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In AA or NA, what does it mean to work your program?

“Work the steps” is a common phrase in recovery culture. Referring to the 12 step program, this term encourages recovering addicts to complete the steps in their 12 step program. With a long history of helping those in recovery overcome addiction, the 12 steps are an integral part of getting treatment for alcohol or drug […]


Do Psychiatrists Really Help With Addiction Recovery?

Mental illness is a top risk factor for addiction. Many people struggle to manage their mental disorders, so they use drugs and alcohol to cope. However, when the toxins wear off, mental health problems are still present. In fact, drugs and alcohol may exacerbate a person’s condition. That’s why most treatment centers emphasize dual diagnosis […]

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How Long does 1 mg of Suboxone Block Opiates?

How long does 1 mg of Suboxone block opiates? The opiate and opioid blockade created by Suboxone will typically last about 24 hours, however, this effect isn’t the same for everyone. Some people may experience this blocking action for as long as 60 hours and even longer, especially on higher doses of Suboxone. On the […]

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Why are Percocets so Addictive?

Why are Percocets so addictive? That question doesn’t have a simple answer. The narcotic ingredient in Percocet, oxycodone, was first created by a German chemist trying to develop a non-addictive painkiller in 1916. It was released in that same country a few years later as a commercial preparation called Eukodal. It soon became clear that […]

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Do 12 Step Programs Really Work?

Many people wonder if the 12 step programs for addiction treatment and recovery really work. Can people really recover using a set of steps to help them in their understanding and guide them toward living a clean and sober life? This can be complicated to answer, but when we look at the science behind the […]

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How do Suboxone and Oxycodone Differ?

How do Suboxone and oxycodone differ? Well, both are opioids, but they are still quite different. Suboxone is the brand name for a combination product containing the synthetic opioid buprenorphine and the opioid overdose rescue drug naloxone, a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid also derived from thebaine, although it can […]

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What Happens After Drug Overdose?

Alcohol and drug addiction are serious conditions that negatively affect the quality of life of the addict and those around them. If you or a loved one experiences an overdose, it’s essential to take immediate action to ensure the safety and survival of all parties involved. Though experiencing an overdose is a scary situation, there […]

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What Happens When You Get Arrested for a DUI in Florida?

The state of Florida has some of the toughest penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) in the country. Under Florida law, “‘driving under the influence’ (DUI) of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or an unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 […]

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5 Ways to Cope with Grief in Recovery

Grief is a normal part of life and at some point in our lives we will all likely experience the loss of someone or something they care deeply about. Grief can result from illness, death, or the loss of a relationship, and can lead to overwhelming feelings of sadness, numbness, changes in sleeping habits as […]

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Meth Abuse in Florida

Unfortunately, meth abuse in Florida has become rampant and poses an increasing risk to Floridians and the rest of the country. From 2008 to 2016, meth overdose rates nearly quadrupled. According to the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), methamphetamine overdoses continue to increase, jumping 72% in 2017 with the number of overdose deaths […]