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The Effects of Painkillers on the Brain and Body

July 2, 2014
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Drug abuse of painkillers can cause harmful effects on the brain and body of the person using the substance. Painkillers can refer to a number of both over-the-counter (OTC), prescription and illicit drugs, but more often than not related to narcotic painkillers like Percocet, OxyContin and […]

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Creating a Recovery Ready Maryland

June 30, 2014
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Maryland Addiction Recovery Center is happy to be aligning with the national organization Young People in Recovery and working with the new YPR-Maryland chapter to create a “recovery ready Maryland”. Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, making […]

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Knowing the Cost of Addiction Treatment

June 26, 2014
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It is no secret that drug rehab can be expensive. Although there are many different levels of substance abuse treatment, it is important for a parent, family or loved one to be aware of the cost of addiction treatment for their suffering loved one. Using substance abuse […]

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The Disease of Alcoholism: A bit of history

June 23, 2014
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Since 1952, alcoholism has been classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Alcoholism and addiction are defined as a chronic, progressive, incurable illness. ASAM (the American Society of Addiction Medicine) defines addiction as the following:

“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory […]

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