What Is Fentanyl And How Is It Harmful?

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When he picked up his painkiller from the pharmacy, he didn’t know about others who were picking up this same substance from other sources and using it very differently than he was. Struggling with intense pain from cancer, he found relief through the medication being released by the fentanyl patches. However, others were finding a different type of “relief” as they would … Read More

What are the Keys to Success for Life After Drug Rehab

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You feel it. Your initial treatment has ended, and you are facing “normal life” once more. You’ve heard the stories. Relapse. It feels like this looming fate takes so many. You know it could threaten your story, but you desperately do not want to give into it. What do you do? Once your time in rehab has ended, here are some essential steps … Read More

What to Look for in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Facility

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Co-occurring disorders. Dual diagnosis. Co-morbidity. The condition goes by a variety of names, but the situations all involve two disorders: a mental health disorder and an addictive disorder. This is not an infrequent occurrence. According to a recent study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), about 8 million adults in the U.S. received such a diagnosis. Such … Read More