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Dealing with Relapse in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a process. There is no magic cure that eliminates cravings and ensures sobriety. Individuals must make a conscious effort every day to maintain a substance-free lifestyle and make healthy choices. Unfortunately, relapse in addiction recovery is an issue that often arises, and one that individuals must understand so that they can learn…

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How Does an Intervention Work for Addiction Treatment?

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be frustrating and heartbreaking. You want them to get better, but perhaps previous attempts to talk to them about treatment have been ineffective, or maybe they’re in denial about the severity of the problem. When nothing else seems to be working, families often hold an intervention to…

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What You Need to Know About Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Overcoming addiction is not as easy as just saying no and stopping using drugs or alcohol. Addiction changes the way the brain processes information and impacts virtually every aspect of a person’s life. One of the main problems individuals face in recovery from opioid addiction is dealing with withdrawal and cravings. These urges can be…

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Being Proactive: Talking to Your Doctor About Prescription Drug Addiction Risk

Opioid addiction is a growing concern for many people given its prevalence and risks. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 2.1 million Americans were addicted to prescription pain relievers in 2012, and there were nearly 207 million prescriptions written for opioids in 2013. While these drugs can be safe and effective…