The Effects of Drugs on Your Life

Drugs can negatively impact your life in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with the health concerns, but drugs can affect more than just your health. The effects of drugs are financial, psychological…

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What is a Halfway House?

The key to staying sober, especially in early recovery, is having a very strong support system to help you. One of the best ways to do this is to enter a halfway house with other…

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain?

Everyone has seen someone who’s had too much to drink at some point. These people often stumble, slur their speech, and perhaps even vomit. In some cases, they black out and aren’t able to remember…

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Recovering From a Drug Overdose

A drug overdose is a devastating event. Some overdoses are fatal, but they can all be a serious wake-up call. If you or someone you care about has survived an overdose, it’s time to take…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body and Brain

Drinking alcohol affects the body and brain in many ways. The effects of alcohol change depending on how much and how often people drink. While everyone experiences alcohol effects in different ways, it’s important to…

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Detox Definition

After abusing drugs or alcohol for a lengthy period, you’ll experience negative symptoms of withdrawal when you try to quit using those substances. These ill feelings are the beginning of detox, when your body works…

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Best Detox Practices

Even if you want to stop using drugs or alcohol, it can be incredibly difficult. Once addiction takes hold, recovery can feel impossible. Detox is the first step in the process of overcoming addiction long…

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3 Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety

Staying sober is both easy and incredibly challenging. Statistically, when you compare addiction to other diseases, you actually have a better chance of never having a relapse. Your chances of never relapsing are better than…

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