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Rehab in Bloomington, Indiana Rehab in Bloomington, Indiana

There is more than corn in Indiana! Nestled in southern Indiana, just an hour south of Indianapolis, is Bloomington. You may have heard of Indiana University, John Cougar Mellencamp, coach Bobby Knight, Lake Monroe, or the movie “Breaking Away” starring Dennis Quaid,that was filmed in Bloomington. These are a few of the reasons pilgrims from […]

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Methamphetamine Withdrawal and Detox Methamphetamine Withdrawal and Detox

Amphetamines have been used for decades to treat obesity, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and narcolepsy.  To understand amphetamine’s not-so-distant relative, methamphetamine, imagine Superman’s offspring. Methamphetamine is Superman’s highly powerful child, with strength 100 times greater than Superman. Methamphetamine (“meth”) is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant, often used in powder or crystal form that can […]

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A new normal...temporarily. A new normal...temporarily.

COVID-19 has created a new normal in our lives, at least temporarily. I thought after my first year in recovery that I wouldn't have anymore "firsts." For most of us that have lived through the opioid pandemic, COVID-19 feels familiar. In this article you will learn al about the nine dimensions of wellness and recovery. […]

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What Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy teaches us about recovery from addiction What Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy teaches us about recovery from addiction

Every year on the 3rd Monday in January, we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This legacy includes a steadfast dedication to the rights and liberties of all. MLK Jr.'s legacy arguably can be celebrated on a daily basis by advocating for the rights and liberties of those with substance use disorder. His […]

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Can marijuana help you maintain sobriety? Can marijuana help you maintain sobriety?

The United States is a weed nation, and we’re not talking about the weeds in your garden.  From Snoop Dogg, the great inhale debate of presidential campaigns, and CBD, cannabis has proliferated pop culture, politics, and our daily lives. For people in recovery, this brings with it challenges and choices.  Due to the changing landscape […]

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The Impact of Culture on Substance Use and Treatment The Impact of Culture on Substance Use and Treatment

One metaphor for culture is an iceberg. Only a small part is visible while the rest lies hidden. What we first see in others are dress, habits, manners, behaviors, and sometimes customs. What we cannot see is knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, values, and assumptions belonging to each individual as a part of their unique culture. The […]

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