Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive

Many people hold the idea that if a substance is legal, then it must be safe to use. Although this is generally true, when drugs are evaluated for their legalization to the general public, it is not necessarily taken into account each individuals personal reaction to it or its likelihood for potential abuse. Recently in

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What is Methadone Treatment?

Methadone Treatment

Substance abuse disorders are often complex. Research is still searching for answers as to why one person may be more prone to addiction than another. Although there are a few theories as to how addiction is created, there is no one direct answer and often times many different factors contribute to the disease. Likewise, treatment

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What Meth Does To Your Brain and Body

Effects of Meth on the Body and Brain

Most people understand that there are consequences to the decisions that they made at some point in their life. Some of those consequences can be seen and are immediate, while others can be hidden and far off into the future. There is little doubt that drugs pose a numerous amount of consequences on a user’s

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Kava and Recovery

Kava and Recovery

I am a recovering addict. I abused different drugs for eighteen years before trying to get help in October of 2016. So far my journey as a recovering addict has not been easy. Almost two years and several treatment centers later I only have seventy four days clean as of this writing. As I continually

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What is CBD (Cannabidiol) and How Does It Affect Someone?

What is CBD

Cannabis consumers have long been interested in the potency levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main chemical compound in marijuana that is responsible for the “high” that comes from cannabis use. THC levels rest on a continuum, with higher levels leading to more intense highs. The level of THC has also been one of

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Kratom and Recovery

Kratom and Addiction Recovery

Kratom is tempting for addicts in recovery. That is especially true for addicts in early recovery and those transitioning out of inpatient treatment back into the world. Inpatient treatment is a protected environment and most facilities do not allow cell phones or unsupervised internet access. Patients are kept busy throughout the day and they sleep,

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Can Benzodiazepines Kill You?

Can Benzodiazepines Kill You?

There is a common belief that if a medical doctor prescribes a medication to someone, then it must be safe to use. Although this statement is generally true, doctors cannot exactly predict what side effects take place in each specific individual, (since everyone’s genes are so drastically different), which is why side effect lists tend

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Bless A Life 2018

For the past five years, Genesis Recovery has been faithfully dedicated to restoring the lives, families and neighborhoods afflicted by the disease of addiction. We opened our doors in 2013 with the desire to provide treatment to anyone looking for freedom from active addiction, regardless of their ability to pay. We believe that when a

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We Walk for HOPE 5K

We Walk for HOPE 5K

The first annual We Walk for HOPE 5k is a fun, non-timed event, open to people of all fitness levels. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Garrett Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund at Genesis Recovery to provide a scholarship for an individual to receive treatment. It’s the Webber Family’s HOPE that this opportunity will

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

A common misconception associated with medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the idea that it only substitutes one drug for another and is not a cure for opioid addiction . For example, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone are three medications used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone is an opioid agonist, buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, and

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