Addiction and recovery

Get the latest information and resources about addiction and recovery.

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What Does an Opioid Overdose Do to the Body?
It starts with slowed breathing, which might stop altogether.

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How to Get Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal
Understand the symptoms of withdrawal and find resources to help you quit opioids.

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How to Treat Substance Use Disorders
No matter what your goals, there are many substance use disorder treatment options and programs.

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Side Effects of Opioid Medication
Opioids are powerful drugs with potentially significant side effects. Here’s what you need to know.

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Understanding Heroin Addiction
Learning the facts about heroin addiction, treatment, and recovery so you can get the help you need....

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6 Warning Signs of Substance Use Disorder
Signs of substance abuse can be hard to recognize. Here’s how to spot the clues and how to get help....

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Naloxone: The Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses
Learn how the medication works to quickly restore breathing—and where you can find it.

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Does secondhand smoke contain harmful chemicals?
Secondhand smoke contains 4,000 chemicals; 250 of those chemicals are harmful to us and 50 cause can...

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How to Avoid a Relapse During Stressful Times
When holiday stress starts to feel overwhelming, these tips will help you stay clean and sober.

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How Does an Opioid Addiction Start?
Understand the physical and mental factors at play—and why overdose deaths are on the rise.