An Addiction Recovery Community

The value of recovery community in alcohol and drug addiction cannot be understated. Hearing others communicate their feelings, challenges, and ideas becomes invaluable to the recovery process. Studies show that effective group therapy can make the difference between recovery and relapse, especially after treatment has ended. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism requires a safe, clean, and […]

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Teens and OTC Drug Abuse

It used to be that parents feared their teenagers were experimenting with the marijuana or cocaine. Today, it’s NyQuil and Robitussin. A growing number of teens are abusing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. In one study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2006, as many as one in every 14 high school seniors said […]

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How to Find the Right Addiction Treatment Program

Choosing the right addiction treatment program is a critical decision. But given the number of programs available, it can seem like an overwhelming task. So where do you start? And what should you look for? Check with your doctor and hospital. The best place to begin your search is to talk with your doctor. He […]

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Trending Now: Heroin

    Like fashion, each decade is associated with a particular drug. Most people associate marijuana with the sixties, LSD and hallucinogens with the seventies, cocaine and amphetamines with the eighties, and ecstasy and heroin with the nineties. If you asked people what is the most abused drugs today, many would say prescription medications. Prescription […]

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4 Steps to Take When Someone Refuses Treatment

You know that your loved one needs to stop abusing drugs or alcohol and have confronted him or her about. When someone refuses treatment or even acknowledge the problem, it is devastating to everyone who wants to help. But remember, although addiction is a vicious disease, no one is beyond recovery. Hope is not yet […]

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The Meth War

The Meth War: Combating Addiction with Knowledge and Technology It hasn’t been until recently that the number of methamphetamine users has decreased. Still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 1.2 million people used meth in 2012; the Meth War is far from over. This dangerous drug has ruined too many lives […]

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