Top Five Sober Activities to Do in Gaithersburg, Maryland


A big question many people ask when they first get sober is, “What will I do for fun?” Luckily, there are so many answers to that question. Below are five fun sober activities to do in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Watch Live Performances, Take Classes, and Experience Art at the Arts Barn The Arts Barn is a renovated […]

What Is Fentanyl?

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In this past year, there have been nearly 100,000 drug overdoses. Opioids account for some of these overdoses, and this is largely due to the introduction of fentanyl and other potent synthetic drugs into the drug marketplace. Modern synthetic opiates like fentanyl are fifty to one-hundred times more powerful than heroin. A small amount of […]

Signs of Opioid Abuse

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Opioid abuse and addiction are destructive forces in the life of the person who is abusing opioids as well as their family, friends, and colleagues. Opioid abuse affects everyone in a person’s life. They are not only addictive, but they are disruptive to a person’s ability to fulfill basic everyday obligations, including work and personal […]

Common Myths About Addiction

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There are many common myths about addiction and dependence regarding substance abuse disorders (SUDs). It’s important to debunk these myths so people do not have false impressions of what real-life addiction can look like. Another problem with myths about addiction is that they promote falsehoods that may lead people to believe drugs or alcohol are […]

Family Support in Recovery

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Drugs and alcohol do more than damaging the person who abuses substances and develops an addiction. Relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues are often damaged by the cycle of abuse. Depending on a client’s life circumstances, learning how to repair these relationships can be an integral part of rehab. At TruHealing Gaithersburg, we know […]

Signs of Morphine Abuse

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Signs that someone is abusing morphine will be relatively similar to signs that they are using similar drugs like heroin, fentanyl, or prescription opiate painkillers. Opioids are either codeine-based or morphine-based. Morphine is an analgesic that has long been prescribed for pain management. In recent times, the opioid epidemic has shined a light on the […]

Addiction Among Minorities and a Scholarship to Receive Treatment

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Society continues to find more and more ways that the path towards equality has continued to be unequal for Americans. Black Americans are historically treated unfairly by police and the American justice system. Black Americans spend an alarmingly disproportionate time in jail or prison for equivalent offenses to White Americans. Black Americans are not given […]

When to Begin PHP Addiction Treatment for Recovery

When considering treatment options, you may realize that it’s not feasible to remain at a treatment facility full-time. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) allows for the option to return home at the end of the day. This can allow clients to maintain a sense of normalcy by seeing family and sleeping in their own bed […]

Choosing a Maryland Recovery Center for Drug Addiction

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If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, there are many options when it comes to drug addiction treatment in Maryland. Finding the program that best suits your particular needs can feel overwhelming and complicated. A high-quality addiction rehab center will be accredited and properly credentialed. You should expect to be treated […]

What to Look for in Community Housing Options

There are a number of options when it comes to community housing, and you want to be aware of the advantages and pitfalls associated with different options. In general, a community housing program is an opportunity to continue recovery in a structured environment. Community housing acts as a bridge between treatment and a return to […]