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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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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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5 Surprising Benefits of Benzo Addiction Treatment

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and seizures. Though they are highly effective in treating these conditions, benzos can also be addictive. If you or someone you love requires benzo addiction treatment, help is available. At Greater Boston Addiction Centers, we offer comprehensive benzo addiction treatment that can help our…

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3 Benefits of Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a well-known, addictive and illicit drug, having been part of popular culture for decades. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most addictive illicit drugs available today. It gained popularity in the 1980s as a party drug and continues to be a leading cause of death, with one in five overdose deaths related…