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.

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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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

An opiate drug epidemic is affecting our nation and our families, and in addition to the large numbers of individuals who abuse illicit...

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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Massachusetts Organization For Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

With only a few words, the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) sums up the power that honesty and outreach can have...

Oct 11, 2016

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National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Of Massachusetts

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) seeks to aid in improving the quality of life for people affected by...

Oct 6, 2016

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