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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Even when legally prescribed, some prescription medications can still be abused. Prescription opioid pain relievers, stimulants, and depressants all have the potential for abuse. Understanding the risks of these medications can help you reach out for help if you find that you’re struggling with substance abuse or addiction. Some of the Most Commonly Abused Prescription…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek care. There are many kinds of addiction treatment options, but one that many people turn to is outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient or residential care, outpatient treatment allows patients to come to seek care and then to return home…

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Observing Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence started Alcohol Awareness Month to help educate the public on alcohol addiction. It had an original intention to target college-aged students, but today it’s used to provide education to people of all ages. This Alcohol Awareness Month, find ways to give back to the community or reach…

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National Counseling Awareness Month

During April, there are a number of holidays, but did you know that it is also National Counseling Awareness Month? The American Counseling Association named April this month in awareness of mental health and the people who work in the field, such as school mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, and others. What Is National…

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Most Commonly Abused Opioids in the US

Opioid addiction is a serious public health crisis impacting many areas of the country. Men and women don’t start out hoping to develop an addiction. Yet, circumstances such as over-prescription and chronic pain have led to opioid abuse and addiction, and it can impact people regardless of their financial circumstances, age, or background. For many,…

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Practicing Relapse Prevention in Quarantine

Addiction recovery is an ongoing process. Leaving rehab and returning to everyday life can bring about new challenges but also new opportunities to create a healthy future. Quarantine has become an added challenge for many people. It’s even put many people at risk simply because of the isolation it brings. Relapse prevention techniques can help.…