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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.

Substance Use Among US Military Branches

The stress of deployment and returning home after serving in the military presents risks related to developing substance use disorder (SUD) across several US military branches. Unfortunately, zero-tolerance policies, lack of confidentiality, and mandatory random drug testing that might deter substance use can add to the stigma behind addiction and discourage many who need treatment […]

The Rise of GHB Use

Gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, has become a popular drug. It is most known as a club drug or “date rape” drug. GHB has side effects that are dangerous and can be life-threatening.  Stopping the use of GHB can have uncomfortable, frightening, and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. If an individual wants to stop using GHB, it […]

What is Clonazolam & Why Is It Dangerous?

Clonazolam is triazolobenzodiazepine. Unlike other benzodiazepines, Clonazolam has no medicinal use at this time. However, as with other benzodiazepines, it is prone to misuse and has the potential to cause dependence and even addiction. What are benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) are prescription tranquilizers and sedatives that are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. […]

The Impact of Club Drugs Amid COVID-19

Club drugs are common substances used across “party” platforms, such as raves and clubs. People may use these drugs to feel less inhibited, more social, and enhance their senses. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, raves and clubs are no longer open due to social distancing restrictions. However, people who have developed substance use disorder (SUD) […]

The Dangers of Rohypnol

Rohypnol is a powerful central nervous depressant. Most commonly used as a club drug, it is also notoriously used to perpetrate sexual assault. Using Rohypnol has serious side effects, and excessive use may lead to substance use disorder (SUD). When an individual regularly uses Rohypnol and decides to stop, withdrawal symptoms may occur. Withdrawal can […]

Is Substance Misuse Causing Your Depression?

While depression and addiction seem to go hand in hand, the connection between the two is very complicated and oftentimes quite misunderstood. As it is, each disorder is hard enough to handle on its own, let alone manage when they’re both wrapped up with one another. Many Americans misuse substances because they’re depressed and then, […]

All About Problem Drinking

Problem alcohol use exists on a spectrum. You, or your loved one, may only binge drink, or perhaps you’re what we call a “gray area drinker.” You may even have thought that you might be suffering with addiction. But, how do you know? What is the difference between problem use and addiction? Don’t worry, we’ve […]

How to Ask for Help with Addiction

Struggling with addiction can be all consuming. What’s key is that you’ve realized you need help, and you are looking for ways to find that help. Or you could be a loved one seeking resources for a family member or partner. Either way, help is available! Ways to ask for help Whether you are drinking […]

M 30 Pills: What You Need to Know

30 M is the hallmark printed on Oxycodone tablets, a synthetic opioid that is used as a prescription painkiller. However, in recent years, there were several reports of counterfeit 30 Ms containing more deadly opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, coined as “Mexican oxy,” causing the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration to intervene. What are M […]

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