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The Four Ds – a Simple Relapse Prevention Strategy
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Learn this simple distraction and breathing exercise that works well to get you through periods of intense cravings.

Avoiding Overdose when Starting with Methadone

by John Lee, May 2016

Your risk of overdose is higher during the first 2 weeks on methadone than it was before you started. Learn how to stay safe until you get stabilized.

Heroin Addiction Treatment - The Five Methods

by Anna Deeds, Apr 2016

For anyone struggling with heroin addiction, the treatment options can sometimes seem confusing and overwhelming. Learn what treatments are available to stop using heroin and which one may be right for you or your loved one.

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Quitting Marijuana: Measuring Cognitive Gains

by John Lee, Apr 2016

Many people find that heavy marijuana use causes reversible thinking and memory problems. By focusing on the cognitive improvements of the first weeks of recovery, you can find the motivation to continue to work to avoid relapse.

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Cocaine Cravings and Withdrawal Timeline

by John Lee, Apr 2016

Learn what to expect from cocaine withdrawal and learn how long your cravings will last – and what you can do to tame your urges.

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