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Aaron in Resource Guide
January 12, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Kratom

Over the last year or so, a somewhat unknown over-the-counter drug known as kratom has been widely discussed amongst those both for and against its legality.

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Aaron in Family Help
January 10, 2018

Recovery, Community and Environment

Substance abuse is challenging to overcome with many addicts going in and out of treatment several times before getting stable. One of the biggest things we advise families is to get the addict out of the area. A person’s environments have a huge impact on their lives.

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Aaron in Addiction
January 10, 2018

Through the Eyes of Meth Addiction

Where do I begin… It started at a very young age when I was a child living in Tujunga, California. Into racing BMX and watching the supercross races on Saturday nights, I was an active kid and in great physical shape. My whole life was ahead of me and I had a loving family.

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Aaron in Addiction
January 6, 2018

How Addicts Use Suboxone to Keep Using Heroin

Suboxone along with other drug replacement programs, though not providing a permanent solution provides a substantial amount of relief to family members. From dealing with substance abusers over the last several years I have run into the same situation over and over.

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Aaron in National News
January 5, 2018

Should Smoking Pot Be a Right

On Thursday, Jeff Sessions overturned Obama Era legislation that discourages federal level prosecution of companies and individuals in states where marijuana is legalized. This produced an up roar from not only avid pot smokers but representatives in states where marijuana is legal at state level.

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Aaron in Family Help
January 4, 2018

3 Killers of Sobriety

The most nerve racking step for every parent with a loved one in recovery is when they are discharged from addiction treatment . Old emotions and memories of the past come up, unsettling everyone involved.

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Aaron in National News
January 4, 2018

Pharmaceutical Company Gets Let off Easy in Criminal Case

Agents at the DEA claim that just as they were going to make an example of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the US, things fell apart.

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Aaron in Family Help
January 3, 2018

“The Only Cure for a Junkie is an Air Bubble”

I wish I could say I made up that horrible quote… but I didn’t. I have been writing articles about recovered addicts and giving advice for families for almost four years now. The sad thing is after I post an article there is usually at least one response that will be completely without empathy.

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Aaron in Addiction
January 1, 2018

The Loophole that Allows Fentanyl to Flood into America

At this point, it is fairly well known that the synthetic drug Fentanyl has been contributing to a worsening opiate epidemic in this country. While the drug is prescribed and can be found in prescription form, the majority of it is found on the streets.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 29, 2017

Why Don’t We Talk About the Deaths from Methadone?

According to the CDC’s 2014 report on opioid overdose , methadone overdose accounted for a whopping 22.9% of opioid-related deaths in 2014. More disturbing than this is the fact that methadone deaths dropped from 2007 when there were 5,518 deaths. In 2014, 3,400 people died of methadone overdose.

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