10 Signs you need help

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Knowing when you need help with substance use may be hard to identify. This is particularly true if you have used for a long time and feel like you have a handle on the situation. A lot of people have the same problem you do. In 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans needed help with...

What is Buprenorphine: Uses, Effects

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If you suffer from addiction, you’ve probably heard of buprenorphine. This drug is sold under a number of different brand names, and its primary purpose is to help people overcome opioid addiction. While many scientific sources view buprenorphine as a promising treatment for opioid addiction, this drug comes with inherent risks, and you should be...

Ways Alcohol Affects Sleep

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  You might drink to help yourself fall asleep, but that nightly wine or beer could be doing more harm than good. We may not intend to rob ourselves of well-deserved rest when we drink, but there’s plenty of scientific evidence that proves drinking wrecks our sleeping patterns and prevents us from feeling as restored and...

How Alcoholism Almost Ruined Royce Da 5’9

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Royce Da 5’9, the stage name of Detroit-born rapper Ryan Montgomery, met his wife in high school. They were in the same Spanish class, but when he spotted her blaring from the latest Roots album from the speakers of her mom’s car, she really caught his attention. They quickly bonded over their shared musical tastes...

How to Stay Sober this Summer

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Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and bring out the barbeque with friends and family. For recovering addicts, this season can be a difficult time to practice sobriety when the temptations seem to be magnified. Luckily, if you have gone through drug and alcohol treatment, you have the tools...