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Key Facts About Klonopin Withdrawal

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a member of a family of drugs called benzodiazepines (or benzos) and it’s among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Klonopin is intended for the

5 Ways to Help Someone Get Addiction Help

Helping someone you care about who has a substance use disorder is never easy. Fortunately, with your support, your loved one will have an increased chance of recovery. While each

What to Expect in a Sober Living Home

After inpatient addiction treatment, you might be worried about how you’ll adjust to daily life outside of a monitored environment. This is where a sober living home can become a

Staying Healthy and Focused in Early Recovery

Addiction is a chronic disease that requires constant management. It’s similar to living life with diabetes or heart disease; making healthy lifestyle changes is essential for keeping relapse at bay.

Jobs at High Risk for Addiction

What you do for a living can have big impact on your risk for addiction. This is because some jobs inherently have more stress, longer hours, a faster pace or

Common Excuses to Avoid Rehab

Unfortunately, it’s common for people with a substance use disorder to resist treatment and make up excuses to escape rehab. Many experts say that people can’t be pushed into recovery

Healthy Ways to Prevent Relapse in Recovery

Addiction is a lifelong illness and, like other chronic diseases, you’ll need to learn ways to manage it on a day-to-day basis. This includes strategies to help prevent relapse. What

Treating Physical vs. Psychological Addiction

Addiction is both physical and psychological – meaning it not only impacts the body but it also impacts the mind. Physical addiction, for instance, causes your body to become dependent

Auto Accidents Up in States That Legalized Marijuana

Here’s yet another downside of legalizing recreational marijuana: more auto accidents. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute said that crashes in

Study: Pot Can Reprogram Sperm Genes

If you’re a man of child-bearing age, here’s yet another reason to stop using marijuana. A new study suggests that smoking pot can cause a number of genetic changes to