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Finding the Meaning to The Sober Life

Through today’s blog, discover what sober life means to you and what things in life hold significant meaning. Doing so can give you the purpose and renewed passion you need to succeed and maintain long-term healing from substance use disorders. For many people, life can be challenging enough as it is. However, individuals who live with …

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The Rising Risk of Opioids in Older Adults

When you think of someone living with an addiction, you may not picture someone over the age of 50. While younger people represent a larger portion of those affected by opioid addiction, the reality is that there is a sizable population of older adults at high risk of addiction and overdose. So many of us …

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What We Are Doing in 2021 to Fight The Opioid Pandemic

Amid the global pandemic that we’re all facing, we cannot forget about the opioid pandemic that affects the most vulnerable among us. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but especially those who suffer from addiction. At Washburn House, we believe in our mission to make the next year better, to take …

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Opioids, Overdose and Opioid Recovery

While addiction to opioids and the threat of overdose are a challenge to combat, opioid recovery is not impossible. Here in Worcester county, there are many resources available for those who struggle with opioid use. Learn more about the opioid crisis in the United States and how you can find help here in Massachusetts. The Opioid …

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Do I Really Need to Detox From Marijuana?

This is a common question we get here at Washburn House. While we may not consider marijuana to be as physically dangerous as other drugs, its long-term effects and detox process can be just as distressing. The truth is, marijuana detox centers exist for a reason. Marijuana is addictive, and it creates problems for many …

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Cannabis and Coronavirus: When a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Although marijuana has become more accepted in society, we should not ignore the damages it can cause in the lives of those who use it. This current pandemic has exacerbated many mental health problems, and those seeking to solve those issues through self-medication may do themselves more harm than good. Keep reading to learn more …

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Foods to Help You have a Better Night’s Sleep

Every day we make choices about the food and drinks we use to fuel our bodies. Once thought to be relatively simple, the digestive system has increasingly become the focus of much research in the field of mental health. This is primarily because of discovered connections with the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune diseases, …

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Why Does Sleep Matter in Substance Abuse Recovery?

In our health-conscious and beauty-focused culture, we know that the decisions we make each and every day affect our physical and mental health. Diet and exercise are among the top two areas promoted when it comes to healthy living practices. However, in reality, sleep practices are just as interconnected to physical and mental wellness. In …

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Add Some Mindfulness to Your Routine

What is Mindfulness? There is often a common misconception that “mindfulness”  means stopping all thoughts and emptying your mind, which is nearly impossible to achieve. The truth is that mindfulness does take practice, but it is so much more than meditation. It is a way of life.  Mindfulness is about increasing our ability to be present in …

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