Substance Abuse Treatment Blog

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COVID-19 and Addiction

What You Need to Know

Learn how COVID-19 presents unique challenges for people with substance addiction disorders and ways you can offer support.


What Is Fentanyl?

All About This Drug

Today, we're taking a look at what fentanyl is, risks of use, and effects of the drug.


12-Step Program for Drugs

Who It’s for & What to Expect

The 12-step program is used for a variety of addictions and behaviors. Learn about how this model can be part of a drug use recovery plan.


Signs Someone Is Using Heroin

Physical and Behavioral Signs

Heroin is a severely addictive drug that has a significant toll on the user’s physical and behavioral well-being