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The Raleigh House is a substance dependency and drug addiction treatment program in Denver where our clients heal, learn and grow at their own pace of recovery. Read our blog for regular updates and to learn what makes us different than other treatment facilities.

October 3, 2017

Finding the Right Rehab — One Man’s Story

  Anyone who’s been there knows how alone you feel when battling addiction. Now, imagine how much more isolated you’d … Continue reading Finding the Right Rehab — One Man’s Story

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Finding the Right Rehab — One Man’s Story

  Anyone who’s been there knows how alone you feel when battling addiction. Now, imagine how much more isolated you’d … Continue reading Finding the Right Rehab — One Man’s Story

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October 2, 2017

The Importance of JCAHO Accredited Rehab Facilities

  You’ve got standards. You set them when you decided to get sober. You want to be healthy. You want … Continue reading The Importance of JCAHO Accredited Rehab Facilities

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The Importance of JCAHO Accredited Rehab Facilities

  You’ve got standards. You set them when you decided to get sober. You want to be healthy. You want … Continue reading The Importance of JCAHO Accredited Rehab Facilities

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September 29, 2017

Coping with Urges and Cravings

  Don’t panic. The first thing to realize is that you will have cravings, especially early in recovery. Because you … Continue reading Coping with Urges and Cravings

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Coping with Urges and Cravings

  Don’t panic. The first thing to realize is that you will have cravings, especially early in recovery. Because you … Continue reading Coping with Urges and Cravings

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September 28, 2017

Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

  You’ve decided to get sober. You’ve done the right thing. You’re on the right path. So why do you … Continue reading Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

  You’ve decided to get sober. You’ve done the right thing. You’re on the right path. So why do you … Continue reading Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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September 27, 2017

I Relapsed. Now What?

  A relapse is not a U-turn. Stay with us through this analogy—because it’s important. Your journey started in the … Continue reading I Relapsed. Now What?

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I Relapsed. Now What?

  A relapse is not a U-turn. Stay with us through this analogy—because it’s important. Your journey started in the … Continue reading I Relapsed. Now What?

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September 26, 2017

Things to Talk About with a Loved One in Rehab

  When someone’s going through a hard time—whether it’s a job loss, a health crises or rehab—we often don’t know … Continue reading Things to Talk About with a Loved One in Rehab

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Things to Talk About with a Loved One in Rehab

  When someone’s going through a hard time—whether it’s a job loss, a health crises or rehab—we often don’t know … Continue reading Things to Talk About with a Loved One in Rehab

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September 25, 2017

Relapse Prevention: 5 Great Addiction Recovery Memoirs

  Chances are you feel kind of alone sometimes. The challenges you’ve faced—and overcome—are epic. The average person simply cannot … Continue reading Relapse Prevention: 5 Great Addiction Recovery Memoirs

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Relapse Prevention: 5 Great Addiction Recovery Memoirs

  Chances are you feel kind of alone sometimes. The challenges you’ve faced—and overcome—are epic. The average person simply cannot … Continue reading Relapse Prevention: 5 Great Addiction Recovery Memoirs

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September 22, 2017

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

  The claim that alcohol kills brain cells has been around forever, but is there any truth to it? The … Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

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Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

  The claim that alcohol kills brain cells has been around forever, but is there any truth to it? The … Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

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September 21, 2017

How to Boost Your Body’s Natural Supply of Feel-Good Chemicals

  It’s a no-brainer that we all want to be happy. In fact, it’s what drives many of to abuse … Continue reading How to Boost Your Body’s Natural Supply of Feel-Good Chemicals

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How to Boost Your Body’s Natural Supply of Feel-Good Chemicals

  It’s a no-brainer that we all want to be happy. In fact, it’s what drives many of to abuse … Continue reading How to Boost Your Body’s Natural Supply of Feel-Good Chemicals

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September 20, 2017

Making the Most out of Your Time in Stimulant Rehab

    There are about 15,000 different rehab centers across the United States. As you can imagine, they vary wildly … Continue reading Making the Most out of Your Time in Stimulant Rehab

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Making the Most out of Your Time in Stimulant Rehab

    There are about 15,000 different rehab centers across the United States. As you can imagine, they vary wildly … Continue reading Making the Most out of Your Time in Stimulant Rehab

