Category: For Clients

Is Marijuana Addictive?

The way that marijuana is perceived is changing fast in the United States. In the past decade, several states have legalized the drug, and it seems that momentum is building towards federal legalization. But as marijuana becomes more popular and less frowned upon, new research is showing that the drug may not be as harmless…

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How Long Does OxyContin Stay in Your System?

OxyContin is a pain medication that’s used to treat severe pain. It’s also known as oxycodone. Doctors use it for chronic pain, cancer pain, and surgical pain. It works for an extended period of time, so it’s a good choice for pain that isn’t short-term.  Like other opiate drugs, OxyContin is often abused. It causes…

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Sober Date Ideas

Research suggests that millennials are cutting down their alcohol consumption. Instead, they’re opting to participate in wellness events. They recognize that alcohol ages the body and decreases longevity. Clearly, sobriety is not just a lifestyle choice for those in recovery. Some people choose to be teetotalers or reduce their intake for health reasons. Others opt…

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How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Central Nervous System?

Alcohol and Your Nervous System The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. The CNS uses our senses to receive and manage information from our environment. It directs the rest of our body to respond in collaboration with the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS runs along our limbs, organs and…

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Can You Recover from Methamphetamine Addiction?

Addiction is a treatable disease. And that is the case for methamphetamine addiction as well, even if methamphetamine treatment is different from the treatment of other substances. Learn more about methamphetamine, meth treatment, and the recovery process in this article.

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Can an Alcoholic Ever Have a Drink?

We conducted our own survey of current and former alcoholics, treatment professionals, and other US citizens, and, almost universally, these participants do not believe an alcoholic can have a drink. Check out our discussion of the question here…

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Can Heroin Addicts Recover?

Substance abuse can be overcome! Addiction is a treatable disease. That goes for heroin addiction as well, even as heroin routinely leads ominous lists of addictive substances.

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Surviving the Holidays in Recovery

For most, the holidays are a time to celebrate with family and reconnect with distant loved ones, a rare opportunity to share in laughter and joy around the same table. It’s normal to experience increased levels of stress in anticipation of the upcoming holiday, but for an active or recovering addict, it doesn’t take much…

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Video – Entering the Workforce as a Young Adult in Recovery

  This is the second in a series of talks regarding employment for those in recovery. This time, the topic turns to younger adults who have wasted early adulthood in addiction, and have not had the same experience in the workforce. In a sense, many of these young adults are entering the workforce for the…

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