Category: Advice

Articles looking at options when people are struggling with distancing themselves from drugs or alcohol.

Are Drug Rehab Recruiters Exploiting a Body Brokering Loophole?

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 […]

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What Illicit Drugs Cause Red Eyes? Signs of Substance Abuse

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 […]

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Who Is More Likely to Do Drugs? Knowing the Risk Factors

Nearly everyone is exposed to drugs at some point in their life, whether it be at school, work, with friends, or something you seek out on your own. One hot topic of debate has been whether we can predict who potential drug addicts are before they become addicted.

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Drug Rehab Recruiters: How the Addiction Treatment Industry Still Participates in Body Brokering.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or are one of the lucky FEW people in the United States who hasn’t been impacted by the opioid epidemic, or drug overdose crisis in some way, you may not have come across the term “body-brokering” before. Body brokering, by large part has been used to keep […]

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Why Does Someone Relapse On Drugs or Alcohol?

A relapse into abusing drugs and alcohol is a very normal part of most people’s recovery from their substance use disorder. If you have completed a successful addiction treatment program, experienced a period of sobriety, and then fell into a full-blown relapse, please be aware that you are not alone. Experiencing a relapse is not […]

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How Does Suboxone® Help Addiction Recovery?

Suboxone® is a prescription medication, used in the treatment of opioid and heroin addictions. Every single day in the United States, 130 people die from an opioid overdose, on average. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which closely monitors the worsening opioid epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are arguably the most alarming […]

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Addressing Mental Health Issues in Addiction Treatment

Addiction and mental health issues are deeply connected to the human brain. Roughly one in five adults in the United States was living with some form of mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. According to NIMH estimates in 2017, there were 46.6 million Americans living with at least one type of […]

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Can Eating Healthy Food Assist Drug Addiction Recovery?

If you or a loved one is currently struggling with addiction, please understand that you are not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are over 21.7 million people in the United States who currently need treatment for an issue concerning addiction or substance abuse. Many people who experience […]

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