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PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol abuse is well-established. According to the National Center for PTSD, up to three-quarters of people who survive abuse or a violent, traumatic experience report problems with drinking. Healing from trauma can be challenging enough, but when alcohol is added into the mix, things can get even…

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Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

Drinking can be fun in moderation and as a social activity. However, for some people, drinking alcohol can be dangerous. Many people take prescription medicine of some kind, and quite a few prescription drugs do not mix well with alcohol. Sometimes, people intentionally mix prescription drugs with alcohol to enhance their level of intoxication. This…

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Benefits of Attending Rehab in Boston

Traditional mindsets around addiction and rehab have kept many from seeking help and receiving quality care. With newer approaches that are more holistic, modern rehab centers offer long-term support for sober living. When you complete a rehab program, you can more confidently thrive and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol as you enjoy the benefits…

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Signs of Trauma in Women

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, has a stereotype of being a diagnosis mainly given to war veterans. But there are many women who have experienced trauma that causes symptoms of PTSD just as if they have been through war. In a trauma therapy program, women can benefit from feeling safe, respected, and honored in telling…

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Helpful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Completing a rehab program can feel exciting, and it’s something that deserves plenty of celebration. However, maintaining sobriety long after rehab is over can take some serious commitment and consideration. When you join a relapse prevention program in Boston, you can feel more secure and supported in post-rehab sobriety that lasts. At Greater Boston Addiction…

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Dangers of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is much stronger even than morphine, a natural painkiller. The potency and effects of fentanyl make it highly addictive with a high risk of overdose. Understanding the dangers of fentanyl can help you in avoiding addiction if possible and in getting fentanyl addiction treatment if needed. At Greater…

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Side Effects of Heroin Abuse

When heroin addiction takes over someone’s life, it can have devastating effects on their health, relationships, and career. Knowing the signs of heroin abuse in yourself or a loved one can help you know when it’s time to find a heroin addiction treatment program. Heroin abuse can stay hidden and do damage to someone’s body…

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Staying Sober This 4th of July

The 4th of July is synonymous with beach days, music festivals, pool parties, and fun in the sun. But, for those who are interested in staying sober, July 4th can be a challenge. This is because the summer holiday is antithetical to sober living. Instead, Independence Day is often centered around drinking alcohol, which means…