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The Link Between Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

What Are Opioids? Opioids are effective for treating moderate to severe pain, especially chronic pain. But, when taken for the long-term, the risks of becoming addicted to the painkillers increases…

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Chronic Pain?

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Chronic Pain? Research indicates that anywhere from 25% to 50% of American adults will suffer from chronic pain at one time or another….

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Enabling the Addict

Note: This post on enabling the addict is once again from our contributor B.H. and it explores her experience with her son’s addiction.  What Does It Mean to Be Enabling…

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Treatment Approaches for Chronic Pain

How Is Chronic Pain Treated And What Are Pain Management Approaches? Chronic pain is the leading cause of long-term disabilities and is the most common cause for people to access…

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The Five Most Common Types of Chronic Pain

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, pain affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes all combined. Approximately one out of every four Americans, which is 76.2…

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Self-Care When You Love An Addict

Note: This is from contributor B.H. who regularly shares her stories as she’s gone through her son’s addiction and recovery journey.  The Importance of Self-Care when Your Child is Addicted…

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The Inevitable Worry of a Parent

Note: This is from contributing writer B.H. and it highlights her struggles and the worry and anxiety she has felt throughout her son’s journey with addiction and recovery.  Many parents…

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What to Expect When Your Child Enters Rehab

Note: This is from writer B.H. sharing her experiences of what it’s like to have a child going to rehab and the feelings she experienced during this time. What’s It…

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The Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Immedidate Effects of Alcohol When you drink alcohol, it has more effects on the body that you might initially realize. From the second that you consume the first sip, alcohol…

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The Difference between a Relapse and a Slip

Note: This post is another from our contributing writer B.H. who has been regularly sharing her stories and experiences with her son’s struggle with addiction.  When an addict completes a…

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