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The Consequences of Using Marijuana

According to a 2017 nationwide study on teen drug use, nearly half of teenagers try marijuana at least once by their senior year of high school, making it the second most commonly abused drugs among young adults. Many teens experiment with marijuana use as a result of peer pressure...

A Parent’s Guide to School Drug Testing

While random drug testing for students is still a relatively rare practice for U.S. middle and high schools, a growing number of them are beginning to conduct these screenings. As we kick off a new school year, we have put together some essential information parents should know about drug...

The Importance of Young Adult Addiction Programs

Teens and young adults with substance misuse disorders often have different treatment needs than older people. On top of addressing addiction, relapse prevention and withdrawal, young people may need help learning valuable life skills, for example. Various counseling techniques can focus on these unique challenges and provide a foundation...

Exercising Your Way to Recovery

The physical and mental benefits of exercise are undeniable, and you can experience them whether you go on daily walks or are a triathlete. But you may be surprised to learn about the link between addiction recovery and exercise. On its surface, it might seem like lifting weights or...

alcohol poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning: Know What to Look For

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths per year in the U.S. Because drinking clouds judgment and causes people to indulge past appropriate limits, alcohol poisoning can occur rapidly, without much warning. That’s why it is essential to know the symptoms of...

High-Functioning Addict

The Myth of the High-Functioning Addict

It’s extremely common for addicts to rationalize their substance use and minimize its gravity. This why it shouldn’t be surprising that they try to maintain high-functioning façades for loved ones and coworkers. But not everything is as it seems. Someone who may appear to have it all together could...

Men and Mental Illness

Men and Mental Illness: May is Mental Health Month

The Silent Crisis Men’s mental health is often called The Silent Crisis, largely because of the heavy layers of stigma that prevent the discussion and treatment of life-threatening depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Spearhead Recovery is proud to recognize Mental Health Month this May. In observance, we have prepared this comprehensive...

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