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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?

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

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

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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Kratom and 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?

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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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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Rehab – What To Expect

Genesis Recovery knows that families and their loved ones have a lot of unanswered questions about substance abuse treatment centers and what to expect. Most likely, if a person or loved one is assessing treatment centers, there is a substance abuse problem that is well on its way to destroying relationships, careers, and depleting family

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Life After Rehab

Recovery is not a 30, 60, or 90-day program. Recovery is a journey that lasts a lifetime. It is a common school of thought that once someone has completed their time at a treatment program that they are fully prepared for the “real world”. This is a misconception that needs to be squashed. The day

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