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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.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutritional Month is an annual event that aims to inform people about making healthier choices for their overall wellness. You might wonder what National Nutrition Month has to do with addiction. Addiction, together with a lack of nutrients, can have a significant impact on the body causing a whole host of negative effects, including: […]

Reducing the Risk of HIV and AIDS With Drug Use

Those who use drugs and participate in associated high-risk behaviors are at a higher risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Viruses spread through blood and other bodily fluids and can infect anyone of any gender. However, learning how to reduce the risk […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Do I Tell My Kids That I’m Going to Detox?

Detox may not only be a new and frightening experience for you but your family as well. Whether or not you wish to tell your children where you are going is up to you. However, chances are that your behaviors related to substance use have not gone unnoticed in the home. While the conversation may […]

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma is widespread. It occurs due to violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), trauma is an almost universal experience of people with substance use disorders (SUDs). However, with appropriate support, people can overcome traumatic experiences. Trauma-Informed Care understands and […]

Why Do People Leave Detox Early?

Before deciding to start your recovery journey at a detox center, you may feel frightened and unsure. You may have heard stories of people leaving detox for various reasons, including feeling uncomfortable with staff or the environment, deciding they no longer want to experience withdrawal symptoms, or more. The experience you have in detox is […]

What is the Difference Between Substance Abuse and Dependency?

Simply put, there is little difference between substance abuse and physical or psychological dependence. Both substance abuse and dependency are encompassed under the diagnostic material for substance use disorder (SUD). However, there are different severities of SUD that range from mild to severe. If an individual struggles with SUD, they will experience withdrawal symptoms when […]

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