Sleep Issues and Substance Abuse

After turning onto your other side in the darkness for the umpteenth time, you finally sigh and get out of bed. Frustrated, you flip on the kitchen light and pour yourself a generous glass of red wine, and then pull something from the medicine cabinet to help you sleep—maybe narcotic painkillers, Tylenol PM or sleeping […]

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10 Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Recovery

If you’ve been to drug rehab, you are well aware that you need to put your recovery first. In all things, no matter what comes up, there is nothing more important than staying sober after addiction. Staying actively engaged with your recovery by continuing to attend therapy, maintaining your medication schedule if necessary, and continuing […]

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Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

Heroin addiction is devastating. It destroys every part of your life: your physical health, your emotional balance, your relationships with friends and family, and your ability to function and do anything that is meaningful. Most people who are living with dependence upon the drug will try to moderate their use of heroin many times before […]

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10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction

The rate of painkiller addiction among Americans has been of increasing concern over the past 15 years. Despite widespread education on the subject, and the commitment to recovery and prevention of so many different communities, the problem is becoming a true and constant struggle for many who are attempting to fight chronic pain using painkillers. […]

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High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help

Not everyone wears their addiction on their sleeve, obviously struggling with drug and alcohol dependence to even the most objective bystander. Some people live with what is termed “high-functioning addiction.” That is, they are both physically and psychologically dependent upon their drug of choice but they still manage to hold down a job and/or remain […]

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