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September 19, 2017

Cocaine Rehab Success Rates: How to Get the Most out…

  Cocaine addiction recovery statistics don’t tell the whole story. Nearly a million people in the United States abuse cocaine, … Continue reading Cocaine Rehab Success Rates: How to Get the Most out of Rehab

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Cocaine Rehab Success Rates: How to Get the Most out of Rehab

  Cocaine addiction recovery statistics don’t tell the whole story. Nearly a million people in the United States abuse cocaine, … Continue reading Cocaine Rehab Success Rates: How to Get the Most out of Rehab

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September 18, 2017

Making the Most of Your Time in Painkiller Rehab

  Let’s just get it out there: Many people who go to rehab for painkiller addiction end up relapsing. While … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Time in Painkiller Rehab

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Making the Most of Your Time in Painkiller Rehab

  Let’s just get it out there: Many people who go to rehab for painkiller addiction end up relapsing. While … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Time in Painkiller Rehab

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September 15, 2017

3 Reasons to Get Over a Fear of Rehab for…

Some people who are addicted to heroin know it’s time to get better. This realization usually strikes when life isn’t … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Get Over a Fear of Rehab for Heroin Addiction

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3 Reasons to Get Over a Fear of Rehab for Heroin Addiction

Some people who are addicted to heroin know it’s time to get better. This realization usually strikes when life isn’t … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Get Over a Fear of Rehab for Heroin Addiction

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September 14, 2017

Heroin Rehab Statistics—and How to Beat Them

  It can really suck the wind out of your sails. You’ve made the decision to leave heroin behind and … Continue reading Heroin Rehab Statistics—and How to Beat Them

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Heroin Rehab Statistics—and How to Beat Them

  It can really suck the wind out of your sails. You’ve made the decision to leave heroin behind and … Continue reading Heroin Rehab Statistics—and How to Beat Them

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September 13, 2017

4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

  You’ve decided to seek treatment for alcohol abuse—and that’s great, but it doesn’t mean you’re on cruise control. In … Continue reading 4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

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4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

  You’ve decided to seek treatment for alcohol abuse—and that’s great, but it doesn’t mean you’re on cruise control. In … Continue reading 4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

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September 12, 2017

Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Brain

  The brain usually does a pretty good job keeping your mood in check. Pet your dog and you’ll feel … Continue reading Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Brain

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Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Brain

  The brain usually does a pretty good job keeping your mood in check. Pet your dog and you’ll feel … Continue reading Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Brain

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September 11, 2017

The Long-term Effects of Stimulants

  Stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin are extremely safe when taken for conditions like attention deficit disorder or narcolepsy—under a … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Stimulants

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The Long-term Effects of Stimulants

  Stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin are extremely safe when taken for conditions like attention deficit disorder or narcolepsy—under a … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Stimulants

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September 8, 2017

Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Body

When painkillers are overused or taken in excess, they can affect almost every part of the body negatively, especially if … Continue reading Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Body

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Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Body

When painkillers are overused or taken in excess, they can affect almost every part of the body negatively, especially if … Continue reading Side Effects of Long-term Painkiller Use on the Body

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September 7, 2017

Stimulants’ Side Effects on the Brain

  Studies have found that one out of every five Ivy League students have used drugs like Adderall or Ritalin … Continue reading Stimulants’ Side Effects on the Brain

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Stimulants’ Side Effects on the Brain

  Studies have found that one out of every five Ivy League students have used drugs like Adderall or Ritalin … Continue reading Stimulants’ Side Effects on the Brain

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September 6, 2017

The Long-term Effects of Heroin

  Heroin brings with it an immediate sense of well-being. Any anxiety or pain you were experiencing is gone. You … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Heroin

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The Long-term Effects of Heroin

  Heroin brings with it an immediate sense of well-being. Any anxiety or pain you were experiencing is gone. You … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Heroin

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September 5, 2017

Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Brain

  Unbridled euphoria. A feeling of intense excitement and happiness. Pure pleasure. Those are some of the ways cocaine users … Continue reading Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Brain

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Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Brain

  Unbridled euphoria. A feeling of intense excitement and happiness. Pure pleasure. Those are some of the ways cocaine users … Continue reading Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Brain

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September 1, 2017

The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

  We all know that addiction can destroy a life, taking away family, friends, employment and peace of mind. But … Continue reading The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

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The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

  We all know that addiction can destroy a life, taking away family, friends, employment and peace of mind. But … Continue reading The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

