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All the latest news and information about substance use disorders. Plus, information and encouragement on your path to recovery. We can help you get your life back.

What Will Your Rock Bottom Be?

The lowest point, the worst of the worst, the ‘rock bottom’. Call it what you will, many people who suffer from addiction have a personal story of landing at a place so low, there’s no further place to fall. People have told us… “I lost my marriage and then lost

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Facing The Fear: Choosing Recovery

Are you standing at a crossroad between addiction and recovery? If you’re like most people, there’s an internal dialog of fear going on in your head right now as you read these words. What if this treatment doesn’t work? I can’t endure the excruciating withdrawal symptoms again. How am I

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What’s It Like To Be Addicted to Opioids?

 “If they can choose to use, they can choose to stop.” We hear that a lot. But what if that statement is incorrect? What if a person addicted truly cannot stop?  If you’ve never experienced addiction, we have an illustration we’d like for you to consider, but before we do

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Sober Summertime

Summertime is here, and you’ve probably already been invited to several parties and get-togethers where friends and family may be celebrating with drugs or alcohol. This can make sobriety difficult. To avoid a relapse, use summer to deepen your recovery by engaging in fun activities that improve your well-being, relationships,

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The Truth about Opiates and Opioid Addiction Recovery

If you’ve been paying attention, then you’re aware of the opioid epidemic that our country is facing. The World Health Organization estimates that 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opiates at some level,[1] meaning that there is a lot of information swirling around about opioid addiction and recovery. By

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If Addiction Could Speak

If you’re in the thick of addiction right now, you know the voice of addiction. The one that says…  Here’s the thing: all of that, and the other things your addiction tells you, are all lies. The question is, how long will you continue to buy into it?  We want

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Drug Addiction Can Happen To Anyone

You might be surprised at the people you know right now, in your own neighborhood, who are addicted to opiates. They may be in recovery, thinking about seeking treatment, or actively engaged in drug seeking behavior… but they are there, living in your corner of the world. The vast majority

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Dear Kim: A Letter From One Of Our Patients

Here’s a letter from a former patient written to our Program Director at Crossroads of Danville. These are the moments that make us proud of our treatment teams at Crossroads and of our courageous patients who choose recovery. It’s not an easy path, but for someone with the disease of

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Meet Jeff

It’s been one year since I have started treatment at Crossroads Treatment Centers. One year and I cannot begin to explain how different things have become. I struggled with heroin addiction for 6 and a half years. Three of those years I lived homeless on the streets of Detroit Michigan.

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