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Apps For Recovery 3

An essential part of recovery is focusing on one’s health to ensure that mind, body, and spirit work together to stay motivated. In today’s world, stresses come from all angles; so it is important to have tools ready to safeguard against them. Everyone takes their health for granted until they get sick. The best way … Continued

Avoiding a Dangerous School Year

As the new school year starts, college students have gathered everything they need to get started: computer, pens, notebooks, and for some, drugs and/or alcohol. For many first time college students, going away to school is often their first time away from home for a significant length of time. Students want and need to fit … Continued

From Humans of New York: Addiction as a Family Disease

Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York (HONY) is a photoblog and bestselling book featuring street portraits and interviews collected in New York City. With more than eight million followers on social media, HONY now provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York … Continued

How your brain heals after quitting heroin.

After a person quits using heroin, their body immediately starts to heal itself. See how the brain heals itself.

How Heroin Affects the Brain

Addictive substances — including heroin and prescription pain killers — send dopamine levels surging in the small localized area of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, which is the main reward center that is responsible for the reinforcing effects of substances of abuse and simply just “feeling good.” Addicted persons and first-time users get the … Continued