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The opioid crisis continues to spread throughout the United States, killing tens of thousands of people each year and destroying the lives of even more. A drug called xylazine, also known as tranq, is making the deadliest synthetic opioid, fentanyl, even more lethal. Xylazine (Tranq): The Basics Xylazine is an animal tranquilizer, anesthetic, muscle relaxant,...
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A person battling addiction does not have much ability to think about or plan for the future. Their sole focus becomes getting more of the substance they crave. Yet it’s essential to understand how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can create complications not just today but well into the future. Studies indicate a significant...
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Grief is a natural, expected emotional reaction to loss. It is painful and can be overwhelming. Many people associate grief with the death of a loved one, close friend, or pet. But the loss of anything important to a person can result in grief.  Everyone deals with grief differently. While some of these methods are...
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People once believed a fully developed human brain was fixed and unchangeable. Scientists now know that is not the case. The discovery of the formation of new neurons forming new neural pathways in the fully adult brain showed scientists the power of the brain to change, reorganize, and grow. The brain’s incredible ability to adapt...
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The question of whether or not a person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction needs to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment is not new. The simple answer to the question is no. Hitting rock bottom is not necessary before seeking help for a substance use disorder. Whenever you are ready for help, it...
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A gender-specific drug addiction treatment program is one that is designed specifically to treat men and women separately. Gender-specific programs have numerous benefits because men and women have different biological and cultural differences that impact their addiction and recovery. Could this type of treatment work for you? How Does Addiction Impact Genders Differently? Gender-specific addiction...
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How do you tell someone you need help with your drug use? You don’t have to wait until someone asks you to start the conversation. In fact, if you’re ready to get help, you don’t even have to tell anyone if you don’t want to do so. You can reach out to our team at...
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Pain medications called opioids are highly effective at reducing instances of pain after medical treatment, surgical procedures, or other injuries. There are a number of types of opioids, and some of them carry a much higher risk of addiction than others. If you are using prescription or illegal forms of opioids, it’s essential to know...
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Recognizing that you’re battling addiction isn’t easy to do. Even if you know you are addicted and need help, it’s emotionally challenging to admit that to yourself–and to others. Addiction is a disease and should be thought of and treated like one. Like any disease, it is a battle that requires professional care and a...
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It’s time to get into drug and alcohol treatment, but you’re worried about having to tell your child that you’ll be leaving them for a while to invest in your health. How much do they need to know? Will they understand? Will they resent you? Will they feel safe and comfortable with whoever cares for...
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