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Why is Fentanyl Addictive?

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Why is Fentanyl Addictive? Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid analgesic that is quickly transforming the terrain of the opioid epidemic. It is an effective pain killer used for cancer or people with chronic pain when used correctly. Like morphine, heroin, and other opioids, fentanyl has an effect by attaching to the opioid receptors in areas of our brain that…

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19   Many people in the United States reported having anxiety issues during the pandemic. Another group of people who contracted COVID-19 survived but had some after symptoms caused by the sickness.  For millennia, fear has been a natural and necessary emotion for human survival and evolution….

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why.  Holidays are not invariably cheerful and encouraging and, inconveniently, possibly particular circumstances for those with alcohol and drug abuse disorder. This year, the most challenging for many in recent time, even individuals without identified problems with substance abuse may stumble. While vacations are a basis…

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The relationship with an addict

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The Relationship with an Addict Maintaining a relationship with an addict is not easy. The drink or drug they are hooked on becomes the center of their life, and their partner and family eventually take a back seat, along with anything other than the addiction. As the addiction becomes more intense, the addict is no longer able to take care…

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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021

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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021 That discomfort you feel is called languor and it is the dominant emotion of 2020 and 2021. It is described as a feeling of stagnation and emptiness.  Symptoms of languor include: mental exhaustion, lack of motivation, and numbness. Many of us have been feeling trapped, in a kind of limbo. Life seems to us…

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What are Sneakerheads running away from?

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How many pairs of sneakers are enough? I used to think only two.  One pair for the gym and the other for hanging out with my friends. “What’s with all those sneakerheads?” – I used to think. But then, the coronavirus outbreak changed everything.  How so? Well, I used to get on the subway, the tram and public transportation in general for…

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COVID-19 Response (Update 3/19/20)

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Play Video COVID-19 Response at La Jolla Recovery (Update 3/19/20)   La Jolla Recovery, an essential healthcare partner, remains open and committed to serving individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness, while keeping the health and safety of our clients, employees, and their families our highest priority. We understand the need to educate clients and employees, implement preventative measures, and...
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