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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

For the organizers of National Recovery Month, addiction and mental illnesses are problems, just like any other health problem. They believe that celebrating recovery is the same as celebrating triumph over other diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes. In the same focus, prevention techniques can help many communities diminish the influence of the disease of addiction. At Awakenings for…

Heroin’s Effects on Women

Heroin’s Effects on Women

The number of heroin users nationwide jumped 135% from 404,000 users in the year 2002, to 948,000 in 2017 [1] – and the numbers are only growing. With heroin use on the rise, many people are learning more about this drug’s damaging effects on the body. Heroin addiction is dangerous for men and women alike, but the risks for women…

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

In 2012 alone, there were as many opioid prescriptions written as there were adults in the country, 259 million to be exact [1]. This statistic doesn’t even account for the number of benzo prescriptions written in recent years. Prescription pills are on the rise, and their addictive qualities are destroying communities. Illegal pills are increasingly laced with dangerous substances, such…

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