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    Heroin. Alluring and dangerous. This white (or sometimes brown) powder, usually melted by heat and injected intravenously, is used by more than 17 million people worldwide. The narcotic heroin is made from morphine, which is derived from the flowering opium poppy plant. In America, nearly 80 percent of heroin addicts start out by taking prescription […]

    The post Finding Heroin Addiction Treatment Success with Maryland Recovery appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Getting sober for good can be extremely difficult. If you or a loved one is thinking about quitting alcohol (or if you’ve already tried), then you know what a hurdle this problem is to overcome. Unfortunately, one of the reasons that people have such a hard time quitting their addiction is because they don’t have […]

    The post Long Term Recovery with Outpatient Alcohol Rehab appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: Finding Safe Benzo Detox

    The Dangers Of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal – Finding Safe Benzo Detox Benzodiazepine medications are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. These drugs can treat anxiety disorders, seizures, and sleep disorders. However, they are also habit-forming and one of the most dangerous types of addictive drugs. Detoxing from benzodiazepines requires a carefully […]

    The post The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: Finding Safe Benzo Detox appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Recovery Support Groups: Alternatives to AA and 12 Step

    During and after recovery from an addiction, support groups are necessary. Support groups give those recovering from addiction a formal support system. Active participation in these groups can reduce the rate of relapse and encourage commitment to recovery. Group members provide support and friendship to others who have suffered from the same addictions. Group members […]

    The post Recovery Support Groups: Alternatives To AA And 12-Step appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    What is Holistic Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    After prolonged drug or alcohol use, the first step to making your life whole again is to rid your body of the toxic substances that fueled the addiction. In addiction treatment, this first essential step is commonly known as detox. In a physiological sense, detox is a process by which harmful chemicals or toxins are […]

    The post What is Holistic Drug and Alcohol Detox? appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The Best Way to Deal with Depression in Addiction Recovery

    Countless Americans struggling with a substance use disorder understand the powerful connection between addiction and depression. In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 3 people suffering from clinical depression will turn to drugs or alcohol in a desperate attempt at self-medication. While drugs and alcohol may be effective in blocking out the painful symptoms […]

    The post The Best Way to Deal with Depression in Addiction Recovery appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Customized Drug Rehab Strategy: Building a Long Term Addiction Rehab and Recovery Plan

    Mainstream treatment options for substance addiction vary significantly in duration, services offered, program focus, cost and projected outcomes. Durations can range from as little as 72 hours and to well over a year. Shorter stays generally yield a higher frequency of relapse. Longer stays, using a holistic treatment protocol, coupled with long-term outpatient addiction treatment […]

    The post Customized Drug Rehab Strategy: Building a Long Term Addiction Rehab and Recovery Plan appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Synthetic Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Health Warning Issued for Baltimore and State of Maryland

    Maryland has had its first case of poisoning from synthetic marijuana that can be tied to the rash of frightening poisonings seen in Illinois. On the heels of this case, Maryland health officials are warning residents to beware of the products, and reiterate the message that these illegal drugs are dangerous and deadly. The drugs […]

    The post Synthetic Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Health Warning Issued for Baltimore and State of Maryland appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    New Jersey Drug Addiction and Needs for Rehab and Recovery Treatment

    The United States is combatting the opioid crisis on several fronts. At the legislative level, lawmakers have begun regulating the dispersal of prescription opioid drugs. In New Jersey, for instance, a law passed in 2017 now limits the initial prescription fill on any opioid-based medication to 5 pills – a proactive first step to regulate […]

    The post The Opioid Crisis In New Jersey appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Getting Help for a Loved One With Mental Health Issues and Substance Abuse

    Trying to help a loved-one overcome a drug or alcohol abuse disorder is hard, and when that person is also struggling with a co-occurring mental health condition, it’s easy to give in to feelings of hopelessness and despair. However, the professionals at many dual diagnosis treatment centers understand how substance abuse and mental health disorders […]

    The post Getting Help for a Loved One With Mental Health Issues and Substance Abuse appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Successful Addiction Recovery

