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August 31, 2017
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International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st, 2017

How did International Overdose Awareness Day Start?  International Overdose Awareness Day all started back in 2001 when two Australians – Sally J. Finn and Peter Streker – decided to plan a local event by giving out ribbons to anyone who … Continue reading

August 30, 2017
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The Do’s and Don’ts During An Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdoses are a serious life-threatening event. When an opioid overdose is happening, there are steps you can take to help the individual recover and avoid death, as well as prevent further health complications while you wait for first responders … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
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Avoiding Legal Consequences for Administering Naloxone To An Overdosing Victim

Some people are afraid of using naloxone for an overdosing victim because they fear the legal consequences. “Did I do something wrong? Will I go to jail? Will I be fined? Will this go in my record?” – All of these … Continue reading

August 28, 2017
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Is Addiction Caused By The Individual’s Genetics?

The answer to the question “Does genetics cause addiction” is not a simple one, and the scientific research that underlies it doesn’t allow for a yes-or-no answer. The causes for drug addiction depend on a variety factors, never just one, even within the … Continue reading

August 25, 2017
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Living With Someone In Recovery: What You Can Do

Helping someone in addiction recovery is something we all want to do. Even something as simple as giving the recovering individual the time of the day to discuss problems he/she is going through goes a long way. For the person in recovery, … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
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Co-occurring Disorders And Addiction Treatment

A co-occurring disorder, formerly known as a dual diagnosis in the field of medicine, requires integrative treatment in a comprehensive rehab program to address and treat both the substance abuse disorder and the mental health disorder (as they are often … Continue reading

August 22, 2017
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Relaxation Techniques to Prepare for Rehab

When an individual is ready to quit drugs and recover from addiction, it’s important that they prepare for what’s about to come. Even if it’s the individual’s first attempt at beating addiction, it’s good to know beforehand, what can benefit … Continue reading

August 21, 2017
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The Importance of “Blackout Time” in Rehab

When an individual begins rehab, there is something referred to as the “the blackout time” that is important to prepare for in the beginning stages of recovery. No, this isn’t the other kind of “black-out” associated to alcohol poisoning. This particular … Continue reading