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Preparing for Evening IOP

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are a form of addiction treatment that is non-residential and utilizes both evidence-based and holistic approaches. Often, clients in an IOP have recently completed an inpatient program or have more manageable symptoms that allow them to succeed while living at home. At Rockland Recovery, we offer both day and evening IOPs…

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What to Expect in Evening IOP

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is an excellent continuation of addiction treatment for individuals who have recently completed an inpatient program and are ready to reintegrate into their daily lives. At Rockland Recovery, we offer both day and evening IOPs to provide various options for clients’ schedules. For many of our clients in Massachusetts, evening…

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What to Expect in an Intensive Outpatient Program

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a treatment option for those needing substance use disorder, mental health, or dual diagnosis support. It provides intensive, structured therapeutic services to help individuals work toward long-term recovery. At Rockland Recovery, our intensive outpatient program offers an individualized approach tailored to suit each client’s needs. During the program, clients…

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Is it Better to Live a Sober Life?

Transitioning back into normal life after completing an addiction recovery program can be challenging. In a recovery program, your environment is structured and you are surrounded by people who have the same goal in mind. It can be utterly shocking to return home with mounting responsibilities and potential triggers. Sober living homes are substance-free residences…

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Can Fentanyl Kill You?

The synthetic opioid fentanyl has been an increasing topic of discussion in the United States within the past ten years. From A-list celebrities to pre-teen children, fentanyl addictions and overdoses are sharply rising. Fentanyl addiction treatment and resources are not readily available for most people, which are sources that could help significantly reduce fentanyl addiction…

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What Are the Side Effects of Fentanyl Use?

Hundreds of drugs are highly effective and safe when appropriately used in the medical setting. However, when these drugs are misused, they can be dangerous, addictive, and deadly. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine, is a drug that puts many people into fentanyl addiction treatment centers every year. When used…

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What Are the Most Addictive Drugs?

Substance use disorder is a disease that affects millions of Americans every year. This disease is characterized by an intense and continuous urge to use a substance despite understanding the negative consequences. This urge stems from drugs interacting with the brain’s pleasure center, providing short-term relief to challenging emotions followed by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Learning…

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How to Choose from the Available Sober Houses in Massachusetts

Sober houses in Massachusetts are becoming more recognized these days for the safe and drug-free living spaces they provide. Staying in a sober living home can safeguard recovery for those finishing treatment. People who are in sober living homes come out of treatment with a safety net in case they don’t have a supportive environment…