Recovery Blogs

May 1, 2022
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Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?

If someone has a drug or alcohol addiction, they should be able to use their insurance coverage as much as possible to get the help they need.
April 17, 2022
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Should You Quit Drinking Cold Turkey or Gradually?

Addressing this disease is vital, but some people may question whether it is better to stop drinking all at once (“cold turkey”) or if it's safer to taper off their alcohol consumption slowly.
April 7, 2022
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How Does Methamphetamine Affect the Brain and Body?

Methamphetamine can have very damaging physical effects on a person’s body and brain. The drug can alter how an individual’s brain functions and cause issues with almost every organ in the body.
March 10, 2022
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Is Binge Drinking a Sign of Alcoholism?

Most binge drinkers are not dependent on alcohol. However, they may be at an increased risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD).
March 9, 2022
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What are Alcohol Cravings and How Can They Be Controlled?

Managing alcohol addiction is not easy, but understanding the root causes of cravings and how to manage them can help decrease the prevalence of alcohol use disorders.
February 24, 2022
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How Deadly is Fentanyl?

Between May 2020 and April 2021, there were more than 100,000 overdose deaths, with almost two-thirds of them linked to overdoses of fentanyl or similar opioids, according to the CDC.
February 23, 2022
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Understanding the Dangers of Adderall

If taken as prescribed by a doctor, Adderall can help manage ADHD, resulting in increased focus and calm. However, when abused, the drug can lead to adverse side effects.
January 18, 2022

Benefits of Evening IOP for Substance Abuse

Massachusetts has been especially hit hard, with a 1% increase in opioid-related deaths reported in the first nine months of 2021. What is causing this rise?
December 25, 2021
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What’s Causing the Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts has been especially hit hard, with a 1% increase in opioid-related deaths reported in the first nine months of 2021. What is causing this rise?