October 2020 - AspenRidge

health impacts of alcoholism and liver repair
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How Long to Abstain From Alcohol to Repair Liver?

Even moderate drinking proves to have damaging effects on the brain, heart, and liver. Can sober months lead to long-term health benefits? If so, how long to abstain from alcohol to repair liver?  One of the biggest problems with alcohol…
high functioning addiction
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What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Research shows that in 2017, alcohol proved to be even more deadly than illicit drugs, including opioids. The statistics paint a grave picture of the realities of alcohol abuse. The stereotype of an alcoholic often draws up a picture of an unemployed,…
how to avoid drug relapse
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How to Avoid a Drug Relapse?

The journey to recovery is different for each individual. The decision to find assistance or treatment for drug and alcohol abuse takes courage and commitment, and it isn’t always smooth sailing. Some aspects of recovery are painful or intimidating,…
why do I blackout when I drink alcohol
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Why Do I Blackout When I Drink?

If you’ve been here before, you may wonder why do I blackout when I drink? It’s not an uncommon question and, certainly, not an unusual event. Memory lapse and blackouts are very much an indication of overconsumption of alcohol that can…
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Charlie Sheen Addiction

Charlie Sheen's long career in Hollywood extends beyond the box office hits that propelled him to stardom. In the spotlight, the actor is well-known for the roles he played in movies like Platoon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and more recently…
documentaries about addiction
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Documentaries About Addiction

Trigger Warning: films and documentaries about addiction and can be hard to process as they shed light on the harsh realities and events that often take place due to ongoing drug abuse. However, most documentaries are created to further the…
street value of gabapentin
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Street Value of Gabapentin

Gabapentin, also known by its brand name Neurontin, is a prescription painkiller belong to Gabapentinoids drug class. For many professionals and health experts, Gabapentin is considered a less-addictive alternative to opioids. However, addiction…
drug facts in colorado

Colorado Addiction Facts

Surprising Colorado Addiction Facts In 2012, Colorado passed Amendment 64, effectively legalizing marijuana across the state for adults 21 or older. Colorado was the first state to pass such a law. While there are proponents and opponents of…
resources for family members of addicts and alcoholics

Resources for Family Members of Addicts or Alcoholics

Alcoholism and drug addiction have obvious and well-documented effects on individuals suffering from long-term substance abuse. Prolonged abuse of drugs and alcohol carries the potential to severely impact a person's physical health and mental…
dangers of pain meds
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Am I Addicted to Pain Meds?

Prescription pain meds, although used to treat chronic pain and medical conditions still pose extreme risks to users. If you're questioning: am I addicted to pain meds, consider taking our assessments found below. It happens more often than…