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How Addiction Affects Families

How Addiction Affects Families

Although many view battling addiction as a personal experience, that’s not the full story. It’s true that addiction can have devastating effects on the user, but many forget about the other people involved – the family.

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Serenity Introduces Our New Park Avenue Location

Serenity Introduces Our New Park Avenue Location

Serenity Recovery Centers has opened a New East Location located on Park Avenue in the Park Professional Plaza. Serenity Recovery Centers specializes in providing services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for over 49 years.

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The Origins of Addiction

The Origins of Addiction

Addiction forever changes the lives of those affected by it, and those who witness loved ones experience it. The more we understand why it’s so powerful, where it comes from, and why it affects individuals differently, the better chance we have at fighting it.

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How to Solve the Opioid Crises

How to Solve the Opioid Crises

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Opioid addiction is driving the epidemic. The Public Health Institute believes that solving the opioid crisis will be a collective effort.

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Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction are often linked. Symptoms of depression can drive people toward substance abuse to help cope with their condition. However, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol usually leads to a downward spiral and addiction.

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Strategies

Opioid Addiction Treatment Strategies

Coming off opioids is extremely difficult, but with a good strategy, it can and has been successfully done. Scientists and doctors that try to find new ways to help opioid addicts focus on finding treatments that are both safe and effective.

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Types of Addiction Treatment

Types of Addiction Treatment

Receiving treatment for addiction is the only proven way to break the cycle. In the US, about 8 percent of the population, or 21.7 million people, need or regularly receive treatment for substance use disorders.

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Understanding Opioid Addiction

Understanding Opioid Addiction

To better fight opioid addiction, the first step is understanding what it is and how it works in the human body. Having an understanding of the mechanics of opioid addiction gives us perspective and empathy for those suffering from it.

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Managing Anxiety During Addiction Recovery

Managing Anxiety During Addiction Recovery

Addiction and anxiety go hand-in-hand. A lot of addicts use to control anxiety, not realizing it only leads to more anxiety. Alcohol, for example, changes serotonin levels and other transmitters in the brain, which can elevate anxiety.

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Opioid Addiction Symptoms and Solutions

Opioid Addiction Symptoms and Solutions

Opioids come from natural and synthetic painkillers derived or based on the poppy plant. Opioids are often prescribed by doctors to relieve acute pain stemming from injuries, surgeries, toothaches, or other medical procedures.

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How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction

How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction

If you or someone you care about is suffering from opioid addiction, seek help as soon as possible. Opioid addiction is a rapidly growing problem in the United States. In 2017 there were nearly 50,000 deaths from opioid overdoses.

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Understanding the American Opioid Crisis

Understanding the American Opioid Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose. The misuse and addiction to opioids have become a national crisis that is affecting public health and social and economic welfare.

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How Meditation Can Help With Addiction

How Meditation Can Help With Addiction

How Meditation Can Help With Addiction When you’re recovering from addiction maximizing your recovery tool kit is always a good idea. If one tool isn’t working for you, then having access to other outlets can be a lifesaver.

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The Importance of Writing Down Your Goals

The Importance of Writing Down Your Goals

Writing, next to action, is the most powerful thing you can do to bring life to your thoughts. When you put pen to paper or strike the keys and watch the words fill the screen you are breathing life into your ideas.

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Physical vs Psychological Addiction

Physical vs Psychological Addiction

When talking about addiction it’s important to understand the difference between psychological and physical dependency. The more you understand how these two different addictions operate within the body, the better you’ll be able to understand what you or your loved one is going through.

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How to Find the Right AA Sponsor

How to Find the Right AA Sponsor

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous both recommend finding a sponsor to guide you through the recovery process. Finding the right sponsor is important. Here are some tips to help you find the best match.

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How Long Does OxyContin Stay in Your System?

How Long Does OxyContin Stay in Your System?

OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is a long-acting opiate prescribed for moderate to severe pain when pain relief is needed for an extended time. There is a risk of drug interactions, overdoses, and dependency when taking this medication.

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9 Tips for Cutting Back on Drinking

9 Tips for Cutting Back on Drinking

The key to successfully cutting down is to find something that works for you. Try these tips and if one doesn’t work, try another until you find one that helps you cut back on your alcohol consumption.

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Opioid Addiction – Joe’s Story

Opioid Addiction – Joe’s Story

Joe was in his early 20s when he first took prescription opioids. He got in a serious car accident, landing him in the hospital, where doctors prescribed him OxyContin and morphine. His injuries took some time to heal, but his addiction to the pills stayed with him for years to come.

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Opioid Addiction – Chris’ Story

Opioid Addiction – Chris’ Story

Chris first experimented with prescription opioids as a teen, when he discovered a bottle of pills in his mom’s medicine cabinet. He continued to experiment and use throughout his teens. So years later, when Chris got hurt on the job while working as a plumber’s apprentice, his doctor wrote him a prescription for opioids—the drug he had experimented with as a teen.

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Opioid Addiction – Amy’s Story

Opioid Addiction – Amy’s Story

When Amy was 14, a knee injury on the soccer field put her in the hospital and resulted in a prescription for Vicodin. Over the next five years, she endured several surgeries on that knee and received a flood of opioid prescriptions.

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Tips for Talking to a Friend about Addiction

Tips for Talking to a Friend about Addiction

Watching a friend struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. You want to help, but you’re not sure how to. Different scenarios of how to approach your friend’s drug addiction may run through your mind: what if you say the wrong thing? Is it the right time to say something? What if it ruins your friendship?

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Signs of Anger Addiction

Signs of Anger Addiction

Anger addiction is real. If any of this sounds like something you’re experiencing or a loved one is experiencing you’re not alone. Counseling is available for anger addiction and has helped many people suffering get their life back into a healthy place.

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The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery

The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery

The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery The Serenity Prayer is apart of your recovery, you say it every day, but have you really thought about what it truly means? How does it actually apply in your life? The more time you spend really thinking about it, you’ll...

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