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opioid cravings

Healthy Ways to Curb Opioid Cravings

We’ve all felt cravings before, some minor and some intense. However none are as intense as when you’re addicted to something, whether it be caffeine, sugar, or drugs. No matter what the substance is, cravings are normal. Hard to ignore, yes, but normal. Opioid cravings in particular are difficult to overcome because your brain chemistry has literally changed to need the drug. However, there are healthy ways to curb these opioid cravings to make them more manageable. 

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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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cocaine addiction rehab

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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addicted to opioids

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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types of telemedicine

What Are Different Types of Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows anyone to receive counseling and see a doctor without leaving their home. There are a few types of telemedicine: it can be done over the phone, over a video call, through a website portal, or in a hybrid model. However it is done, it was created to make healthcare accessible. 

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How does therapy work

How Does Therapy Work for Substance Use?

We understand that therapy and counseling often come with a negative stigma. Despite that, time and time again, therapy and counseling have proven that they are for everyone and that they really do help. When it comes to substance use disorder, the methods are a little different but the core value is still the same: to help you work through a problem. 

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