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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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Take weight off your weight

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Take weight off your weight Since I can remember, I have been a person with a body considered “extra”, something that for some reason continues to have many negative connotations today. That’s how I grew up, seeing my body as something bad, something wrong. In addition to having extra weight, I am a tall woman, so we could consider that…

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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Hitting Rock Bottom It is very common for people with chemical dependency in the recovery process to refer to "hitting rock bottom" when they speak of the moment of greatest pain and therefore of conscience to request help and recognize that alcoholism or drug use is a problem in their life. How deep is this bottom? hitting rock bottom when...
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Heroin Detox

One more amazing artist left us from drug overdose. It hurts. It hurts because closure is necessary for new beginnings. Tom Petty was not only an American classic artist, but a longstanding tourer that continued long into age including health problems. Though he was open about his heroin use in youth, there was little spoken about his death until his…

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Detox from Hell?

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Detox from Hell? Detox. From drugs or alcohol. Easier said than done. Coming off alcohol or drugs such as opiates, heroin or even fentanyl, can be mortal. Yes. Death. Some detox centers state the country has it all wrong. And that’s where we step up. Providing quality staff and professionals such as doctors as well as the right medications can…

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Detoxing Pregnant from Opiates

Detoxing Pregnant from Opiates

Detoxing Pregnant…Safe? Theres a baby born addicted to opiates every 25 minutes. A segment that few would like to attend or care for. The negativity and anger pointed towards the mothers lack compassion and understanding of the disease of addiction. The question is not so much about morals, but about the life coming. This is the one deserving the attention….

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Suing Big Pharma

Ohio begins a lawsuit against the largest 5 pharmaceutical companies developing prescription opioids and is setting the tone for accountability and responsibility in the heroin addiction and opioid epidemic in the United States. Ohio is the second state after Mississippi to go after the pharmaceutical companies regarding their current heroin addiction epidemic. Ohio has recently seen an exponential growth in…

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Drug Rehabilitation

What makes communities safer? Incarceration or drug rehabilitation? As we prepare to see the impacts of Jeff Session’s mandatory minimums of drug cases, we look back on the 80’s drug war and the apparent reduced crime rate. With people behind bars for mandatory minimums, we simply want to remind those with strong feelings about alcohol and drug abuse the importance…

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Addiction San Diego

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For students, the relief from exam stress, studying and being away from family, loved ones and a social structure, is many times an under supervised and unscheduled space where alcohol and drug abuse is easily taken to the next level. We want to invite you at La Jolla Recovery in San Diego to reach out for questions whether a loved…

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Celebrity Recovery

We commend Pete Davidson from SNL to speak about his sobriety and in a humorous yet honest way be genuine about the struggles and journey. It is said that comedy equals tragedy plus time. The timing couldn’t be better. In a time of opiate addiction from prescriptions to heroin and alcoholism affecting colleges and the mental health of many, a…

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