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What Are Opioids?

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What are opioids, and why are so many people using them? There has been a lot of talk about this particular drug, including how it has been used over illicitly. Opioids are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, other than alcohol. However, what you may not know is just how deadly

Social Media and Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol producers spend a lot of money each year marketing their products, and social media has become a popular place to advertise. With platforms like Facebook attracting more than two billion users, it’s no wonder that experts are starting to make a connection between social media and alcohol consumption. If you or a loved one

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

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Polysubstance abuse refers to the use of three different classes of substances. For example, a person might use cocaine along with alcohol and ecstasy. They may or may not have a drug of choice but use multiple drugs to create the feeling they want. When this takes place, individuals must seek out the help of

5 Ways Online Recovery Support Prevents Relapse

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In today’s society, millions of individuals now have smartphones. This kind of technology gives people access to information in an instant, as well as provides new ways to connect with others. With that kind of access, online recovery support has opened new channels for those in recovery to stick with their goals and prevent relapse.

Quarantine and Relapse: How to Stay in Recovery

woman looking out window and struggling with quarantine and relapse

Quarantine and relapse may feel synonymous. Isolation has long been recognized as a relapse trigger, and experts are reporting that the relapse rate is rising due to the quarantine. Do quarantine and relapse go hand in hand? They can. However, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Through stress management, reaching out

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

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Self-medicating happens all the time, and it often works out well. You have a cold, and you take Nyquil. You call your mother for some chicken noodle soup. Technically, you are self-medicating anytime you are self-diagnosing and treating an illness or mental problem. Self-medicating generally isn’t a problem when you have a cold, but there

The Importance of Alumni for Relapse Prevention

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Addiction is a long term battle. It doesn’t end when you finish a rehab program. Alumni for relapse prevention allows those who are farther into recovery to help those still new to the journey. A long term approach to recovery is much more likely to stand the test of time, and alumni program groups provide

3 Uncommon Relapse Triggers

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When it comes to relapse, some relapse triggers are well known. Old places and friends that you associate with substance abuse and situations where your drug of choice is available are common triggers. Traumatic experiences like the loss of a job or the death of a family member can also trigger a craving. However, not

Understanding Addiction And Social Media

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In today’s society, a lot of the information and content we consume is through our phones or computers. Social media has the ability to keep us connected to friends, family members, and even our favorite idols. However, social media can have its downsides as well. Because of the amount of exposure social media presents, it

The Importance of Alumni Program Participation

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If you’ve ever recovered from addiction or are in the process right now, you know that the path is not easy. The possibility of relapse is real, and triggers are everywhere. Especially now in the current climate of the world, simple things can become triggers. However, there are ways to stay on the right path