Where California Stands in the Nationwide Opioid Epidemic

Where California Stands in the Nationwide Opioid Epidemic - addiction epidemic in americaStated as the deadliest drug crisis in American history, the opioid epidemic is not only killing people, but it’s also stealing friends, mothers, fathers, children, lovers.

Nationwide, drug overdoses have now risen to the leading cause of accidental death according to the United States Center for Disease Control, which states that 91 people die from drug overdoses per day in America. This number includes deaths caused by heroin and prescription pain relievers.

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5 Foods Your Body Needs During Recovery

5 Foods Your Body Needs During Recovery - fruits and vegetablesIt’s no secret that a well-balanced, nutritious diet is essential to the longevity and quality of life.

But when you are in the process of recovering from substance abuse, concentrating efforts toward a healthy diet can seem like punishment.

The truth is, after having made the decision to stop using a substance, it’s easy to justify eating comfort foods like pepperoni pizza and brownies.

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What to Expect When Detoxing from Methamphetamine

What to Expect When Detoxing from MethamphetamineMethamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that can induce addiction within just a few uses.

Similar in chemical composition to amphetamine, meth is a stimulant that provides the user with euphoric-like rush, feelings of grandiosity, and sleeplessness that can last as long as twelve hours following a dose. This high is then followed by an intense crash.

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Creative Writing Therapy and Recovery

Creative Writing Therapy and Recovery - paper and penMany people think that writing is only for those born with a metaphorical pen in hand.

That if you aren’t writing sonnets in middle school or best-selling novels in your twenties, you aren’t a “writer.” But this claim is far from the truth.

As both a person in recovery and an instructor of creative writing for a women’s recovery center, I’ve experienced firsthand the positive role a writing practice can play in a person’s recovery.

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