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Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal
Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal

Have you ever spent days or weeks away from someone you typically see every day? Possibly a sibling, parent, or spouse. Did you start to miss them, wish you had them with you, and imagine the things about that person that bring you comfort? At first, the feelings seem...

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5 Ways Exercise Can Help Recovering Addicts
5 Ways Exercise Can Help Recovering Addicts

A New Years’ resolution isn’t the only reason you should consider hitting the gym. Everyone knows that exercise has no shortage of physical and mental benefits. However, it has specific perks for those undergoing addiction treatment. Here are 5 targeted ways that...

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How Being Organized Can Help Life In Recovery
How Being Organized Can Help Life In Recovery

Marie Kondo’s Netflix may have caused the latest decluttering fad, but psychologists have long known the benefits of tidiness and the positive impact it can have on the lives of recovering addicts. With nothing to lose (but everything to gain), here are 3 major ways...

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Causes & Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
Causes & Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Despite being a legal substance, alcohol is very much a drug—and one that has very real and potentially fatal consequences. Alcohol poisoning is the most severe side effect of intoxication that can occur. The CDC estimates that it results in an average of 2,200 deaths...

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Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol
Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol

Talk about making a bad situation worse. It’s widely known that mixing alcohol with any sort of medication - even harmless over-the-counter cough medications - can cause harmful adverse effects. When alcohol is mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that already has...

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What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions
What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions

Overview: What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid that goes by several street names such as big H, horse, and smack. It is a natural derivative of morphine and technically classified as an opiate. It’s use dates back thousands of years to some of the earliest known...

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Where Does Heroin Come From?
Where Does Heroin Come From?

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine, which itself, is made from the Papaver somniferum or opium poppy. It was first created in the late 1800s, and the first instances of heroin abuse and addiction were recorded as early as the 1910s. From there, it...

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