Swift River Blog

Our blog offers information on addiction-related issues and topics for recovering individuals and their loved ones. Here, you can seek information about substances of abuse, side effects, treatment, current medications, therapy, inpatient programs and more.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Statistics

Over 60,000 overdoses occurred nationwide in 2016, nearly 175 people dying daily. Drug overdoses kill more people annually than suicides,...

Jun 11, 2019

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7 Signs Your Loved One Is Abusing Benzodiazepines

Every year 40 million American adults (18 and older) are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental illness in...

Aug 14, 2018

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5 Signs Someone Is Addicted To Heroin

The number of people suffering from heroin addiction has continued to increase since 2007, according to the National Institute on Drug...

Mar 2, 2018

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What Is An Alcohol Use Disorder?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined as a chronic relapsing brain disease marked by a person’s compulsive alcohol use, loss of control...

Feb 27, 2018

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Signs of an Opiate Overdose

Opiates are one of the most commonly abused class of drugs in the United States today. Also known as opioids, these drugs come in many dose...

Jul 31, 2017

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Signs Of A Benzodiazepine Addiction

Drugs within this class are most frequently prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and insomnia, though other conditions...

Jun 27, 2017

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Dealing With Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid drugs include illicit drugs such as heroin and a variety of prescription painkillers, such as codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone and...

Jun 7, 2017

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Signs Of An Opiate Addiction

Opiate abuse and addiction are sweeping our nation. In addition to illicit opiates like heroin, a growing threat is fueling this...

Feb 14, 2017

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The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Opiates

Millions of Americans every year are prescribed opiates to help deal with a range of ailments, typically those which are pain-related....

Feb 1, 2017

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