Your Body’s Amazing Ability to Heal

A ruptured eardrum, conjunctival bleeding, food poisoning, and a broken rib are just a few examples of problems your body is capable of fixing on its own. The human body’s ability to heal itself also applies to people who have a substance abuse problem. For example, several studies cited in Scientific American found “that years…

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Ecstasy’s Summertime Dangers

Last month, over 100,000 people attended Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. This three-day event featured some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Eric Prydz, Knife Party, and Avicii. According to the San Jose Mercury News, while there were a few dozen drug-related arrests at this year’s events, there weren’t any deaths. Unfortunately,…

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Oxy Addiction: When It’s Time to Get Help

Oxycodone, or oxy, is an opiate-based painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. The active ingredient in painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan, oxycodone is a highly addictive substance with a high possibility for abuse. Oxycodone is classified as a Schedule II drug by the FDA and only obtainable through a medical prescription.…

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Alcohol Recovery: You’re Worth the Effort

My personal journey to sobriety wasn’t a smooth road. I hit roadblocks along the way. My first experience in rehab made little difference to my recovery, partly because the clinic practiced a “one-size-fits-all” approach to rehab, and partly because I wasn’t ready to commit to the journey. I can attest, from firsthand experience, alcohol recovery…

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