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How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

An addiction to drugs or alcohol doesn’t simply develop overnight. Addiction can start as simple experimentation with a substance or even a doctor’s prescription. When the individual begins a pattern of regular repeated use, a dependency is formed. This causes the person to compulsively seek out their substance of choice — despite jeopardizing their careers, …

What You Need to Know about the Deadly Drug Fentanyl

Fentanyl has been named a major contributor to the nation’s opioid crisis. The synthetic narcotic is responsible for the overdose deaths of celebrities such as Mac Miller, Prince, and Lil Peep. In a May 2018 study, Linda Richter, PhD, director of policy research and analysis for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse stated, …

Dangerous Fentanyl Sales on Craiglist Los Angeles

The online classifieds ad service Craigslist has sections devoted to housing, jobs, items for sale, and community discussion forums. But, as it turns out in recent months, the illegal sale of fentanyl has also flourished on Craigslist. The online platform provides a convenient method for illicit drug dealers to advertise and arrange meetups with their …

Tips for Protecting Your Sobriety in the New Year

Ring In The New Year The holidays can be an especially difficult time for recovering addicts. Drinks are practically everywhere, and with the holiday sales, they’re cheaper than ever. For those who have a lot of problems within the family, it can be easy to give in to temptation and escape either through alcohol or …

5 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Spend Holidays in Treatment

Spending the holiday season in addiction recovery treatment may not sound ideal- and it’s completely understandable. Many people would like to pick and choose the days they are in treatment, especially during the holidays. Yet, you cannot pick and choose the days that addiction overtakes your life. Addiction grips onto every aspect of your life, …