Discussing treatments and therapies for substance abuse and recovery.

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Shatter Weed : Dangers and Side Effects

Most recreational weed users have probably never heard of marijuana extracts or shatter weed. But for marijuana enthusiasts, extracts, especially shatter, are some of the most popular and fastest-growing forms of cannabis on the market. Put simply, a marijuana extract is a hyper-concentrated form of the drug. Extracts are formed by separating the marijuana plant’s essential oils from the plant using heat, pressure and/or chemical solvents. 
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Addicted to Xanax Bars?

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XANAX is the brand name for the drug Alprazolam, a drug belonging to the class of medications called benzodiazepines or “benzos”. Xanax itself has a host of nicknames of its own, such as, “zanie-bars”, “z-bars”, “Bars”, “planks” and “bricks” to name a few. Typically prescribed as an anti-anxiety medication, Xanax is the most widely prescribed of all benzodiazepines as a method to alleviate anxiety and treat panic disorders.
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Does Insurance Cover Rehab?

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Over 14 million US adults live with an alcohol use disorder, while 23 million other adults suffer from a substance abuse disorder, yet few people—about 1 in 10—get the help they need. Oftentimes, it’s financial considerations that prevent…
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What is Aftercare in Recovery?

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Recovering from a substance use disorder takes time, dedication, and vigilance. Often, the tools provided by a residential treatment center simply aren’t enough to produce long-term sobriety: they must be accompanied by long-term addiction…
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How to Deal with the Guilt in Addiction Recovery

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Guilt, shame, and remorse are common experiences for people new to recovery. Life in active addiction can be fraught with poor choices, neglected responsibilities, and decisions that you would never make with a clear mind. These past decisions…
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Self-Care Tips While in Addiction Recovery

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Addiction and substance misuse can quickly take over your life, but you are not alone in this struggle. Millions of people across the United States struggle with this issue, and it has a way of taking away everything you once knew about yourself…
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How To Treat Alcohol Withdrawal

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Alcohol is a legal substance for consumption by adults in America over the age of twenty-one. It has been stated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), “nearly eighty-seven percent of adult individuals in America…