Heroin Does Not Discriminate
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on January 18, 2017

Heroin Does Not Discriminate By: Jen Suresh I am the sister of two heroin addicts. My sister Beth’s first dealer was her doctor, who prescribed her countless pain killers after she was in a car accident at age 23 that left half of her body broken.  After the prescriptions ran out, she turned to heroin…

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Fentanyl and Heroin Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in Florida
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on January 12, 2017

Fentanyl and Heroin Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in Florida Florida’s substance-use crisis continues unabated. The latest annual figures show that total drug-related deaths in Florida increased by almost 14 percent in 2015 over 2014. Especially alarming are the rising overdose deaths from heroin and fentanyl. Data for 2015 from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission…

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My Journey to Addiction Recovery: David M.
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on January 11, 2017

My Journey to Addiction Recovery: David M. I grew up in a loving family, with my parents still being married over 40 years later. I was the youngest of three, with two old sisters; one being six years older and the other being 12 years older. Growing up as the youngest, it gave my parents…

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My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M.
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 29, 2016

My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M. I grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, in a good family. Drugs and alcohol were not part of my story at a young age, I actually got a pretty late start compared to many other stories that I hear. I just wasn’t exposed to it.…

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Tolerance, A Hallmark of Addiction
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 13, 2016

Tolerance, A Hallmark of Addiction “Tolerance is one of the most obvious effects of abused drugs,” wrote the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Robert Du Pont, in The Selfish Brain. “Most non-users are impressed by how much drug use tolerance permits. They cannot imagine liking the feelings produced by smoking…

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Addiction Treatment Helped Karrie Give Her Family the Gift of Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 5, 2016

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Vickie Gave Herself and Her Family the Gift of Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 1, 2016

What Is Substance Abuse?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 28, 2016

What Is Substance Abuse? If you were to answer the question, “what is substance abuse?”, would you point to narcotics such as heroin or cocaine? You’re not alone. There are many who consider these substances to be the drugs that others abuse. However, did you know that this list should also include tobacco, prescription drugs,…

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 25, 2016

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment When you’re looking for alcohol poisoning treatment, you most likely need help for someone else. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially deadly condition that may occur by accident or because of a willingly self-administered overdose of alcohol. What should you do when you’re worried that a friend or family member has consumed a…

What Is Alcoholism And Is It Curable?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 21, 2016

What Is Alcoholism And Is It Curable? Alcohol use disorder, which many refer to when talking about alcoholism, is a very real, very common addiction. It affects the user and, by extension, the people around them. This disease progresses slowly, but there is a way out. So, what is alcoholism and how can you or…