Category: Aftercare/Alumni

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

Are you one of the 14% of Americans who take CBD (cannabidiol) products? You could be wondering how long the substance can show up on a drug screening, especially if you report to a parole board or if you’re searching for a job.    The simplest answer is that you should assume CBD is detectable on…

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How Long Does Oxycodone Stay in Your System?

The effects of oxycodone don’t last longer than a few hours in most cases, but does that mean that the drug is out of your system that quickly?  Once oxycodone is in your bloodstream, your body starts to filter it out gradually over time. This means after the drug peaks, you’ll start to feel less…

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How Long Does Gabapentin Stay in Your System?

What is Gabapentin? In the midst of the opioid epidemic, another drug, gabapentin, has come to the fore. Commonly known by the brand name, Neurontin, gabapentin is also sold as Gralise and Horizant. The drug is available in the following forms: 100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg capsules 300 mg, 600 mg and 800…

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Sober Living Homes: Everything You Need to Know

Sober living homes are an important resource for people currently in the recovery process from a substance use disorder. Generally, sober living homes are a place for patients who have finished inpatient treatment and are transitioning ‘back to reality’. They tend to offer a variety of services and amenities that make this transition easier and…

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5 Facts About Drinking on Antidepressants That Will Make You Think Twice

If you take antidepressants for a mood or pain disorder, then you know that the list of possible interactions is long. Alcohol and antidepressants can have serious interactions, ranging from mood disorder symptoms to dangerous blackouts. It’s clear that drinking while on antidepressants is a risk that you shouldn’t take.  The severity of your alcohol…

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5 Questions About Alcohol Use You Should Answer Truthfully

Have you ever found yourself waking up the day after binge drinking still feeling the effects of alcohol and regretting some bad decisions? Or felt guilty about the way your drinking affects your family? Do you reach for a drink as soon as you wake up in the morning?  Alcoholism can sneak up on you,…

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5 Ugly Truths About Stimulant Psychosis

Stimulant psychosis is a side effect of stimulant use that can make you have delusions, hallucinate, and be agitated. The symptoms can be severe and it might seem like you’ve lost touch with reality.  The symptoms of stimulant psychosis include: Agitation, or behaving aggressively Hallucinations, or sensing things that aren’t real  Delusions, or having beliefs…

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How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

There are many reasons why someone might decide they want to stop drinking. The most obvious case would be a person who is addicted to alcohol whose life has been ruined by the amount that they drink. But alcoholics are not the only ones who may decide to curb their drinking habit. Alcohol is one…

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Learn the Truth About Physical Dependence vs. Psychological Addiction

Do you know the difference between physical dependence and psychological addiction? It’s common for people to use the term “addiction” when they’re talking about dependence and addiction, but they aren’t the same.  Physical dependence is a condition that happens when your body gets used to having a drug in its system. When you stop using…

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7 Facts Nobody Told You About Drug Abuse and Skin Problems

There are countless ways that drug abuse can damage your health, but did you know that your skin is one of them? From methamphetamine abuse to binge drinking, nearly any drug that you abuse can give you skin problems.  You may have heard of meth skin or crack hands, but they aren’t the only skin…

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