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The 6 Stages of Addiction Recovery

While every individual’s addiction recovery process is different, Amatus Recovery Centers recognize a familiar path. After you decide to seek help, we’ll walk with you through several stages of addiction recovery. During the early stages, you should focus on physical and mental adjustments to get used to living free from drugs and alcohol. Working on…

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Mental Health in College Students During the Fall 2020 Semester

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, one in five college students globally experienced at least one mental health disorder. The pandemic has exacerbated mental health struggles. The National Center for Health Statistics surveyed people between the months of April and July, screening for symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. They categorized the results by age group. While folks…

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What is the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?

Treatment and recovery are related concepts, but they are not the same thing. Generally, treatment is the formal process of going to a facility for help with addiction. Treatment can include detox, inpatient or outpatient programs, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Recovery encompasses other aspects of your life: emotional sobriety and mental, physical health, and spiritual…

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Would Maryland Alcohol Tax Benefit Those with Substance Use Disorder?

According to WTOP, Maryland lawmakers proposed increasing the state’s alcohol tax r to raise money to address health disparities  exacerbated by COVID-19. The increase would set the sales tax at 10%, up only 1% from the last time it was raised in 2011. Lawmakers estimate that the change would “raise an estimated $14 million a…