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Find Your In-Home Path to Recovery

At Aware Recovery Care, we understand that getting away from real life for addiction treatment is not always possible – or comfortable. Challenges Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community And as we celebrate Pride Month, we are mindful of the unique challenges this community faces, including addiction and suicidal thoughts at

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Moderate Drinking and Birth Abnormalities

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have found that even low to moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy can impact prenatal development. Study Overview and Lead Researcher The study, published in Alcohol Clinical & Experimental Research, was led by Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva, MD, PhD, MPH, professor and assistant dean

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Understanding Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox typically refers to physical withdrawal symptoms that can be experienced when cutting down or stopping regular heavy alcohol intake, as well as the accompanying medical treatment process. Alcohol detox is the first step in the journey of long-term recovery. Today, we will review A) why physical withdrawal symptoms

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What the Solar Eclipse Teaches Us About Addiction Recovery

In the grand tapestry of the cosmos, few celestial events capture our collective fascination quite like a solar eclipse. As the moon gracefully slides between the earth and the sun, a shadow descends, casting a momentary veil of darkness upon the world below. These awe-inspiring spectacles serve as potent reminders

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Death Sentence by Denial: Rhode Island and Alabama Turn Their Back on Addiction Treatment While Opioid-Related Deaths in Both States Soar

Last month, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a joint statement strongly encouraging the use of telehealth to treat opioid use disorder. Specifically, they encouraged the use of telehealth appointments to prescribe the lifesaving medication Buprenorphine,

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New Study Reveals Insights on Opioid Dependence Risk Factors

A recent study[i] by researchers from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and the Yale School of Medicine explores the connection between genetic and psychosocial factors in predicting opioid use disorder. Joseph Deak, Ph.D., co-lead author, highlighted the progress in understanding genetic and environmental influences on opioid use disorder but emphasized

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