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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

Heroin abuse continues to cause pain and misery for thousands each year. This powerfully addictive drug can send your life into a tailspin, putting you at grave risk of death from overdose. Given the extent of the heroin epidemic in this country, gaining knowledge about heroin overdose symptoms is a wise move. Recognizing the symptoms…

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The Importance of a Support Network from an Alumni Program

No one should go through addiction recovery alone. No matter the stage of addiction recovery, a strong support system is essential to maintaining sobriety. For some, family and sober friends can help provide support throughout early recovery and later in life. However, often family members have difficulty understanding their loved one’s experience of addiction. Finding…

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Mocktail Ideas for an Alcohol-Free Holiday

The holidays can be challenging. Family stress, economic pressure, and winter weather can bring many people more stress than joy during the last months of the year. For those in recovery, the holidays can be especially hard. Social drinking, holiday beverages, and the desire to drink all increase during holiday stress. For those who want…

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Hosting a Sober Holiday Gathering

The holidays are often celebrated with the toasts and cheers of alcoholic drinks at family or office parties. This can be a challenging time for people who suffer from alcohol use disorder and substance addiction in Georgia and elsewhere. You, a family member, or a friend may be in their recovery process during this special…

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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and seeking help at an addiction recovery program takes courage and strength. Every September at Atlanta Detox Center we celebrate National Recovery Month. This is a time to reflect on that courage and strength, as well as the heart and soul of the treatment professionals who…

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Celebrating Fourth of July When You’re Detoxing from Alcohol

The Fourth of July is a celebration full of barbecues, fireworks, and, for many, alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are often part of the party. What should you do if you are detoxing from alcohol during this national holiday? Can you celebrate and still detox from alcohol? Or, do you need to go to…