Binge Drinking in Massachusetts

When Does Binge Drinking Become a Problem? Binge drinking is such a big part of American culture that a lot of people don’t even think about it. That’s especially true in Massachusetts where almost a quarter of people binge drink each month. The difference between alcoholism and binge drinking is often blurred, so many people…

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How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

If you’ve decided to go for drug treatment, you’ve taken an essential first step! But you may be wondering how much rehabilitation costs. There are more than 14 million treatment facilities in the United States and they vary in notable ways. Read on to find out the factors that influence the price of treatment, and…

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Substance Use In People With Disabilities – How To Beat Addiction

Did you know that people with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups to drug abuse?  In fact, people with disabilities use drugs more than the general population. And they’re less likely to get help.  That’s a lot of people at risk. 24 million people in the United States have a disability. Another 23…

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Xanax and Alcohol – Serious Side Effects You Should Know

Overdoses from benzodiazepines like Xanax have been increasing. In fact, from 1999-2017, 11,537 people died from benzodiazepine overdoses. Part of the problem is that many people like to mix Xanax with alcohol. Mixing Xanax and alcohol has dangerous side effects that may be worse than using either drug alone. Along with possibly lethal effects like…

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How to Get Cocaine Out of Your System

Are you or someone you know trying to get cocaine out of your system? If you have been using cocaine, now is certainly the best time to stop and turn your life around. Cocaine is a very commonly used illicit drug that gives users a short, euphoric ‘high’, quickly followed by a ‘crash’ that leaves…

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How To Kick Alcohol Addiction For Good

Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. If someone compulsively drinks and can’t control their alcohol intake, they likely have an alcohol use disorder. Binge drinking and heavy drinking is highly risky. In this post, we highlight ways that you can overcome alcohol addiction and kick a dangerous habit….

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Moderation Management for Alcohol Addiction

Moderation Management, also referred to as ‘MM’, is a program designed for people who have alcohol use disorder. Similar to the popular program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), MM uses community and peer leadership to help people overcome alcohol addiction. What sets Moderation Management apart is the fact that the program does not require that you abstain…

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How Long Does Lyrica Stay in Your System?

Are you one of the 16 million people who have taken Lyrica since 2005? If you take Lyrica (or pregabalin) to control seizures or pain, then you’re not alone.  Lyrica has a number of side effects, both while you’re taking it and during withdrawal. It’s normal to wonder how long those effects can last. If…

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