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What is addiction counseling?

Odds are, you didn’t set out to become addicted to opioids, but it happens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were an estimated 1.7 million people with opioid related substance abuse problems, with 47,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdose. So, while recovery from addiction may feel like a long, lonely path to travel, you are far from alone...

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Does Opioid Addiction Have a Link to Genetics?

If you know someone who has an opioid addiction, you may wonder about its genetic factors. Did their condition come from a family member’s genes? Will their children have an...

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The Dangers of High-Functioning Addiction

The most common interpretations we see of people with substance use disorder are usually accompanied by very undignified and inaccurate depictions of individuals who, in reality, have a treatable disease....

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Opioid Addiction’s Effect on Your Career

Addiction impacts every aspect of your life, including your job and career prospects. It changes the way you think and act, and if you don’t receive the necessary help, it...

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Reasons Your Loved One Can’t Just Stop Their Opioid Addiction

What are you to do if a friend or family member has an opioid addiction? Realize that this addiction is more than just tough on you. This is a constant...

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Dating and Recovery: Dos and Don'ts

Dating and Recovery: Dos and Don’ts

Dating and Recovery: Dos and Don’ts Going through addiction and entering treatment will significantly change your world view, so everyday human social interactions are also bound to be approached differently...

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Law Enforcement Helping People Seek Treatment

New Ways Law Enforcement is Helping People Seek Treatment

Law enforcement is at the front lines of the opioid crisis in America with at least 70,000 overdose deaths a year, two-thirds caused by illicit and prescription opioids. It’s now...

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Sober College Campuses

Sober College Campuses Popping Up Across America

Most students leaving for college have not had to deal with issues related to substance use disorder and college becomes an opportunity to be exposed to and experience over-indulgence, while...

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Relapse is not a Failure

Bounce Back from Relapse

Many people considering recovery find the threat of relapse with substance use disorder to be discouragingly high, but those who have entered treatment and recovery know that relapse is often...

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Michelle’s Story: It Can Happen to Anyone.

My addiction to opiates began when I was 28 years old. I had not tried drugs in high school or college. I wasn’t interested in marijuana, and while it was...

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