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August 31, 2017

Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

  This is, without a doubt, the hard part. You’re no longer drinking, but years of alcohol abuse have taken … Continue reading Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

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Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

  This is, without a doubt, the hard part. You’re no longer drinking, but years of alcohol abuse have taken … Continue reading Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

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August 30, 2017

The Long-term Effects of Heroin on the Brain

  It won’t happen to me. For many, that’s the thinking behind the decision to do heroin. Sure, other people … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Heroin on the Brain

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The Long-term Effects of Heroin on the Brain

  It won’t happen to me. For many, that’s the thinking behind the decision to do heroin. Sure, other people … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Heroin on the Brain

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August 29, 2017

Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Body

  You can overdose on cocaine the first time you try it. But you can also overdose unexpectedly after using … Continue reading Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Body

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Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Body

  You can overdose on cocaine the first time you try it. But you can also overdose unexpectedly after using … Continue reading Long-term Cocaine Abuse—and Your Body

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August 28, 2017

The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

  Most of us know what it feels like to drink too much. Maybe you danced on a table. Or … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

  Most of us know what it feels like to drink too much. Maybe you danced on a table. Or … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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August 25, 2017

Getting Off Adderall and Ritalin

  It happens innocently enough. The thought process goes something like this: People take Adderall and Ritalin for conditions like … Continue reading Getting Off Adderall and Ritalin

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Getting Off Adderall and Ritalin

  It happens innocently enough. The thought process goes something like this: People take Adderall and Ritalin for conditions like … Continue reading Getting Off Adderall and Ritalin

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August 24, 2017

Supporting Your Loved One Through Rehab for Painkillers

If your loved one is in rehab for painkiller addiction, you can expect The Phone Call. Whitney Harrah LPC, CACIII, … Continue reading Supporting Your Loved One Through Rehab for Painkillers

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Supporting Your Loved One Through Rehab for Painkillers

If your loved one is in rehab for painkiller addiction, you can expect The Phone Call. Whitney Harrah LPC, CACIII, … Continue reading Supporting Your Loved One Through Rehab for Painkillers

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August 23, 2017

Benefits of Being Sober from Cocaine

  Cocaine works by giving you a high that makes you feel on top of the world. But that euphoria … Continue reading Benefits of Being Sober from Cocaine

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Benefits of Being Sober from Cocaine

  Cocaine works by giving you a high that makes you feel on top of the world. But that euphoria … Continue reading Benefits of Being Sober from Cocaine

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August 22, 2017

The Benefits of Being Sober from Heroin

  What will life be like without heroin? Many people imagine that it will be defined by what you can’t … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Sober from Heroin

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The Benefits of Being Sober from Heroin

  What will life be like without heroin? Many people imagine that it will be defined by what you can’t … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Sober from Heroin

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August 21, 2017

Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills

At the beginning, painkillers seem to offer so much—a profound sense of physical and mental well-being. But once addiction happens, … Continue reading Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills

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Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills

At the beginning, painkillers seem to offer so much—a profound sense of physical and mental well-being. But once addiction happens, … Continue reading Benefits of Being Sober from Pain Pills

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August 18, 2017

Life After Alcoholism

  Alcohol addiction is—quite simply—a loss of control over your drinking. And while there is a long list of benefits … Continue reading Life After Alcoholism

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Life After Alcoholism

  Alcohol addiction is—quite simply—a loss of control over your drinking. And while there is a long list of benefits … Continue reading Life After Alcoholism

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August 17, 2017

Fun Things to Do in Denver, Colorado and the Surrounding…

  Breathtaking hikes. Top-notch museums. Exciting restaurants. The Denver area is an ideal place to rediscover the many joys of … Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Denver, Colorado and the Surrounding Area

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Fun Things to Do in Denver, Colorado and the Surrounding Area

  Breathtaking hikes. Top-notch museums. Exciting restaurants. The Denver area is an ideal place to rediscover the many joys of … Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Denver, Colorado and the Surrounding Area

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August 16, 2017

Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. But when that anxiety interferes with your ability to function, it can cause … Continue reading Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

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Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. But when that anxiety interferes with your ability to function, it can cause … Continue reading Does Adderall Help with Anxiety?

