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You Ask & We Answer: Life Seems Meaningless Without Drugs

Q. How can I stop using if my life seems boring and meaningless without cocaine? By: Tim W., New Hartford, CT A. It is easy to romanticize drug use and only think of that short-lived feeling of euphoria, but it is important to remember everything else that comes with addiction. The broken relationships, the toll … Continued

What Parents Need to Know About Teens and Opioids

As the opioid epidemic spreads across the country, the number of opioid-related overdoses among teens continues to rise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of deadly overdoses has more than doubled in the last decade. Experts say this is due to the availability of opioids ⎼ prescription painkillers, heroin, … Continued

How to Ask for Help When You Relapse

So, you finished treatment and you are now sober. You are back at home, back to work, back in the real world. You are in recovery, and your friends and family could not be more proud. But when you start to get overwhelmed with stress, your cravings come back, and you miss your addiction. You … Continued

How to Deal with the Stigma of Addiction

The stigma surrounding addiction is undeniable, but it is important to remember that the problem is with society, not with you. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect you. You likely felt it before you entered rehab and now you face the same stigma in recovery. At times, it can be debilitating, and while you … Continued