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Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors

Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors Drug addiction runs rampant among medical professionals. USA Today reports, “Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, and technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl.”  What sets doctors and nurses apart from other professionals is their accessibility…

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Narcotics vs. Opiates

What are the qualities of narcotics vs. opiates? “Narcotics” is a catch-all term referring to painkillers that dull the senses. Opiates refer to substances made from natural opiates and synthetic products called opioids. Today, the term narcotics also covers opiates. If you want to stop using narcotics, BoardPrep Recovery Center’s outpatient drug rehab programs in Tampa, FL,…

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What Teens Learn from Vaping

Make no mistake, vaping behavior is a gateway to harder drug use. Getting hooked on nicotine through smoking is already the top addiction. Now, vapor delivers nicotine to the brain much more effectively than smoke. Higher blood concentrations of nicotine occur in “vapers” versus smokers, generally. But set aside physical addiction, the chemical and structural…

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How Recovery Can Transform You

PART ONE Once a ‘Functioning’ Alcoholic/Addict, Now an “Acceptable, Responsible, Productive Member of Society” “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” – Michael Dooley I clearly remember that my attitude (well, at least part of it) coming into my first 12-Step recovery meeting was: “Although I’ve got a problem with drinking…