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Dealing with Addiction During Pregnancy

When a person is faced with addiction and pregnancy, everything seems complicated and impossible. Dependency or addiction means an individual is unable to stop using drugs or alcohol even if they want to do so because the substances have caused changes to their brain chemistry. Without the substance, individuals have extreme difficulty functioning properly and…

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What are Stimulant Drugs?

Drug abuse and substance abuse are among the most pressing issues facing society today. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up getting hooked on drugs from a prescription at first. Even though many people have focused on the dangers of opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse, and rightly so, they are far from the only…

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

When it comes to drug abuse and addiction, there are numerous culprits. One of the most common is heroin. Heroin addiction is a significant problem, and it can lead to a wide variety of dangerous symptoms. Unfortunately, many people end up in the clutches of heroin addiction stemming from prescription medication abuse. A lot of…

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How Does Drug Abuse Affect the Heart?

Most illegal substances have unseen physical health effects. Rarely do we consider the potential health risks to our bodies if they are not externally apparent. Nearly every illegal substance negatively affects the heart in both short and long terms ways. Stimulants may be the most dangerous class of drugs for our hearts. Drug abuse and…

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Four Stages of Detox

Almost all substance addictions will start with detox. This is the process of clearing an individual’s system of drugs or alcohol so they can focus on treatment rather than the withdrawal symptoms that arise from addiction. There are four main stages of detox, as well as a significant need for aftercare. Oceanfront Recovery can guide…

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Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

Holidays like Thanksgiving are some of the most challenging times for people living with alcohol addiction. Alcohol is everywhere, and the holidays are often painful too. Learning how to manage recovery during the Holidays is key to maintaining sobriety. Individuals can make enjoying a sober Thanksgiving easy by following some simple guidelines. How to Enjoy…