What You Need to Know About Carfentanil

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Carfentanil is a drug that has begun to play a role in the many overdose deaths across the United States every year. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction to Carfentanil or may be at risk of accidentally using Carfentanil, it is important to seek help. This substance can have fatal consequences. […]

What to Look For In a Substance Abuse Counselor [Complete Guide]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes When you’re investing time and money into your health, it’s understandable to want to make sure you’re getting the best care possible. If you are interested in seeking substance abuse counseling, it’s common to wonder, “What certifications should I look for in a counselor?” The answer to your question depends on various factors, including how […]

Starting Recovery With Detox [Guide]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Once a person has decided to get treatment for their addiction, they may be unsure what route to take to recovery. One of the routes that people are often unsure about is undergoing a detox procedure before entering an actual rehab program. The best way for a person to know if detox is necessary is […]

Getting Sober Before Your Wedding [Guide]

Reading Time: 8 minutes Weddings are widely considered one of the most important life events. It’s natural to want the occasion to work out perfectly. So if you struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, you may be wondering how to get sober in time for the big day. With alcohol being such a common part of wedding celebrations, it’s […]

The Stages of Change in Addiction

Reading Time: 7 minutes The stages of change in addiction vary among recovery specialists.Many agree on five stages. However, if broken down methodically, individually, and completely, there are six different changes throughout recovery.Fortunately, not everyone uses the relapse part of the sixth step. Understanding your readiness to change by being familiar with the stages of change model in addiction […]

What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes There is a divide in the United States between the appearance of alcoholics and functioning alcoholics. They may sound similar on the surface, but many who are dealing with the problem of high-functioning alcoholism (HFA) would tell you it’s not the same. Many people might not have heard the term, so what is a functional […]

Medicare And Substance Abuse Treatment [Guide]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Medicare is a federal health insurance program. To qualify for this program, you must either be sixty-five years of age or older, have a qualifying disability, or have a diagnosis for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Obtaining Medicare is an important step to continue medical coverage once an individual has surpassed the age bracket for prior […]

What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Detox?

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Reading Time: 7 minutes It is okay if you don’t know what to do after detox. You need first to be incredibly proud of yourself. Detoxing can be a difficult process, especially if you did it without medical supervision. Detoxing is not an easy process, and the withdrawal symptoms were probably uncomfortable or even painful. Therefore, you should be […]

Talking About Addiction With Someone Who Doesn’t Understand Addiction

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Reading Time: 8 minutes 2018 reports state that more than 53 million people in the United States had dealt with some drug abuse. Illicit drug abuse is seen and heard every day in movies and popular music, and heavy alcohol use parades along with television commercials and online.  Though it sometimes seems as though everybody knows somebody who has […]