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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.

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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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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