There is absolutely no arguing that drugs are a problem in America. We are currently facing a massive issue of opioid overdoses, particularly through prescription drugs, and mass incarceration continues to try and address a problem it cannot ever fix. While drugs are a problem, the way we’re going about teaching our kids about them is also lacking.…

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A hundred years ago, individuals struggling with addiction were widely regarded as criminals or mentally unstable. Rather than offering the right kind of treatment, these suffering individuals were put behind bars or insane asylums. Thankfully, society has come a long way in the last century, and the perception of drug addiction has changed drastically. Medical…

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One thing about addiction that is absolutely undeniable is that it does not discriminate. Addiction does not care for age, sex, skin color or sexuality. It doesn’t care whether you go to church or abstain from religion. It does not look at your paycheck to determine your income and class. Addiction has a singular target:…

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An addict is always in recovery. I am sure you have heard that statement before, as there is no cure for addiction. Once you hit recovery that is where you will stay – unless you relapse. For an addict, the risk of relapsing is always right around the corner. Let’s face it – relapse happens.…

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Substance abuse is a serious affliction that requires support from friends, family and doctors. While it’s important for those suffering from addiction to get help, not everyone will have the same journey to sobriety. An intensive outpatient rehab for men provides many unique advantages to adult men who need professional help as they kick destructive habits. What To…

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The time has come to begin counseling for your addiction. It’s a big step to admit that you have a problem, and an even bigger step to reach out for help, so you’ve already done some of the hard work needed to prepare for your addiction counseling. Before you go into treatment, there are some steps…

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Finding a solid support system after treatment is a huge part of leading a successful recovery. Think about this for a moment – do you think you would take another drink in front of your mother/doctor/brother (or any positive person in your life)? Unlikely. Do you think you would be tempted to if you were alone? Before…

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Cocaine is a stimulant derived from coca leaves. First discovered and used as a medicinal tool after the creation of coca wine in the 19th century, cocaine today is an illicit drug capable of creating a powerful sense of joy and euphoria, followed by an extreme crash. It is highly addictive, and has an extensive list of…

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