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Bad Habit or Addiction?
While some are more prone to addictive behaviors due to genetic and environmental factors, it still may be difficult to differentiate between a bad habit and an addiction.
'We're Crushed': Animal tranquilizer Found Mixed with Drugs in Worcester County
WCVB visited Lake Ave Recovery to discuss the danger that the Worcester community is facing with an increasing number of instances of drugs tainted with an animal tranquilizer.
How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?
At Lake Ave Recovery, we understand the challenges that many face when embarking on their recovery journey. Alcohol withdrawal is a serious challenge for many.
Experts by Experience
Dr. James DiReda’s web series touched upon the importance of the giving and receiving of non-professional, non-clinical assistance from individuals who have lived-experiences with substance use disorder and who support others on their recovery journey.
What are the Physical Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder?
An Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a pattern of drinking that results in harmful consequences for an individual's mental or physical health, personal relationships, or ability to function at work. The exact cause of AUD is unknown, but researchers believe a combination of genetic, social, and environmental factors interacts to raise a person's risk of developing a problem with alcohol.
What is Polysubstance Use?
Polysubstance abuse is widespread among those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But what is polysubstance usage exactly, and why is it so dangerous?
How Deadly is Fentanyl?
What exactly is fentanyl and why is it so deadly? And is there any way to improve outcomes for people addicted to fentanyl?
What Are the Emotional and Psychological Effects of Alcohol Use?
Most people are aware that alcohol has a slew of adverse short and long-term consequences but you may not realize that it has emotional and psychological consequences too.
Is Methadone Addictive?
For decades, methadone has been one of the leading medications used in Medication-Assisted Recovery to help people reduce their use of heroin or other opiates and prevent overdose.
What is the Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction?
If you or someone you care about has a drug or alcohol addiction, it's important to recognize the link between substance abuse and anxiety.
How to Manage a Loved One in Denial Over Addiction
Addiction is a delicate topic that should be approached with finesse and empathy, especially when someone is in denial about their illness.