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Take the Drug & Alcohol Knowledge Quiz

Take the Drug & Alcohol Knowledge Quiz

January 25, 2018

There are always myths and falsehoods that surround addiction and statistics on drug and alcohol use. Of course, where addiction…

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Substance Use Disorder: Behaviors

Substance Use Disorder: Behaviors

January 19, 2018

Since 2015, the American Psychiatric Association has been using the term “substance use disorder” (SUD) for the disease that was…

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What Are Benzodiazepines?

What Are Benzodiazepines?

January 17, 2018

Benzos are commonly prescribed for anxiety, panic, and sleep disorders. However, they are highly addictive and can be attributed to high amounts of ER visits.

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11 Questions to Assess If Your Drinking Has Become an Addiction

11 Questions to Assess If Your Drinking Has Become an Addiction

January 9, 2018

Americans are now drinking more than ever. The Rose-all-day marketing movement, the multiple beers while watching the big games, and…

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How Serving in a Support Group Helps You Stay Sober

How Serving in a Support Group Helps You Stay Sober

January 4, 2018

The New Year is a time of taking stock. Looking at your past year, and looking ahead to where you…

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Why Choose Rehab Over a Methadone Clinic?

Why Choose Rehab Over a Methadone Clinic?

December 27, 2017

A methadone clinic is a place a person can go to get medication-based treatment for an addiction to opioid-based drugs….

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6 “Don’ts” If Your Spouse Has an Addiction

6 “Don’ts” If Your Spouse Has an Addiction

December 21, 2017

However long ago it was that you said, “I do,” doesn’t really matter. You made a commitment and you are…

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How Painkiller Addiction Becomes Heroin Addiction

How Painkiller Addiction Becomes Heroin Addiction

December 19, 2017

You might be surprised to discover that today’s heroin addict looks different than even a decade ago. When heroin was…

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Kaiser Insurance Now Accepted at First Steps Recovery

Kaiser Insurance Now Accepted at First Steps Recovery

December 14, 2017

First Steps Recovery is thrilled to announce that we are officially accepting Kaiser insurance plans. We are now the exclusive…

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Telling Extended Family About Your Addiction Recovery

Telling Extended Family About Your Addiction Recovery

December 12, 2017

So the Christmas season is here and there is something burning on your mind: is this the right time to…

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