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Stepping Stone for Recovery wants to help you stay informed about the latest drug and alcohol news, different addiction treatment approaches, relapse prevention and how to improve your mental and physical health to promote sober living. Our articles will help you have a clearer understanding about the disease of addiction and more importantly, how to get help. We are dedicated to giving you the information you need to make an informed decision about entering addiction treatment.

How Bad Is Heroin Withdrawal?

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If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably heard some of the nightmare stories regarding heroin withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal is commonly believed to be among the most uncomfortable of drug withdrawals, and there is a good reason that people believe this. While heroin withdrawal will rarely kill you, unlike the withdrawal from certain GABAergic drugs like

My Recovery Story: Tony S

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My Recovery Story: Tony S I’m in a house with no plumbing, no electricity, and sitting around a table with 4 or 5 people that I’ve never met before and fleas are biting me around my ankles. The only light coming from the room is from lighters flickering as they light the crack in the

U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and Shelters

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Domestic violence can happen to any person, at any time. While statistics show that a majority of victims are women, individuals of all ages, races, sexual orientation and socioeconomic statuses are affected. Men are also victims of domestic violence and often suffer similar physical and mental injuries inflicted by another person. Most people think about

All About the Drug Methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Meth has some legitimate uses as a prescription drug, but most drug dealers make it themselves in labs, using dangerous chemicals and over-the-counter medications. This mix is transformed into meth and isn’t the same as the legitimate drug doctors prescribe. The chemicals used in meth can have irreversible