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Generic Names of Opioids That You Might Have a Prescription For

  The criminal extent to which vast numbers of opioid painkiller prescriptions were freely misbranded by the profiteering pharmaceutical industry, then just as freely written and given out to the unsuspecting U.S. public by kickback-driven healthcare providers, including family physicians, is undeniably massive, and the country continues to be trapped in a national epidemic of

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October 23, 2021

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Why is Heroin so Addictive?

  What is Heroin? Heroin is a naturally-occurring opiate that is derived from the opium poppy, which is a flower that grows in South America, Asia, and Mexico. Heroin is extremely addictive and has been banned in the U.S. since 1924. Heroin can come in the form of a powder that can be white or brown,

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July 16, 2021

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Millennials and the Opioid Crisis

How the Opioid Crisis Is Devastating Millennials Opioid use has been steadily on the rise since the explosion of prescription drug prescriptions in the 1990s. Within 20 years, the drug problem would become an epidemic responsible for millions of affected lives and tens of thousands of deaths annually. It’s estimated that up to 29 percent

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March 30, 2021

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Abstinence-Based Addiction Recovery

  Alcoholics Anonymous, other 12-Step programs, and similar mutual-help programs have long existed on the periphery of professional addiction treatment and recovery, providing popular local and low-cost community-based meetings for its members, and a vital sense of fellowship as individuals seek to live a life abstinent from the addictive substances that have proven so detrimental

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January 20, 2021

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An Interview with Michael Dixon, Primary Therapist

At SpringBoard, we pride ourselves in having a team that is truly passionate about helping others. In addition to the academic training needed to succeed in treating drug and alcohol addiction, we possess first-hand knowledge of recovery from substance abuse. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you or your loved one navigate the road

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December 08, 2020

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Changing Our Attitudes About Addiction

  Changing Our Attitudes About Substance Misuse and Addiction When people hear of others having a substance abuse problem, they may think that if they really wanted to, they could just simply quit. What many people don’t understand is that a substance use disorder (known as SUD, for short, and the medical name for a

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December 04, 2020

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The Cycle of Addiction and Relapse: And How To Stop It

The Cycle of Addiction & Relapse and How To Stop It Not all individuals who use prescription medications, drink alcohol, or partake in drug use for the first time intend on becoming addicted. Addiction rarely occurs immediately after the initial use of a substance. Instead, there are a variety of factors likely to contribute to

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December 02, 2020

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Women & Binge Drinking: Our Comprehensive Guide

  Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), to give it its medical title, is defined as “a chronic, relapsing brain disorder.” Just like other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, if the condition is left untreated, it will worsen in nature, for both women and men, and may possibly result in death.

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November 19, 2020

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Getting Over the Hump and Making the Decision to Get Help for Addiction

  Many people spend years in denial, while others never truly come to terms with the fact they have an addiction. By understanding you or a loved one has a problem and needs to get help, the first major obstacle has been overcome. The next step is to get help for addiction. It’s okay to

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October 31, 2020

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Risks of Mixing Opiates and Alcohol

Risks of Mixing Opiates and Alcohol Opiates and alcohol. It may seem obvious mixing the two is a recipe for severe, irreversible consequences. Independently, each has the ability to take someone’s life slowly through deteriorating one’s body over time. Alternately, both substances can end someone’s life instantly by overdosing on opioids or unsafe behaviors while

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September 04, 2020

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