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4 Signs of Prescription Opioid Abuse and Addiction

Prescription opioids are a group of drugs prescribed by physicians to help manage pain. There are many different types of opioids, such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin), morphine, and methadone. Some opioids are stronger than others, but all produce similar side effects. Another characteristic all prescription opioids have in…

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The Pros and Cons of Traveling For Rehab

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction but do not get the treatment they need to overcome it. Delaying substance abuse treatment for months or even years can have some serious consequences, including long-term damage to your physical and mental health, financial issues, and legal trouble. Deciding to get treatment…

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Long Term vs Short Term Treatment: Are 12 Days of Rehab Enough?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Effective Treatment, most addicted individuals need at least 90 days in rehab to significantly reduce or stop their substance abuse. Research also suggests the best treatment outcomes tend to occur with longer treatment programs.[1] However, no two individuals are the…

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Does Forcing Someone To Go To Rehab Really Work?

Everyone has their own unique journey towards recovery, and not everyone begins this journey voluntarily. In many cases, friends and family become so concerned about their loved one’s substance abuse that they take extreme measures in forcing them to go to rehab. While many states, including Massachusetts, have involuntary commitment…

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Should I Go Back to Rehab After a Relapse?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse between 40-60% of people who go to substance abuse treatment relapse at least once in their lives.[1] And, many people in recovery relapse several times before achieving long-term sobriety. Relapse, although disheartening, does not make you a failure. Relapse also doesn’t mean…

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Can I Keep My Job While Going to Rehab in Massachusetts?

There are many reasons why people are hesitant to go to rehab. Some people are worried that they cannot afford treatment, some are in denial that they have a problem, and others simply don’t want to stop using drugs and alcohol. However, one major reason why people avoid going to…

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How to Care for Your Family During Rehab

Millions of people in the United States struggle with addiction. Some people live with their addiction for years before getting the help they need, and many more never receive treatment for it. Without treatment, there is little chance of fully recovering from addiction and living a healthy, self-directed life. People…

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PHP vs. IOP: Understanding The Difference

Researching different addiction treatment programs in the Boston area can be confusing. There is a lot of new lingo and jargon that you may not recognize. With terms like “residential,” “intensive inpatient,” “partial hospitalization,” and “IOP” flying around, deciding on a treatment program can be overwhelming. To help you make…

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Medications Used to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who struggle with opioid use disorder who go to detox without medical assistance are very likely to relapse and begin using opioids once again.[1] One way treatment programs help support people who are addicted to prescription opioids or heroin is by…

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5 Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Addiction and alcoholism are progressive and deadly diseases of the mind, body, and spirit. They require a whole-person approach for a full recovery. While behavioral therapy and peer support groups play a vital role in the recovery process, the FDA has approved several different medications that effectively treat opioid and…

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