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.

Heroin Withdrawal And Detox Timeline

Making the decision to quit heroin can be life-changing and can provide an individual with another chance at a drug-free and fulfilling...

Sep 10, 2019

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Getting Help For An Alcoholic Spouse

It’s no secret that alcohol can have significant impacts on a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. In addition,...

Sep 9, 2019

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Massachusetts DUI/DWI Statistics

While some people can drink without consequence, millions of others struggle with alcohol abuse. People who suffer from alcohol abuse and...

Sep 9, 2019

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6 Signs Your Loved One Is Abusing Opioids (Opiates)

With the opioid epidemic continuing to sweep the nation and claiming thousands of lives, knowing the signs of opioid abuse could...

Sep 9, 2019

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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

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “when misused, opioid pain relievers can lead to overdose incidents and deaths.”...

Jul 31, 2017

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