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What Are The Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal?

The United States is currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses are increasing mainly due to an increase in the use of opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. In 2015, over 52,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses which jumped to…

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What is Fentanyl?

Since President Trump declared the In early August, the opioid crisis was declared an emergency by President Trump. This declaration emphasizes the magnitude of drug addiction currently plaguing the lives of Americans across the United States. The face of addiction isn’t limited to people that are poor or living in bad conditions. An addict can…

How To Help A Friend Who Has A Drug Addiction

In early August, the opioid crisis was declared an emergency by President Trump. This declaration emphasizes the magnitude of drug addiction currently plaguing the lives of Americans across the United States. The face of addiction isn’t limited to people that are poor or living in bad conditions. An addict can be your next-door neighbor, your…

How To Have A Sober Halloween

Stay Sober This October Halloween is a celebration of all things spooky, pumpkin, and ghostly. When we’re children the plan for Halloween is easy. A Halloween night for children is knocking on all the doors in the neighborhood and saying “Trick or Treat!”. But, as an adult Halloween becomes harder because trick or treating is…

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin in Drug Overdose Deaths

The first governmental account of nationwide drug overdose deaths to cover all of 2016 was recently released. Data from this account shows that overdose deaths are growing at a much faster rate than previously thought. According to data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdoses killed about 64,000 people in the United…

Post Hurricane Irma Meridian Treatment Solutions Update

How the Meridian Staff Handled Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma had a huge impact on South Florida. It caused damage to various places and many people were without power for quite awhile. This hurricane brought on a lot of stress for everyone but it was extremely hard on our clients in recovery. Thankfully, Meridian Treatment Solutions…

What is National Recovery Month About?

The national observance of National Recovery Month occurs every September. It’s a time to educate Americans on substance abuse treatment and mental health services that aid addicts on their path of recovery. Due to recovery programs, people with a substance abuse disorder have the ability to lead a healthy and sober life. Additionally, National Recovery…

Inspiring Quotes to Help You Stay Sober

A person going through recovery experiences many highs and lows. These highs and lows continue throughout the rest of their life in an effort to stay sober. It’s not easy to change to a new lifestyle of sobriety. But, it’s extremely worth it. Many days occur where there is low motivation to stay sober. Therapy,…

What Are The Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

The first step in beginning the recovery process for alcohol addiction involves detoxification. However, detoxification from alcohol brings along withdrawal symptoms that range from mild to severe. In a previous blog post, we discussed how long it takes to detox from alcohol, which can be read here. There are a vast array of withdrawal symptoms that…

United States Sees 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdoses

An opioid crisis has been sweeping the nation with an exponential increase in deaths every year. Many states have declared public emergencies on the opioid crisis throughout the year of 2017. Finally, last week President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. This declaration allows states and federal agencies to receive more resources and…

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