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A Florida Halfway House You Can Trust

Halfway Houses are not created equally. Not even close. They’re not operated equally either. And they sure don’t offer equal results. If you’re seeking a Florida halfway house you can trust, in every respect, you need look no further than Healing Properties. Founding a Florida Halfway House Tim Schnellenberger’s sobriety didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t even happen after a few nights. No, it took a good few hundred nights. It took more than one treatment center too. But when his…
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John Hood
John Hood, on September 8, 2020

Looking for an Absolute End to Addiction?

Battling substance abuse is a tricky proposition. There are some things you can do. There are some things you can not do. Then there are some things you can’t do without. If you’re looking for an absolute end to addiction, here’s what you can’t do without. An End to Addiction: Detox & Rehab If you’re reading this, you’ve had it. You’ve been pushed and shoved and put through the ringer more times than you want to count. What’s worse, is…
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John Hood
John Hood, on August 26, 2020

Sober Home Provides Second Chance for Ohio Father

Blake had a drinking problem. A bad drinking problem. After he lost his job, Blake’s drinking problem got even worse. Then his wife gave him an ultimatum: get help or me and the kids are leaving. Two weeks of detox and six months of a sober home later, Blake’s got his life back. It was just the second chance he needed. What’s in a Sober Home? Some sober homes call themselves sober houses. Some call themselves sober living facilities. Others…
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John Hood
John Hood, on August 15, 2020

Binge Drinking at Home — It’s Pandemic!

More and more companies willing to deliver alcohol to the more and more Americans who are still stuck at home is sparking a rapid rise in binge drinking. In fact, some say it’s a veritable pandemic! Binge Drinking in the Age of COVID-19 What do you do when there’s nothing to do? Drink. Not one drink or two drinks. But four or five or six. One after another. As fast as your head can take it. That seems to be…
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John Hood
John Hood, on August 13, 2020

Dopamine Fasting: Fad or Science?

Can dopamine fasting actually help cure you of unhealthy addictions? Or is it simply a fancy-named way to kid ourselves? Is it worthy? Can it be harmful? Is this thing really a thing? Healing Properties asks the experts. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter, says WebMD. Our bodies makes it. And our nervous systems use it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger. As everyone knows, dopamine plays a large…
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John Hood
John Hood, on August 10, 2020

Fentanyl and COVID-19: A Lethal Mix

Fentanyl and COVID-19 go together like, well, Mass Murder and Black Death. That’s obvious. But did you also know both killing machines spring from the same place? Yep. It’s true. The 21st century’s most lethal synthetic opioid and and its equivalent coronavirus both come from Wuhan, China. And we can just imagine how proud Wuhanians are of giving birth to two of the most viral events in modern history. Fentanyl and COVID-19: The Wuhan Connection Wuhan is a city of…
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John Hood
John Hood, on August 2, 2020

Opioid Overdoses Are Up All Across the U.S.

The numbers are anything but good. Opioid overdoses are up all across the U.S. This after a steady two-year decline. Much of the rise is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left people isolated and without their usual lifelines. Healing Properties tapped into Postindustrial‘s podcast interview with Pultizer Prize-winning investigative reporter Eric Eyre to find out more. Opioid Overdoses: A Look at West Virginia What’s the situation in West Virginia with COVID-19 and overdoses? We’ve escaped the massive numbers…
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John Hood
John Hood, on July 31, 2020

Fighting to End Substance Abuse in America

There is no consensus about how to end substance abuse in America. In fact, a quick look at Google News shows the country keeps finding more and more ways to address the issue. And while the increased attention is as welcome as it is necessary, we won’t fully solve the problem until a cohesive plan is put into place. Nevertheless, people are taking notice. Serious notice. And action is being taken. In every part of the country. Some of that…
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John Hood
John Hood, on July 28, 2020

The Covid Alcoholic

A steep rise in pandemic drinking has created a new breed of problem drinker — the Covid Alcoholic. And as you might suspect, it isn’t at all pretty. Creating the Covid Alcoholic It’s nearly impossible to quantify the recent rise in pandemic drinking. With bars shut down most people do their excessive drinking at home. We do know though that nothing good comes from home alone drinking. And even in the few places where bars are open, people are suffering…
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John Hood
John Hood, on July 25, 2020

Heroin Almost Killed the PetTube Star

No, hedgehogs and heroin don’t mix. Never have. Never will. Just ask PetTube Star Taylor Nicole Dean. She built a career from her hedgehog. Then nearly killed it with heroin. She also almost killed herself in the process. The Making of a PetTube Star Like many a PetTube star, Taylor Nicole Dean didn’t begin by thinking her clips would make her famous. In fact, back then she didn’t even know PetTube was a thing. For her it was enough to…
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John Hood
John Hood, on July 17, 2020

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