Addiction and its Effects on Pregnancy

addiction and pregnancy

When I was pregnant the last time, I was in a full-blown addiction. I was more worried about getting my next fix than the unborn child in my stomach. I was in a self-destructive mode and was not concerned with the growing baby. I had no idea what my addiction was causing my unborn baby.…

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Homelessness and Addiction

Today we are going to talk about how homelessness affects people with addiction. I have been a part of this stage of my life just as crowds of people in this world. It is really a tough situation especially when your mental stage of life is gone. A lot of times it starts at childhood…

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Mixing These Medications With Alcohol Can Accelerate Liver Damage

medication mixed with alcohol

Medication warnings don’t tell you this When my father died of alcoholic liver disease in 2016, I wanted to understand how this condition happened. As a former nurse, I should have known that he was sick, but the truth is we didn’t. Liver disease can be sneaky, and liver failure, especially from alcoholism, can happen…

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Get Rewarded to Stay Sober with Sobercoin

sobercoin the currency of recovery

Sobercoin is introducing crypto currency into the world of sobriety. With the advancement in technology that Sober Network has been bringing to the table for over 20 years, they continue to stay ahead in the game by releasing Sobercoin to offer incentive to continue with sobriety. Much like a drug stimulates the brain, Sober Network…

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Moving on After Rehab: Guide to a Fresh Start

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Having the initiative to attend rehab takes a lot of strength and self-awareness, but it’s staying sober on your own that will truly improve your quality of life. Luckily, there are resources that can help. Checking in frequently with sober coaches, learning the benefits of moving away, self-care, and celebrating every step of the way,…

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The Role of Telehealth in Addiction and Recovery

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Addiction has killed and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans. Drug Abuse Statistics show that over 20 million Americans aged 12 and over have substance abuse disorder. During the pandemic, many healthcare professionals who treated those with addiction issues had to reduce or stop completely physical in-person treatment plans. Enter telehealth. People battling their…

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You’re Not a “Bad” Person for Drinking Heavily

drinking at a bar

You just need to understand the consequences so you can make informed choices. I have been sober from alcohol for 6 years and I also have a mental health and addictions nursing background. Alcohol addiction runs in my family in a very serious way. I’d say I know a few things about alcohol addiction and…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is one of the most effective treatment methods for addiction recovery. Many patients can benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy because it addresses unhelpful thinking and stressful situations. If you or a loved one are embarking on the road to recovery, take a closer look at how cognitive behavioral therapy…

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What You Need to Know About Heroin Detox

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances on the planet, which means that achieving sobriety can be tough. The first step is to complete a detox. Whether you’re ready to overcome addiction or you’re helping a loved one, here are the things you’ll need to know about a heroin detox. Who Needs a Detox…

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The Process of Heroin Detox

Detox is the only effective way to overcome a heroin addiction. While a heroin detox is challenging, completing it in a medically supervised environment will make it both safer and more comfortable. Learn a little more about the process of detoxing from heroin and what to expect. Who Needs a Detox? There is no safe…

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