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The Long and Short Term Heroin Effects

What happens when you take heroin? If you’ve ever tried the opioid or have a loved one struggling with heroin addiction, you may be curious about the short- and long-term effects of heroin abuse. However, beyond your curiosity, you need to know that overcoming addiction is possible and that professional help is available. At Promises …

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7 Factors That Contribute to Addiction in College Students

Every day, heartbreaking stories emerge about young adults lost to drug addiction and drug overdose. Families are making their private tragedies public to educate others about the prevalence of substance use disorders in young adults, most often between the ages of 18 to 25. In fact, recent studies show that college-age young adults are the …

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How to Detox from Cocaine Safely

Cocaine addiction continues to affect millions of men and women all across the country. As you man know, it produces an intense high with increased energy and alertness with a high rate of abuse. Some people assume they can use small amounts and not risk addiction. Unfortunately, they are only creating a strong dependence on …

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How Do I Know If I Am Addicted To Xanax?

Taking Xanax can give you much-needed relief from distressing anxiety symptoms. But for some people, Xanax use can develop into misuse and potential addiction. If you realize your Xanax use has gotten out of control, you may be asking yourself, “How do I know if I’m addicted to Xanax?” Here we’ll review what Xanax is, …

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Practice Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Is shame preventing you from moving forward with your addiction recovery? Shame is common for people struggling with substance use issues, but it doesn’t have to keep your recovery at a standstill. You can learn acceptance in addiction recovery by understanding your imperfections while embracing a more hopeful and forgiving outlook. Here we’ll look at …

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Supporting Your Spouse After an Addiction Relapse

What Should You Do if Your Spouse Has An Addiction Relapse? Your spouse was doing so well with recovery. Then without warning, they slipped into addiction relapse. The symptoms were there, but you didn’t realize what was happening. How do you cope with everything while helping your spouse turn things around?  Addiction relapse can happen …

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How Long Does Drug Use Treatment Last?

Are you starting drug use treatment soon? You may feel overwhelmed at the thought. And one of your top questions may be about how long it may take. Treatment length varies from person to person. It can begin with shorter sessions, but it may continue for months or years.   Addiction rehab includes everything from …

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How Does Your Home Influence Your Addiction and Recovery?

Where a person lives influences a lot in their life. This includes access to substances and outpatient recovery services. So if you need treatment, what can this mean for you?   You face environmental risk factors for addiction every day. Your neighborhood, social group and even the state you live in affects you. And when …

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What is Suboxone? Can It Help with Opioid Abuse Treatment?

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, opioid abuse in the U.S. is a public health emergency. In the U.S, 1.6 million people have developed an opioid misuse disorder.   Medications like Suboxone can be a lifesaving treatment for opioid misuse. Many people are not aware of Suboxone treatment and how it can …

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It’s Time to Take Telehealth for Addiction Seriously

Telehealth services boomed in 2020 when the pandemic hit. Telehealth services have had the reputation of being second-best to in-person treatment. But now, it’s getting more attention as a legitimate treatment format. It’s time to take telehealth addiction treatment seriously.    Let’s explore how it can reach more people needing addiction treatment now and in …

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