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Red Ribbon Week

How to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week 

Many Americans remember Red Ribbon Week from grade school, but if you’re passionate about drug prevention, there’s a good reason to put this important event back on your calendar.  Celebrated during the last week of October, Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide campaign to educate young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. By … Continued

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marijuana and pregnancy

Smoking Weed While Pregnant: Why Use Is on the Rise, and What the Experts Say

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, marijuana use among expectant mothers doubled between 2002 and 2017 to an estimated 7% overall. As many as 12% of mothers said they’ve used marijuana during their first trimester. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) further reveals that marijuana is the most-used illicit … Continued

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What Is Phenibut? Experts Share What You Need to Know

What Is Phenibut? Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union to treat anxiety. Today, Russia and other Eastern European countries still use the drug to treat depression, alcoholism, and a range of other ailments, from post-traumatic stress disorder to motion sickness. Although many countries have banned medical … Continued

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How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

How long drugs stay in your system can depend on many factors, including the substance, dosage, your metabolism, and even your tolerance. How long you can detect a drug in your system also depends on the test used and how it was performed. Here’s what you need to know. Factors That Impact How Long a … Continued

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Sprout Health Group Recognizes National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness of drug & alcohol addiction. Here’s what to know.   In the midst of a global pandemic, substance abuse has quietly become a parallel health crisis. In addition to a rise in opioid use, an analysis by the Well Being Trust predicts we’ll see as many as 75,000 deaths from … Continued

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Adderall comedown

Coping with Adderall Comedown: 10 Ways to Ease Recovery

Have questions about Adderall addiction? Call us at 855-430-9426 to speak with a recovery specialist. Known as a “study drug,” Adderall is widely used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A controlled substance consisting of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, it can give you heightened focus and energy — but only for a while. One of … Continued

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 Is International Overdose Awareness Day: Here’s Why It Matters

Drug and alcohol overdose has become a huge problem in America in recent years, killing tens of thousands of people each year. International Overdose Awareness Day, celebrated August 31, began nearly 20 years ago in Australia to raise awareness about drug overdose, reduce stigma toward drug-related deaths, offer a safe space for friends and family to … Continued

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Covid-19 substance abuse recovery

How Covid-19 Is Impacting Substance Abuse Recovery

Covid-19 has led to an increase in people a year or more into recovery seeking addiction treatment The reasons are many, but the loss of simple, everyday norms has played a major role Keeping doctors appointments, reaching out to friends and family, and utilizing online resources can lower the risk of relapse   The Covid-19 … Continued

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Alcoholism gene

The Alcoholism Gene: Fact or Fiction?

Studies suggest that genetics contribute between 45% and 65% of a person’s tendency toward alcoholism Adoption studies show that alcoholism correlates more strongly with biological parents than adoptive parents There is no single “alcoholism gene.” A recent study found up to 18 genes associated with heavy drinking   If you are among the millions of … Continued

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