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Fentanyl: An Overview

Fentanyl: An Overview

A Potent Drug According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), fentanyl is 80-100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Originally developed as a skin patch for pain management of cancer patients, this potent synthetic...

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Using an Interventionist

Using an Interventionist

In Real Life Often in movies or TV shows, someone with an addiction problem is suddenly confronted by friends and family members during an intervention. In real life, the decision to work with an interventionist and present concerns about a loved one's addiction...

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The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery

The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery

Recovery offers the chance for a fresh start. It provides the opportunity to give your life new meaning and purpose. A chance to give back in a way that helps others. This is an important part of recovery and of the 12-Step program. It is also a way to pay it forward....

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20 Books to Explain Addiction to Children

20 Books to Explain Addiction to Children

When a child grows up in a home where a parent or other loved one has a substance use disorder, they often feel confused and frightened. Their home life may be chaotic and unpredictable. They may hear arguing, crying, or yelling and have no understanding of why it is...

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What Is SMART Recovery?

What Is SMART Recovery?

You may be familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but have you ever heard of SMART Recovery? If you haven’t, you are not alone. SMART Recovery provides an alternative to 12-Step programs for those in recovery who are not comfortable with...

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9 Motivational Books for Recovery

9 Motivational Books for Recovery

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong commitment. Once rehab is completed and life is re-entered, all of the lessons and tools learned during treatment must be used to manage problems without turning to drugs or alcohol. Recovery is a continual...

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