Addiction & Recovery Articles

At Longbranch Recovery, we understand the challenges of addiction and recovery, which is why we offer a variety of resources and support for individuals, families, and providers. Our articles explore the causes of addiction, share the latest treatment options, and provide inspiring personal stories to offer hope and motivation, along with expert insights and practical tips from addiction specialists and recovery advocates.

New study shows lockdowns related to binge drinking

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A recent study predicted how much binge drinking increases for each additional week people have been locked down. The data suggested that while lockdown can be beneficial for public health outcomes, it also poses behavioral health risks. Public health locks…

My darling has an overdose … now what ?!

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Overdose, it’s a scary word that nobody likes to consider passing to someone they love. For millions of people living with addiction themselves or loving someone with an addiction, this is a constant and legitimate fear, especially with so many…

Isolation can lead to an increase in opioid deaths

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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in Chicago, Illinois increased during a Covid-19 lockdown in March, April and May 2020. The deeper problem behind the story…

Drug Addiction, a Growing Crisis in Urban America

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Drug addiction is so widespread that it is a serious problem for both rural America and urban centers. Indeed, rural America saw an unprecedented surge in drug overdose deaths in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Some rural…

Top 10 places for luxury rehab

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Luxury rehabilitation centers are inpatient centers dedicated to treating addicts in a resort-like setting. They provide treatment for drugs, alcohol, and other addictions to their patients. Similar to other rehab facilities, they offer traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy…

Ten signs a loved one has an addiction

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Addiction can be a scary word and a difficult thing to do for a family. Nobody wants to get addicted, but it still happens to so many people. Developing an addiction in a child is one of the worst fears…

Opiate addiction and loss of vision

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Every month new data seems to be surfacing on the harmful effects of the American opioid addiction epidemic. This crisis, aptly referred to as a national public health emergency, continues to grow in harm and danger, not only for addicts,…

The number of deaths from drug overdose reaches 80,000 in a year

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A December 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded more than 80,000 deaths from overdose between May 2019 and May 2020. That’s a significant increase considering the total number of deaths from January 2019 to January…

Current COVID regulations for travel

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On January 29, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak of a mysterious virus that is spreading in Wuhan, China. At the time, 59 people were officially infected with coronavirus-related pneumonia. To avoid further spread, experts suggested travel…

The effects of alcohol consumption on the senses

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Several scientific papers assume that long-term drinkers as found in those with an addiction problem, experience significant, even permanent, loss or inhibition of their senses. To date, researchers have shown deterioration in eyesight, smell, taste, and coordination in people who…

Diversity in Rehabilitation: Steps to Inclusion

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The road to sobriety from addiction has made strides in engaging different types of people. Typically, individuals treated for substance abuse are white and middle to upper class, and patients of other races have been around. In response to a…

Ten signs it’s time for rehab

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If you are reading this, chances are either you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. One of the saddest things about addiction is that it affects everyone connected to the struggling person. Addiction is a condition that is…

How COVID-19 Affected Alcohol Abuse

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COVID-19 induced alcohol abuse The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the death of many people, deteriorated physical health, and changed mental health. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, fear, anxiety and depression have increased. Given that people are losing…

Drugs can kill in many ways

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Medication overdoses make headlines and thus public opinion. A huge focus is on overdoses, largely because they have skyrocketed over the past two decades. However, there are many other ways that drugs can kill. Drug use increases the risk of…

Police Alcoholism – Guide to Alcohol Rehabilitation

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Alcoholism in Police Officer Statistics Although police officers are designed to obey and obey the law, that doesn’t make them immune to addictions like everyone else. In fact, the police estimate between 20 and 30% of substance use disorders compared…

Millennials are at higher risk of addiction

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develop a problem with substance abuse. Over the past 10 years, drug abuse rates for the generation have skyrocketed. According to the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being, drug-related deaths rose 108% from 2006 to 2015, while fatal alcohol…