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Hi! I’m Melissa Stailey, a freelance writer that loves to cook. I live and work in Washington, DC.


April 12, 2024
Addiction and Wellness: A Holistic Approach to Recovery

Addiction is a complex and challenging condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Often misunderstood and stigmatized, it's crucial to […]

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March 9, 2024
When Does Drug Use Become A Disorder?

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a complex condition characterized by compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences. It's essential to recognize […]

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February 8, 2024
Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Substance use disorder (SUD) among nursing professionals is a serious issue with significant ramifications for patient safety, healthcare outcomes, and […]

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January 10, 2024
10 Excuses People Make To Avoid Going to Rehab

Addiction is a complex issue, and everyone's journey is unique. When it comes to the journey, it's important to approach […]

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December 6, 2023
How Is Substance Use Disorder Diagnosed?

If you or somebody you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs, you may wonder about the diagnosis of […]

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October 20, 2023
Quitting Fentanyl in a Mexico Rehab: What’s It Like?

The Baja California Sur area of Mexico offers a beautiful and serene environment, privacy, and a supportive recovery community for […]

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September 29, 2023
Fentanyl Vs Oxycodone: Understanding the Differences

The opioid crisis in the United States has raised significant worries about using and abusing prescription pain medications. Two widely […]

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August 23, 2023
Childhood Trauma’s Covert Connection to Addiction

Childhood trauma has emerged as a crucial factor in shaping an individual's susceptibility to addiction later in life. Many people, […]

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July 22, 2023
The Fentanyl and Xylazine Epidemic: Get the Facts

Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer used to sedate medium to large animals, is an increasing threat to opioid users. Fentanyl, in […]

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June 28, 2023
Kratom and Substance Use Disorder

Some health and wellness community people recommend kratom, an herbal substance, to help with various ailments, including pain management and […]

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