Understanding the Tie Between Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

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At Miramar Recovery, we understand the importance of creating a solid foundation in your journey to long-term recovery. Whether you find yourself struggling with alcohol or drugs, we are here to help you build your new foundation from the ground up. One of the most significant outcomes of addiction recovery is a direct tie to […]

Oxycodone: Understand How Long It Takes to Become Addicted

Oxycodone, or Oxy, addiction affects millions of Americans each year. In fact, it took the country by storm as it rose in popularity alongside the opioid pandemic over the last 5 years. Although oxycodone is a prescription pill to help with pain management, it is highly addictive and can lead to long-term opioid addiction rather […]

4 Tips to Help a Recovering Alcoholic Avoid Relapse

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Alcoholism is one of the leading causes of addiction in the United States. Impacting nearly 15 million people aged 12 and older each year, it can cause major issues in a person’s life at all levels. From strained relationships with friends and family to serious physical and mental health issues, alcohol takes a toll on […]

Why Do Alcoholics Lie?

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If a friend or loved one has recently developed an alcohol disorder, you may notice significant changes in their behavior toward you, themselves and others. Often, a substance use disorder, like alcoholism, can cause a person to alter the way they feel, act and speak to mask their condition from others. Alcoholics often lie to […]

What Does Methadone Do?

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Has a friend or loved one recently developed an opioid use disorder due to heroin? If so, you may notice significant changes in their behavior, demeanor and overall physical appearance. Getting them help now is crucial to their well-being. The best option to treat opioid addiction is through comprehensive rehabilitation treatment, involving prescription medication such […]

How to Plan an Intervention With a Teenager

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According to the National Center of Drug Abuse Statistics, 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once, while 62% of them have abused alcohol, all before their 18th birthday. Alcohol and drugs are prevalent issues among teens who often feel burdened by peer pressure, mood changes or mental health issues to begin using […]

Three Warning Signs of Meth Addiction to Watch For

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Methamphetamine, or meth, addiction affects millions of Americans each year. Although most prevalent in those in their mid to late twenties, meth addiction can begin as early as 12 years old. In fact, in 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health published articles stating that an estimated 964,000 people ages 12 and up […]

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid use among pregnant women is a significant public health concern in the United States. Opioids, or narcotics, are prescription medications used to treat chronic, persistent, or severe pain. However, taking almost any type of drug during pregnancy can negatively impact the health of your unborn […]

How Shame Fuels Addiction

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Most people experience moments of embarrassment, guilt, or even humiliation at one time or another. While many overcome these emotions and reframe their thinking into something more positive, it can be next to impossible for those struggling with shame and addiction. The difference between shame and guilt Though many people use the words shame and […]