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27
Aug

The Power of Equine Interaction for Recovery: Interview With Pam Salem

Animals have a unique way of helping us form not only better relationships with them, but also with other people and, most importantly, ourselves. To trust. To believe again. To express the good deep inside of you. At English Mountain, we offer an equine interaction experience, a holistic option to help residents build a stronger...
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13
Aug

The Dangers of Substitute Addiction in Recovery

When a person in recovery from drugs or alcohol replaces their addiction with another one, it is called substitute addiction. It is a complex and potentially dangerous phenomenon, and the biggest danger is that in time the person may relapse and go back to their original addiction. Substitute addiction is also referred to as replacement...
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30
Jul

Suboxone: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Suboxone is a medication used to manage withdrawal from opioid addiction. Although it is used during detox, many people continue using the drug to control withdrawal and cravings throughout their rehab and therapy. And some continue to use the medication for months or years. What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is the brand name for a drug...
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19
Jul

Five Commonly Debated Questions About Addiction

A major public health crisis, addiction affects people of all socioeconomic levels, ethnicities, geographical locations, ages, genders, etc. It knows no boundaries. Although scientific research has helped to decrease the stigma surrounding addiction and drug use, people continue to debate what causes addiction and how it is best treated. We address five commonly debated points...
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29
Jun

Morphine: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

What Is Morphine? A prescription narcotic, morphine is most commonly used to treat patients who have been seriously injured, undergone surgery, or experience other forms of severe, moderate, or chronic pain. It is an opiate that occurs naturally in the substance extracted from concentrated poppy straw or the opium poppy plant. Morphine is classified by...
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young woman in hiking clothes sitting, leaned against a large tree in a coniferous forest - stress in recovery
09
Jun

Seven Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress in Addiction Recovery

Stress is a part of everyone’s life. Whether it stems from anxiety caused by an upcoming event, a deadline at work, or moments of worry or fear, stress affects everyone physically and mentally. For those in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, managing stress successfully is a crucial part of long-term sobriety. A publication...
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15
May

Ambien: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ambien is a sleep-inducing prescription medication used to treat chronic insomnia. It is the brand name of the drug zolpidem. A sedative-hypnotic, Ambien is not intended to be used long-term. It is classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule IV controlled substance. How Does Ambien Work? When a person takes...
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very colorful illustration of man sitting at a table drinking with visions of skulls and alcohol bottles floating around - alcohol awareness
27
Apr

The Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has organized and sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month in April. In its early years, the program was aimed at college-aged students whose newly found freedom might lead to drinking too much. Over the years, Alcohol Awareness Month has grown to become a national movement with...
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14
Apr

Veterans and Addiction: An Overview

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can affect anyone, but among military veterans, the rate of addiction to certain substances is higher than that of the general population. Often, veterans have a difficult time readjusting to civilian life. Many suffer from disabilities, mental and physical health problems, traumatic brain injuries, and PTSD as a result of...
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