How to Identify Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Every single day, there are more than 100 people all across the U.S. who die as a result of an opiate overdose. The opiate epidemic has spiraled out of control, and it's currently taking a huge toll on millions of American families. If you know someone who is addicted to heroin, fentanyl, prescription pain relievers, [...]

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Marc Corinaldi

Chef Chef Marc received his basic culinary training working in French restaurants in the Washington D.C. metro area and attending L'Academie de Cuisine; learning, nurtured, and being guided by acclaimed "Stared" chefs. This gave him a basic foundation in the various departments within a restaurant- from Butchering, to soups and stock production, ordering, creating seasonal [...]

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Syerita Morris, LMFT, LMHC

Outpatient Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor Syerita recently moved to the Northern Virginia area from Florida. She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and her M.A. in Counselor Education with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. Syerita loves the fields of History and Archaeology, and enjoys watching documentaries. She [...]

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Loving an Addict: A Non-Addict’s Guide to the Recovery Process

Addiction is a family disease. When one person in the family is addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is highly likely that the whole family is also suffering from the effects of this insidious disease. Families of addicts and alcoholics may want to help their loved ones, but often they have been caught up in [...]

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Amanda Stowe

Program Assistant

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What to Do If a Loved One Relapses

Unfortunately, relapse is something that most recovering alcoholics and drug addicts will have to deal with at some point. According to one study that was done, about two-thirds of all recovering addicts end up relapsing within the first year of their recovery. And while the relapse rate dips to just 15 percent after five years [...]

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What Are Opiates And Why Are They Addictive?

What are opiates, and what makes them dangerous? You might have heard about the "opiate crisis." Maybe you've even had someone in your life struggle from opiate addiction. But you also know that opiates are often prescribed by doctors. How could a prescription medication come with so many issues? The answer lies in understanding what [...]

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Richard Pope, CSAC-A

Program Assistant

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How Children Can Cope When They Have Drug Addicted Parents

Drug dependency is nothing new in the United States. In fact, The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism predicts that at least 25% of children under the age of eighteen are exposed to substance abuse while growing up. That means one in four kids are growing up in a home with alcoholic or drug [...]

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What Is Rehab Like? Your Guide to a Day in Rehab

Are you considering treatment options for an alcohol or drug problem? Addiction is a harrowing disease that has been linked to major health risks, including death. In 2015, alcohol-related deaths claimed the lives of 88,000 Americans, according to U.S. News. And, projections for the following year show that drug-related deaths were expected to reach almost [...]

By | July 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Is Rehab Like? Your Guide to a Day in Rehab

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