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drug recovery statistics
11
Sep

Drug Recovery Statistics: What You Need to Know

Substance use disorders are on the rise in the United States. It’s not just illicit drugs, but also prescription abuse of painkillers like oxycodone and fentanyl that has to lead to overdose being one of the leading causes of death in the country. This article will explore addiction rates of commonly abused substances as well...
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Binge Drinking
28
Aug

The Many Dangers of Binge Drinking

In a 2015 CDC study, researchers found that 1 in 6 adults reported binge drinking. Unfortunately, the act of binge drinking is often glamorized on TV and movies, sending a mixed message to younger people. However, binge drinking is very dangerous and can lead to serious long-term health consequences. In this article, understand the truth about...
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Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery
14
Aug

The Importance of Nutrition and Substance Abuse Recovery

Proper nutrition is important for a healthy life. If you suffer from a substance use disorder, nutrition is even more vital. It is one of the essential links to a successful and long-term recovery. During periods of addiction, many people develop poor nutritional habits and, in some cases, more severe health problems like eating disorders. In...
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florida to require mental health class
24
Jul

Florida Will Require Mental Health Classes in Public Schools

The Florida State Board of Education recently announced its intention to make a major adaptation to the public school curriculum. The change? Florida will require mental health classes to be incorporated into each school district’s program of study. No doubt the increase in the prevalence of major depressive disorder among teens and young adults is...
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Depression and Substance Abuse
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 350 million people around the world struggle with varying degrees of depression. That’s a lot of people struggling with a treatable disorder. Unfortunately, it’s also estimated that only about half of these people will actually...
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Celebrities in Recovery for addiction
10
Jul

16 Celebrities in Recovery from Addiction

The rich and famous are no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse. The number of celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addictions showcase just how widespread this problem really is. However, the following celebrities in recovery from addiction have been able to heal from substance abuse and lead fulfilling lives. 1. Elton John  Elton John...
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Faith-based Trauma and Addiction Care
28
Jun

Healing from Trauma and Addiction Through Faith-Based Programs

A vicious cycle exists between trauma and addiction. Trauma often causes its victims to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, this leads to addiction and further trauma. For this reason, it’s essential that rehabilitation treats not only the addiction but the trauma that may have created it in the first place. More and more research...
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First Responders and Addiction Struggles
21
Jun

First Responders and Addiction Struggles: Why So Common?

Emergency responders are there for us when we need them the most. From car accidents to fires to medical emergencies, they play a pivotal role in ensuring safety. Their heroic efforts are essential, but undergoing so many strenuous situations can be a strain. First responders are constantly exposed to dangerous, life-threatening issues. That stress can...
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21
Jun

Famous Athletes Who Used Faith-Based Addiction Recovery

Athletes at all levels are under tremendous pressure. Fans, coaches, family, and teammates may induce stresses that push many athletes to the edge. This pressure is a double-edged sword. It can give athletes the extra motivation they need to succeed, but it can also create stress that leads to substance abuse. When athletes turn to...
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