of healing and compassion. One […]
October 10, 2020
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How to Talk to Your Teen About the Dangers of Underage Drinking

As our children age into teenagers, they are exposed to many dangerous substances, including alcohol. Underage drinking can become a tempting idea for teenagers, leading to serious issues later on. How can you openly talk to your teen about the dangers of underage drinking and staying safe while out with their friends? Talking to your teens doesn’t have to be […]
September 12, 2020
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What Is Drug Abuse Relapse?

Are you on the road to recovery from an addiction? As we’re sure you’ve heard many times before, addiction recovery is a lifelong journey. And, you may sometimes have slip-ups along your journey. This is referred to as relapsing. But, what is relapse, exactly? And, what can you do to recover from it? Check out this guide to discover everything you […]