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Those coping with addiction know the power of cravings. This incredible desire that yearns to be satisfied by going back to your addiction. By becoming aware of your cravings and learning how to manage them, you can avoid relapse and stay on track with your recovery. Click below for more information on cravings and techniques for resisting them.
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A study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University concluded that 32% of respondents were unable to identify the signs of pill addiction. With America in the midst of what is being called “the worst drug crisis in history,” this is an alarming finding. In 2016 alone, more than 59,000 people died of drug overdoses, many of which were the result of prescription opioid use. Click below to learn about some common warning signs of prescription abuse.
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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) there has been an increasing trend in mental health issues among millennials, leading to an increase in prescribing medications to manage these mental health issues. Recent studies show that 57 percent of mental health patients are treated with medications without any type of psychotherapy. There are also direct links found between prescription drugs and illicit drugs. Click below to learn more about millennials and addiction.
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Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reported to be awarding nearly $30 million in new funding to states across the country. The $28.6 million awarded by the CDC will go to states which are funded through its Overdose Prevention in States program. This also includes a trio of programs that provide opioid prevention resources. Click below to learn more about this new funding and how it will be used.
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Has opioid addiction become a middle class phenomenon? For several years there has been a shift in those using heroin, placing the middle class in the midst of the heroin epidemic. This change in the use of heroin from the city to the suburbs appears to be related to the abuse of prescription narcotics. It is not uncommon for people to be prescribed these medications by a doctor to manage pain, then become dependent on it for their day to day life. Click below to learn more.
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Help is out there! Do not be afraid to reach out & ask for help today! 844-TALK-ANS
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Help is out there! Do not be afraid to reach out & ask for help today! 844-TALK-ANS
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According to a recent government report, overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite efforts to combat the epidemic. In 2016 the third quarter saw all drug overdose deaths peak at 19.9 cases for every 100,000 people, compared to the 16.7 in the same period as the previous year. Click below to learn more about the ongoing drug overdose epidemic.
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Anger is something that must be addressed in addiction recovery. Someone who is unable to process their anger in a healthy way may use drugs as a coping mechanism. Learning to express the anger in an appropriate manner can not only be beneficial for their personal and professional life but also for recovery. Click below to learn more about anger in addiction recovery.
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Keep in mind, recovery is a process! Recovery requires patience, faith, and commitment. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, we can help. Call A New Start, Inc. today at (561) 571-8849.
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