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What Causes Addiction

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is complicated. So many things can cause it, and so many things can’t. There are a multitude of myths and misconceptions surrounding addiction, so let’s get down to the truth. That’s what we’re addressing in today’s blog: what causes addiction. More specifically, what causes drug addiction?

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Different Ways to Take Suboxone

Suboxone is a mixture of naloxone and buprenorphine. Like with many medications, there is more than one way to take it. You can try injections, Suboxone strips and dissolving tablets. So today, we at Direct2Recovery would like to outline the pros and cons of each. 

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What is Rehab

What is Rehab?

When you hear the term “rehab” what do you think of? Do you think of the countless news stories revolving celebrities, do you think of a solution that is only for people who hit rock bottom, or do think of an institution that is built to help people? If you’re like most people, the word comes with negative feelings and imagery. But that’s not the truth about rehab. So, what is rehab?

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How Long Does Sublocade Withdrawal Last?

At Direct2Recovery, we talk a lot about Suboxone. We also talk a lot about Buprenorphine. But what about other medications that we utilize to help our patients on their road to recovery? One of the big ones is Sublocade®. So today, we wanted to go over what Sublocade® is, Sublocade® withdrawal, and much more. 

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Reasons to Get Clean and Take Back Your Life from Addiction

Choosing to get clean from drugs is a huge step and it’s one you should take a lot of pride in making. Making this decision, moving forward with it, and sticking to it will improve your life and will help those around you. You’ll be more than an addict or a former addict — you’ll be an inspiration to yourself and to others. 

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How to Set Good Boundaries for Yourself

Setting good boundaries for yourself is essential in every part of your life, from work, to relationships, and personal struggles. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult at times to stick to those boundaries, and even more so to set reasonable ones. For instance, you can say you’ll only order fast food once a month, but that isn’t always the most reasonable thing to ask yourself to do. 

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How Long Does it Take to Get Over an Addiction

In this blog, we’re not going to pull punches because we at Direct2Recovery believe in sharing the hard truth. So how long does it take to get over an addiction? A lifetime. 

Unfortunately, addiction comes with a huge misconception. You don’t just “get over it.” You learn to live with your history of it by setting lifelong boundaries and finding coping skills that help prevent relapses. 

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine has a long history that many don’t know about. Its first known use occurred over 3000 years ago, back when cocaine was simply the coca plant. Coca is one of the oldest, most potent and most dangerous stimulants of natural origin. Ancient Incas in the Andes chewed its leaves to get their hearts racing and to speed their breathing to counter the effects of living in thin mountain air. 

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What Should You Do If A Family Member has an Opiate Addiction?

When a family member is addicted to opioids, you can feel powerless, guilty, or confused. Let us at Direct2Recovery be the first to say that it’s not your fault. Drug addictions are complex and have numerous factors that go into them — it’s rarely just one instance or one oversight. Many things go into it and you should not blame yourself for it. 

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