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A Second Generation Bath Salt: “Flakka” (alpha-PVP) has Hit the Streets

  Earlier in April the National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that Alpha-PVP aka “Flakka” or “Gravel” has hit the streets. Please be aware of this very dangerous substance. It can be ingested in many ways and is popular among teens and adolescents. Use of a dangerous synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), popularly…

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Chemical Addiction is Predictable & Progressive

This video is part two of Chemical Addiction: Why it’s Predictable and Progressive. Substance abuse can easily turn into a fatal addiction if left untreated. Once chemical addiction has set in, the user has already progressed through the stages of substance abuse. To get a proven and historic example of this we can find that…

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Vidant Health Forms New Partnership

  We wanted to share the good news. Back in July, Reach Recovery was a recipient of the Vidant Community Benefits Grant Program. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Vidant Medical Center for investing back into the community. This will enable us to help provide resources and services that may have otherwise…

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10 Ways to Beat an Addiction

Throughout life, we develop healthy and, sometimes, unhealthy attachments to things.   All addictions need addressing.  Addictions range from alcohol to pornography to food to exercise to work.  Your addiction might be small and manageable now, but left unchecked, it can grow to take over your life.  Here are 10 ways to beat an addiction:

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10 Signs of Alcoholism

  When we think of drug problems, we don’t tend to dwell on alcoholism. We think of the many hard drugs that plague our communities, but we don’t consider the shiny can of beer in our grocery store as a drug. Alcohol is

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Substance Abuse & Chemical Addiction is Primary

  When speaking of chemical addiction, one should include the entire field of addiction to drugs. There is no distinction between alcohol, crack, marijuana, heroin, pills or any other drug. Understanding the concept of poly-addiction is helpful during one’s recovery process. Poly means more than one. There are some treatment facilities

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Families Need Recovery When Affected by Substance Abuse

A major proponent to raising awareness is to educate family members for their own need of recovery. Since family members tend to focus all their energy and effort on the person with a chemical addiction such as alcoholism, the family members usually neglect their own needs. In turn, they relinquish control without realizing it and…

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All Things New – My Story of Overcoming Heroin Addiction

There is Hope! Matt Kornegay, Founder of Reach Recovery shares his story of how he overcame his chemical addiction to heroin for 10+ years. His story gives necessary key elements and components that it takes to live a successful and sober life free from drug abuse.

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Homeless, but Hopeful

I came across Jason’s story the other day on Youtube. It’s amazing to hear someone’s story of hope despite their past mistakes and choices. Jason’s story is one that is heart-felt and inspiring. Jason, a former culinary student who still dreams of being a chef – despite hard times on the street. We see how…

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Shocking report shows two in three addicts on methadone still use drugs after three months

TWO thirds of drug users still take illegal substances three months after starting addiction treatment, a shock Government report on methadone has revealed.  Health bosses spend £36million a year dishing out methadone to addicts, and the heroin substitute forms the mainstay of treatment.  But the Report on People in Treatment study reveals that more than…

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