All posts tagged drug addiction

Drug Addiction Help for a Loved One: How You Can Support Them

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

~ J. K. Rowling

Sometimes, a person has to hit the bottom in their drug addiction before they can get help. Recovery is rarely a thought for them when they are intoxicated.

So, when they do hit rock bottom, like Rowling did, their loved ones need to be there to help them get treatment and help them, if possible, every step of the way to recovery.

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Coming to Grips with It: Methadone Maintenance Treatment

“Speaking as somebody who’s been in the drug scene, it’s not something you can go on and on doing, you know. It’s like drink or anything, you’ve got come to grips with it.”

~ John Lennon

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Opioid Addiction Recovery, Baltimore Style: Cleaning Up 26ers Park Brings a Sense of Purpose

It’s hard to miss the symbolism: Former opioid addicts cleaning up the drug-infested park they once used. A park that was filled with broken glass, used needles and shattered lives.

But it is much more than just symbolism. It is real change.

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Methadone Treatment: 5 Things to Know

Opioids are in the news.

From the news conferences to talk shows to television dramas, opioids and the people affected by them are getting a lot of exposure. Methadone abuse is costing lives and money. It’s taking a toll on American society. It cannot be ignored anymore.

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Interview: Alfreda Patterson, Substance Abuse Counselor

Ms. Alfreda Patterson is a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Concerted Care Group in Baltimore, Maryland.

She began working at CCG in 2015. Her personal experiences and deep desires to assist people motivated her to become a counselor. Especially, people who have substance abuse disorders.

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What is an “Addiction”?

“Addiction.”

It’s a word tossed around a lot these days. So much, in fact, that it may have lost its meaning.

Seems like everyone has an “addiction” to something. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sex and gambling are the vices that everyone accepted as addictions. They even have groups dedicated to helping them overcome their addiction and havelife”.

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