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9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes the truest portrayals of complicated issues like substance abuse and addiction come from pieces of art like a painting or a song. In fact, it’s been clinically proven that music therapy can have a [...]

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Is Remeron (Mirtazapine) Worth the Risk of Addiction to Help with Depression?

May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Mirtazapine Use Mirtazapine is a newer medicine belonging to the group called tetracyclic antidepressants. Also, known as cyclic antidepressants, the original antidepressants were developed in the 1950’s. Although effective and a much better alternative than [...]

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Being An Adult Child Of An Alcoholic Parent

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Alcoholism can be very destructive for both the alcoholic and his or her family and friends – the adult child of an alcoholic (“ACoA”) often feels this burden the most. The inappropriate behavior caused by [...]

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Clonidine Addiction Explained

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

While clonidine addiction isn’t necessarily the most common type of addiction today, its effects on the body, mind, and on an individual’s life can be just as destructive as many other drugs.   In this [...]

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Are Privacy Laws Helping or Hindering Addiction Treatment?

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Privacy Laws and Addiction - 42 CFR part 2 The question of privacy laws and how they conflict with addiction treatment is a challenging issue for those in the medical industry. The Surgeon General Vivek [...]

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Ibogaine Treatment and Uses Explored

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

**Disclaimer: Northpoint Recovery does not endorse the use of ibogaine for addiction treatment or for any other purpose as it is not currently approved by the FDA as safe or effective at treating any medical [...]

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Mindfulness as a Step Toward Sobriety

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Mindfulness, which includes a collection of practices designed to slow down your thoughts and cultivate your awareness, can help you get to the next phase of your recovery journey. No matter where you are on [...]

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Kratom: Is It Safe & Effective?

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

What Is Kratom? Kratom is a poorly understood but very controversial drug among those who are familiar with it. Many people use kratom as an alternative to prescription opioids for treating pain. Others use kratom [...]

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If Women Feel More Chronic Pain, Are They More At Risk To Abuse Pain Medication?

May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Women might be more likely to develop chronic pain conditions than men, but would this increase the risk of them abusing their pain medication? There’s been a lot of controversy regarding this topic. The evidence [...]

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The Connection Between Addiction and Suicide

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Suicide is one of the main dangers of an addiction to drugs or alcohol. The risks of suicide are much higher if you have an addiction compared to someone who doesn’t. There are various factors [...]

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