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Staying Sober After Detox

Some people get overly optimistic after detox and believe that once alcohol is out of their system physically, they won’t have a problem staying sober. They learn quickly that matters aren’t that simple. Staying sober after detox takes constant vigilance, especially in the early stages. A detox treatment program can help you gain tools to…

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How Can You Celebrate Sober With Friends?

The holidays are upon us, and you may be getting a bit anxious. Whether this is your first sober holiday or you have been through several, you still know how difficult it can be at times to have sober celebrations with friends. One thing that helps is having sober friends who are willing to forgo…

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How Much Is The Opioid Epidemic Costing?

When someone asks, “How much does the opioid epidemic cost” they are often talking about what this epidemic is doing to our country, communities, and economy. It’s important to understand just how devastating opioid addiction can be. Even if it starts because of prescription misuse, it can lead to long-term losses that are hard to…

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Dangers of Drinking After Work

It’s a long day. You’re tired and feeling the tension and stress of the day, physically and emotionally. Drinking after work seems like a good way to get rid of some of that. It may feel like the only thing to get you through the night. Yet, the dangers of drinking after work are numerous.…

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What Are The Early Signs of Addiction?

Addiction could be less daunting if people better understood how drugs affect brain chemistry. Substance abuse rewires how your brain functions, often with disastrous consequences. The only way to begin to undo the damage is through treatment and rehab at centers such as the Santé Center for Healing. It helps to know the early signs…

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The Dangers of Combining Substances

Substance abuse triggers profound changes in your brain. It interferes with normal functions and, perhaps more alarmingly, clouds judgment. One of those risks common to individuals with substance abuse issues: combining substances. Abusing one drug is hazardous enough. The dangers of combining substances are even more substantial. Medicine calls this an example of “polydrug” abuse.…

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Drinking And Driving Consequences

In our society, we are never far from a place that sells or serves alcohol. The availability of alcohol comes with consequences, especially those stemming from drinking and driving. The consequences of drinking and driving exact a high price from individuals and society. It leads to lost productivity, lost potential, and a greater cost to…

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How Drugs Affect Your Brain Chemistry

Your brain is the computer of life. It governs bodily functions that we rarely contemplate like blinking your eyes, breathing, and movement. These and more are the result of a complex set of mechanisms facilitated by brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. You probably already know drugs impact the brain, but have you ever wondered how…