Category: Addiction

What Is Kratom and Is It Legal In Massachusetts?

What Is Kratom and Is It Legal In Massachusetts?

Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. The tree’s leaves contain compounds that have mind-altering effects and are used for medicinal and recreational purposes in some cultures. Even though there isn’t much scientific evidence for kratom’s...
How Common Is DUI In Massachusetts?

How Common Is DUI In Massachusetts?

Despite commercials and billboard advertisements warning about driving while intoxicated, approximately 28 people in the United States die from drunk-driving crashes every day. Despite what you might think, this number — while still too high — represents a downward...
The Latest on the Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Latest on the Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

Even though prescription opioids are designed to relieve pain, the misuse of these prescription drugs has led to a national crisis. Massachusetts has been especially affected by the opioid epidemic. In 2015, more than 1,000 of the state’s residents died from...
The Power of Denial and How To Overcome It

The Power of Denial and How To Overcome It

Misusing addictive substances can cause you to live in denial. This refusal to accept reality can take the form of lying about addictive habits, ignoring consequences, minimizing family and friends’ concerns for your health, or rationalizing your alcohol and drug use....
Why Abstinence Is So Important During Recovery

Why Abstinence Is So Important During Recovery

Recovering from addiction requires a series of lifestyle changes that help individuals regain control of their lives. One of the biggest changes is a commitment to abstain or avoid drugs and alcohol entirely. Abstinence doesn’t address the behaviors, emotions, and...

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