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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.

The Effects of Isolation on Opioid Use

Isolation with opioid use is extremely dangerous. It is common for those with substance use disorder to use on their own. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of people using substances has increased. There are several reasons someone may use opioids on their own or feel the need to return to opioid use after […]

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a substance that has become ever-growing in popularity. It is easily accessible, leading to misinformation and misuse. Despite being legal, it is possible to become dependent on kratom. Taking kratom may cause severe side effects and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when the substance is stopped. As such, detoxing from kratom should be done in […]

Black Tar

Black tar refers to the name for a specific type of heroin, which is a highly addictive opiate drug used illicitly, for its euphoric effects. The use of heroin also presents a serious risk of overdose and potentially death.  What does heroin look like? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), black tar […]

Guide to Benzo Addiction Treatment

This is a comprehensive guide to benzodiazepine addiction treatment that includes key facts about benzodiazepine use, risk factors for substance use disorder, signs to watch out for, benzodiazepine detox and withdrawal symptoms, how to address benzodiazepine use disorder, and the next steps to take with treatment.  What are benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) are prescription […]

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