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August 15, 2017

Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

  If you have untreated bipolar disorder, you’d probably do anything to escape the crushing depression that can follow a … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

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Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

  If you have untreated bipolar disorder, you’d probably do anything to escape the crushing depression that can follow a … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder and Painkillers

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August 14, 2017

Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

When it comes to cocaine and anxiety, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Some get hooked on cocaine because … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

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Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

When it comes to cocaine and anxiety, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Some get hooked on cocaine because … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Cocaine and Anxiety

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August 11, 2017

White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

  Of the 500,000 people who died from drug overdoses over the last 15 years, opioids account for the majority … Continue reading White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

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White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

  Of the 500,000 people who died from drug overdoses over the last 15 years, opioids account for the majority … Continue reading White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

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August 10, 2017

Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely … Continue reading Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

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Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely … Continue reading Understanding a Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Dependency and Depression

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August 9, 2017

Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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August 8, 2017

Crystal Meth and Relationships: Can a Person Have Both?

When someone is high on meth they love everything and everyone. But the truth is that someone addicted to meth … Continue reading Crystal Meth and Relationships: Can a Person Have Both?

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Crystal Meth and Relationships: Can a Person Have Both?

When someone is high on meth they love everything and everyone. But the truth is that someone addicted to meth … Continue reading Crystal Meth and Relationships: Can a Person Have Both?

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August 7, 2017

Being in a Relationship with a Recovering Drug Addict

  Cocaine is known as a party drug, but it leads to behavior that is anything but social. A study … Continue reading Being in a Relationship with a Recovering Drug Addict

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Being in a Relationship with a Recovering Drug Addict

  Cocaine is known as a party drug, but it leads to behavior that is anything but social. A study … Continue reading Being in a Relationship with a Recovering Drug Addict

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August 4, 2017

Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

  People have the tendency to label drug users. People who do heroin and cocaine are hardcore, while those who … Continue reading Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

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Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

  People have the tendency to label drug users. People who do heroin and cocaine are hardcore, while those who … Continue reading Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

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August 3, 2017

How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction

  Study drugs like Adderall and Ritalin offer a lot of promises. You’ll study longer. Concentrate better. Retain more information. … Continue reading How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction

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How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction

  Study drugs like Adderall and Ritalin offer a lot of promises. You’ll study longer. Concentrate better. Retain more information. … Continue reading How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction

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August 3, 2017

Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

Suboxone contains two chemicals; buprenorphine and naloxone. By most definitions, buprenorphine is a narcotic (including tablet or sublingual buprenorphine used … Continue reading Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

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Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

Suboxone contains two chemicals; buprenorphine and naloxone. By most definitions, buprenorphine is a narcotic (including tablet or sublingual buprenorphine used … Continue reading Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

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August 2, 2017

Being in Love with an Addict

  Heroin addiction is like a lens that zooms in on its subject. Eventually, there’s nothing left in the picture … Continue reading Being in Love with an Addict

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Being in Love with an Addict

  Heroin addiction is like a lens that zooms in on its subject. Eventually, there’s nothing left in the picture … Continue reading Being in Love with an Addict

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August 1, 2017

How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

  Relationships are complicated enough—and when you throw alcohol into the mix they can become downright explosive. Fights provoked over … Continue reading How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

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How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

  Relationships are complicated enough—and when you throw alcohol into the mix they can become downright explosive. Fights provoked over … Continue reading How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

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July 31, 2017

Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House

  Most people don’t take stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin to get high. They take them to excel at their … Continue reading Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House

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Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House

  Most people don’t take stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin to get high. They take them to excel at their … Continue reading Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House

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July 28, 2017

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Stimulant Treatment

  There is more than one path to getting better. Some people get addicted to stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin … Continue reading Inpatient vs. Outpatient Stimulant Treatment

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Stimulant Treatment

  There is more than one path to getting better. Some people get addicted to stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin … Continue reading Inpatient vs. Outpatient Stimulant Treatment

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July 27, 2017

Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?

  You can be physically dependent on stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin without being addicted. Much like prescription painkillers, it’s … Continue reading Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?

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Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?

  You can be physically dependent on stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin without being addicted. Much like prescription painkillers, it’s … Continue reading Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?

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July 26, 2017

Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going

You didn’t expect rehab to be easy. In fact, you came ready for a fight. It was that mental toughness … Continue reading Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going

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Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going

You didn’t expect rehab to be easy. In fact, you came ready for a fight. It was that mental toughness … Continue reading Painkiller Addiction Statistics: How to Keep Going

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