    When someone has an addiction and a mental health illness, it is called a dual diagnosis. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about one-third of people dealing with a substance abuse problem also suffer from some form of mental illness. Mental illness and addiction are common, treatable conditions that many […]

    The post The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Successful Addiction Recovery appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Agoraphobia and Substance Abuse: Differences and Similarities to Anxiety and Codependency

    Sometimes I can’t leave my house. I want to. I want to take my son to the movies and go on lunch dates. I want to shop at Walmart without sweating, rushing and having to take my father or brother with me. But I can’t. The fear is paralyzing, terrifying. Mustering up the courage to […]

    The post Agoraphobia and Substance Abuse: Differences and Similarities to Anxiety and Codependency appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia have been hit especially hard by the opioid crisis in America. While Virginia isn’t the worst state in the U.S. when it comes to opioid overdoses and deaths – West Virginia was the hardest hit – Virginia has seen record increases in the amount of people […]

    The post Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Virginia appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses in New Haven Connecticut

    Ninety-five residents of New Haven, Connecticut are being treated for what is suspected to be overdosing on synthetic marijuana and possibly fentanyl. Early reports describe a chaotic scene in the New Haven Green, a downtown New Haven city park just west of Wooster Square. For emergency crews treating those at the scene, this appeared to […]

    The post Synthetic Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl May Be to Blame for 90-Plus Overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The world has only recently begun to recognize the serious and long-lasting effects that traumatic experiences have on an individual. The effects of trauma and PTSD have long been seen in trauma survivors, but the medical community simply did not know how to address the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or how to give […]

    The post Trauma and PTSD: Dual Diagnosis Treatment Helps PTSD and Addiction appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Prescription Medications That Require Medical Detox Treatment - Maryland Recovery

    For years it took many people by surprise, but more and more people are becoming aware that dozens of the medications that doctors prescribe can be addictive. Whether through misuse or prolonged use of a drug, a physical and psychological dependence can develop. Close to 150,000 people were admitted into a substance abuse treatment program […]

    The post What Medications Require Prescription Drug Detox? appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    What Is Cyclical Depression Cyclothymia Dysthymia Chronic Depression - Maryland Recovery

    Cyclical depression, or “recurrent depression,” can occur, abate and reoccur throughout the span of a person’s life. It can be difficult to self-diagnose, since emotions fluctuate. Cyclical depression often overlaps other forms of depression and anxiety, including premenstrual syndrome and seasonal affective disorder (SAD); therefore, it requires careful monitoring and attention to various co-occurring emotional […]

    The post What Is Cyclical Depression? Cyclothymia, Dysthymia, Chronic Depression and Depressive Disorders appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Benefits of Narcan Maryland Pharmaceutical Company - Maryland Recovery

    You’ve probably heard of the opioid overdose reversal drug called Narcan, but did you know its manufacturer was based overseas? Now, the owner of Narcan will not only be stateside, but it will be right here in Maryland. In August, a Gaithersburg, Maryland pharmaceutical company named Emergent Biosolutions acquired Adapt Pharma, the Dublin, Ireland-based maker […]

    The post Narcan Now Owned by Maryland Pharmaceutical Company: The Benefits of Narcan appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Do Hangover-Prevention Supplements Miss the Mark on Alcohol Addiction

    In a society that seems to favor deception instead of accountability, those immersed in overconsumption of drugs and alcohol have an uphill battle in controlling the craving and cycle of use. It’s a reality we see and deal with 24 hours a day here at Maryland Recovery. When a relatively new product was brought to […]

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    The Struggle in Admitting the Need for Addiction Help and Getting on Medication

    It can be very difficult for a person to admit that he or she has a substance abuse problem, but it can be equally as stressful to accept the need for medication in recovery. There are many social stigmas surrounding medication, particularly when it comes to chronic conditions and mental illnesses. Treating these issues is […]

    The post The Struggle in Admitting the Need for Addiction Help and Getting on Medication appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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