*Melanie has struggled with her weight all of her life. She was teased as a teenager for being chubby and she tried Weight Watchers many times in college. Her weight a roller coaster of numbers. Until her twenties when she tried methamphetamine one night at a concert with friends. The high was beyond anything she ever
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Finding the right treatment path for an individual at the beginning of their recovery can be difficult when underlying mental health issues may be part of the substance abuse disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines this as comorbidity, or when two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person simultaneously. Another term you
In July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released some surprising statistics on heroin use in the United States. Use of heroin has increased across most demographic areas including income levels, gender and age groups. According to the statistics the largest increase in use came in groups with historically low rates of using the drug.
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