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5 Recovery Myths That May Surprise You


Addiction and recovery are full of myths and misinformation. This is partly because we are far from knowing all there is to know about addiction, the brain, how to best treat addiction and the process of recovery. The more we know, the more questions we have. A lot of the information that continues to circulate […]

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A Brief History of Addiction Treatment & Rehab


We’re fortunate today to have the benefit of hindsight and decades of research. With our knowledge comes more effective treatments and the saving of hundreds, thousands, and even millions of lives. However, there are still many miles left to go. We may have a thorough understanding of the disease of addiction, but we’ve still barely […]

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Why Opiate Painkillers are No Better Than Heroin


There are many drugs to which a person can become addicted. In fact, there are even a number of behaviors that research has found can be quite addictive and disruptive to one’s daily life and health. Even so, more often than not when we consider the disease of addiction, we think of alcohol and drugs, […]

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Bills Address New Jersey Addiction Treatment


A few days ago, we posted an article on some new developments for New Jersey addiction treatment. There were efforts to provide better access to addiction rehab centers at both community and government levels. As was said then, addiction has become a part of life in New Jersey. Drugs — especially heroin and painkillers such as […]