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Can You Die From Withdrawal?

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Addiction has significant power over your body and your brain, altering you physically and psychologically. Going through the detox or withdrawal process can be frightening for many of these same reasons. There are some cases where it is possible to produce life-threatening symptoms, but can you die from them? As you are seeking recovery, it […]

A Safe Place to Detox Before Rehab


Detox can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It is important for those who want detox to have a safe place to reside during the process. This process requires attention and comprehensive care performed by professionals who know how to implement the correct safety protocols. Without professional guidance, detoxing can take […]

Does Summer Make You SAD?


Most people have heard about Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. It’s most commonly associated with winter. Those affected by SAD have a difficult time with colder weather, shorter days, and less sunshine. Though not as common as experiencing SAD in the winter, SAD can also impact lives in the summer. Summer Heat Can […]

Compassion Counts When Helping Those With Addiction


Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a severe illness that pervades all parts of society. It does not discriminate among age, race, economic status, religious affiliation, or sexual preference. Once an addiction has spun out of control, it leaves a lot of debris in its wake. Loved ones may have dealt with arguments, betrayals, lies, […]

Social Isolation Complicates Addiction


One of the great joys in life is socializing with others. Going out to restaurants, shopping, and taking vacations to allow us to spend time with those we love. These activities also afford us the ability to meet new people and have new experiences. While COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on the physical health […]

Danger of Methamphetamine Use Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive narcotic that wrecks the lives of millions. Research conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that deaths resulting from methamphetamine overdoses have risen sharply in the past eight years. Perhaps most surprising is the racial groups that have been most affected by this trend. American Indian and Alaska […]

Do You Put Fear on a Pedestal?

Bravery is a crucial component to navigating sobriety. Without bravery, real change cannot take place or continue. While it is natural to feel fear along the path of recovery, progress cannot occur if it is in the “driver’s seat.” It takes a certain amount of bravado when it comes to: Recognizing an addiction to drugs […]

Pandemic Drinking Causes Alarming Rise in Liver Disease


The pandemic has brought about a lot of dangerous health problems for millions of people. Besides the high number of individuals who have contracted and succumbed to the coronavirus, another health crisis has popped up. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported a rather shocking statistic related to alcoholism. Their study showed an increase in liver disease […]

When Saying “No” Is a Positive Thing

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“Just Say No” was a hallmark anti-drug campaign conceived during the Reagan administration, encouraging children tempted by illegal narcotics to “just say no.” While some dismissed this approach’s simplicity regarding the complex nature of potential drug abuse, it can apply in many other areas of concern. Saying “no” can have power when applied to multiple […]

Are You in a Toxic Relationship?

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The word toxic means “containing or being poisonous material, especially when capable of causing serious injury or death.” Most people think of “toxic” as relating to chemicals and potential physical harm; however, many relationships can be their own version of “toxic.” If you are involved in a toxic relationship, it can be challenging to co-exist […]

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