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Drugs are often associated with a decline in quality of life, but to what degree? You’ve probably heard of people losing their homes, friends, family, and jobs, and may be wondering if this is true for every drug addict. We talked to former drug addicts, did as much research as possible, and feel qualified to tackle the topic of how drugs can affect your quality of life. The Aspects of Life That Drugs Effect While...

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Drug usage has risen over the past decade and only seems to be increasing. It seems like we all know, or have known, someone in our lives who has fallen into the addiction of drug usage. While many people think about the problems, drug addiction brings, not many people think about the long-lasting health effects drugs have on your body. We scoured the internet looking for the most common reasons people avoid drugs and came...

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This the third installment of our ongoing look into the drug rehabilitation industry in the United States and the continued use of body-brokering through “drug rehab recruiters”. You can read part 1 here: Drug Rehab Recruiters: How the Drug Rehab Industry Still Participates in Body Brokering.  And Part 2 here: Are Drug Rehab Recruiters Exploiting a Body-Brokering Loophole?  The addiction treatment industry traps young people into a cycle of relapse and rehab, because, profits, smh…...

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No matter what the details of your addiction recovery journey, experts agree – the use of CBT (or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as it is known) is a powerful tool to prevent relapse and fight off temptation.  One study[1] of cocaine-dependent patients even showed 60% of patients subjected to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy remained clean upon a 52-week toxicology screen! What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ?   The DrugAbuse.Gov[2] website says the following about CBT: Cognitive-behavioral...

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The debate on whether or not drugs should be legal has been going on for over a century. If we look back 150 years ago, we can see that the Opium Wars crippled China for many decades. Some argue that there are still parts of China that haven’t even recovered from the epidemic. We can also look to the morphine and laudanum epidemic that ravaged the United States post-civil war until those drugs became regulated....

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When you think of illegal drugs, the environment may not be the first thought in your mind. Contrary to what most people may believe, illegal drug use does harm the environment in multiple ways. Cocaine is one of the most serious offenders in the drug world. Before we get into the actual process by which cocaine harms the environment, let’s go over some of the basics about the drug itself. What Is Cocaine? Cocaine is...

Drug addiction often involves many different substances and is certainly not limited to only illegal drugs. Drug seeking behaviors can be developed from a legally-obtained prescription from a doctor, this happens quite often. One of the leading causes of drug addiction in the United States is the over-prescription of pain-blocking narcotics. These painkillers are quite effective at treating pain but are also extremely addictive. Up to 30 percent of prescription painkillers are used by someone...

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Inevitably, one of the first questions asked when discussing drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs is, “will my insurance company pay for it?” If you have employer-provided or otherwise “private” insurance, you must contact your insurer to discover the exact terms under which your insurance covers your recovery journey.  However, if you are one of the 12,000,000 (that’s 12 million!) Americans who receive their insurance coverage via the Affordable Care Act exchange (AKA ‘Obamacare’), you are...

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As we outlined in part 1 of this series, body brokering has been made illegal at the Federal level with the passage of the 2018 SUPPORT act. However, this bill contains an unfortunate loophole. This allows drug rehab centers to continue to use body brokering to recruit new patients into their facilities. Drug rehabilitation facilities have found a loophole to keep using patient brokers: just start calling them “recruiters.” The 2018 SUPPORT for Patients and...

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), the number of Americans using illicit drugs is on the rise. According to a study conducted in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans (9.4% of the population) over the age of 11 had used an illegal drug in the past month. A similar study was conducted in 2002, which showed only 8.3% of the population using illicit drugs. [1] As drug use continues to rise, ‘it’s imperative to...

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Struggling With Addiction is a drug use & rehabilitation blog that also lists potential danger sites, and lifts some facilities that reach high levels of accreditation & have good track records of treatment.

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