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Why Seek Addiction Treatment in Maryland?

Why Seek Addiction Treatment in Maryland?

Does Addiction Have A Cure? If you are looking for addiction treatment in Maryland or anywhere else, the first step is understanding that addiction is, in fact, an illness. It is considered a substance use disorder of the brain, and just like any other, it requires...

The Opioid Epidemic and How It Is Affecting Maryland

The Opioid Epidemic and How It Is Affecting Maryland

The Opioid Epidemic in Maryland Opioids, also called opiates, are drugs that come from the opium poppy plants and their compounds. These substances work by acting directly on opioid receptors of the brain, also called "pleasure receptors", changing how the brain...

Depression and Alcoholism: A Common Dual Diagnosis

Depression and Alcoholism: A Common Dual Diagnosis

Before discussing the link between alcoholism and depression, it is important to understand the concept of depression itself first, since psychology is behind both conditions. There is still a lot of misinformation regarding the subject, as people suffering from...

How to Ask for Help

How to Ask for Help

According to recent studies, over 23.5 million Americans struggle with some type of substance use disorder (SUD). These individuals need help, whether it be to talk to someone or to receive professional, evidence-based treatment approaches at an addiction...

5 Tips for Maintaining Long-Term Recovery

5 Tips for Maintaining Long-Term Recovery

Just because you’ve completed an addiction treatment program, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll never drink or use drugs again. Many addiction experts agree that addiction is not curable, but it is treatable with the right resources and skills. With the right...

Higher Power for Atheists and Agnostics: 6 Alternatives to God

Higher Power for Atheists and Agnostics: 6 Alternatives to God

Newcomers to addiction recovery are often taken aback by the frequent mention of God or other aspects of faith (such as prayer). Many rehabs are centered around 12 step-based treatment programs, which can have a heavy emphasis on religions references. Understandably,...

The Codependent Behaviors I Have Tried to Leave Behind

The Codependent Behaviors I Have Tried to Leave Behind

4 Recovery Don'ts for Loved Ones of an Addict The hardest lesson I ever had to learn is that, unlike a new home or clothes or a car, when someone needs recovery, no one else can get it for them. The addict has to find it for themselves and we must avoid codependent...

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

When people begin a program of recovery, one of the first questions we often ask ourselves is Now what? How does anyone have fun in recovery? What do you do with all those hours of the day you once dedicated to your addiction? Why am I so bored? What do I do...

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