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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

Thanksgiving 2021: Guide to the Holidays in Recovery

With Thanksgiving 2021 just around the corner, there are some individuals out there who may be new to recovery and are worried that the holidays may threaten their sobriety. The holidays are a time when it is more common to be around holiday drinking and possibly other kinds of substance use at parties and get-togethers. […]

What Types of Addiction Are There? 

There are some types of addiction that are well known, such as those related to illicit drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol. However, there are also addictions that might not be related to substance use at all.  An addiction is when someone has a compulsive physiological need to continue to partake in a certain act. For […]

What Is Cocaine Pure and How Is It Dangerous?

Cocaine pure is cocaine in its most undiluted form. Unlike many other drugs sold illegally, it is not laced with other substances. It comes from the leaves of the coca bush, a plant native to South America. Cocaine pure was first discovered in 1860, and its original use was as a local anesthetic.  Over time, […]

What Is Angel Dust?

Angel dust is the slang term for the street drug Phencyclidine, often referred to as PCP. It is a very powerful hallucinogenic drug that is illegal in the United States. It most often comes as a white powder that is mixed into another substance such as alcohol or water.  However, angel dust can also be […]

How Does SMART Recovery Work?

Alcoholics Anonymous might be one of the most well-known organizations that works to help those struggling with addiction, but it is not the only option for someone seeking sobriety. SMART Recovery is a great alternative. It is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 by Joe Gerstein. SMART Recovery is science-based and utilizes […]

Healthy Daily Habits That Can Aid in Recovery

Adding just two to three healthy daily habits to your everyday routine can drastically improve your life. Simple things, such as making the bed and brushing your teeth before bed, take seconds but can make a world of difference. Setting reasonable boundaries and scheduling healthy routines to help curb anxiety and stress. According to the […]

Percocet 30 and the Dangers of Misuse

Percocet 30 is a 30-milligram dose of the powerful painkiller oxycodone. It comes as a blue, circular pill with an M on one side and the number 30 on the other. Percocet is only legal with a doctor’s prescription and should be taken exactly as prescribed. However, many people use this drug illegally for recreational […]

What Is Molly?

Molly is a slang term used to describe a pure form of the drug MDMA. MDMA is a synthetic drug that acts as both a stimulant and hallucinogenic drug. It is commonly used in the nightclub or party scene and is popular because of the sense of euphoria it produces. It can be addictive and […]

What Are Liberty Caps?

Liberty cap mushrooms sometimes referred to as liberty caps or magic mushrooms, is another name for a mushroom named Psilocybe semilanceata. It is a hallucinogenic mushroom found in grasslands and pastures across North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that they are commonly distributed within North America, this type of mushroom consumption […]

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