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December 18, 2020
5 Ways multi-faceted Treatment Can Promote Addiction Recovery

Addiction doesn’t just affect the mind and body. The excessive use of harmful substances can also weaken the human spirit, making individuals feel lost, unloved, and purposeless. But multi-faceted programs, like the one we offer here at Genesis Recovery, can help restore broken spirits, rekindle faith, and help individuals live meaningful and purposeful lives. Often, […]

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December 4, 2020
Why Do People Abuse Painkillers?

In part because of their esteemed ability to relieve pain, abuse of painkillers is on the rise in the United States. Every day, an estimated 128 Americans die from opioid overdose. Just last year, more than 1.3 million people in America developed an addiction to prescription pain relievers. Another 1.6 million Americans had an opioid […]

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November 30, 2020
5 Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

Even though several states in America have legalized marijuana, smoking or vaping the drug, also known as “cannabis” and “weed,” remains a potentially addictive habit. Marijuana, like any addictive substance, can cause significant damage to the brain and body. Even though marijuana produces temporary feelings of euphoria that makes users feel relaxed and less anxious, […]

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November 24, 2020
Steps To Take When Receiving Help for Drug Addiction

Seeking out help for drug addiction can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down. For example: At times, the magnitude of this change might feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to make the process of receiving help for drug addiction challenges even easier. 5 Practical […]

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November 22, 2020
What Effects Do Stimulants Have on the Body and Brain?

Stimulant drugs are some of the most commonly misused substances in the United States. In fact, in 2019, more than 4 million Americans misused prescription stimulants. Even more Americans misused illicit stimulants like cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. When first consumed, stimulants, also called “uppers,” energize the body, making users feel alert, vigilant, zealous, and […]

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November 14, 2020
Why Do Alcoholics Drink?

Moderate drinkers can consume alcohol and go days, weeks, or even years before they have another drink. Alcoholics cannot. When someone has an addiction to alcohol, drinking becomes an essential part of their life. Alcoholics might even prioritize drinking over family obligations, work, financial responsibilities, and social gatherings with friends. In many ways, consuming alcohol […]

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November 13, 2020
How Harmful is Cocaine?

Even though cocaine heightens activity in the body, making you feel temporarily alert and energetic, this drug is highly addictive and incredibly harmful. After speeding up your central nervous system, cocaine can leave you feeling paranoid, irritable, depressed, lethargic, weak, foggy-brained, shaky, and exhausted. Essentially, the drug leaves you feeling dejected, hopeless, and pessimistic, which […]

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November 13, 2020
Helping Your Veteran Loved One Choose the Right Drug Rehab

A large number of veterans live with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to seeing distressing things and experiencing various forms of trauma, many veterans face challenges trying to adjust back to civilian life after returning home from deployment. Unfortunately, many veterans turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with these difficulties. According to […]

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November 1, 2020
How Does Addiction Work in the Body and Brain?

Every year, addiction affects millions of Americans. Like any other disease, addiction wreaks havoc on the brain and the body. Whether we’ve struggled with addiction on our own or watched a loved one or close friend grapple with substance use, most of us know that addiction changes the way the brain works and negatively impacts […]

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October 31, 2020
How San Diego is Combating The Opioid Crisis

Since the 1990s, opioid use has skyrocketed across America, leading to a national crisis. In fact, every day, approximately 128 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose. In California, the number of opioid overdose deaths has increased by 9 percent since 2015. In 2018, 45 percent of overdose deaths in the state […]

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