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Failed a DISA Drug Test

You Failed a DISA Drug Test: What Comes Next

Get Information and Support for Return to Duty at Icarus Today

When a contractor or employee fails a drug test from DISA, there are some serious consequences that result. A failed DISA drug test marks the beginning of a chain of events required to reinstate you in your career and get...

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Drugs that Cause Skin Picking and Sores

Drugs that Cause Skin Picking and Sores

A Guide to Substance Use and Skin Picking Disorders

Skin picking is an unfortunate side effect that makes the effects of potent drugs more visible. The best way to stop skin-picking disorders is to eliminate drug abuse. However, you may wonder whether your substance use is really the cause. Let's get...

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Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction: An Example

My Farewell to Addiction Letter and Guidance on Writing Your Own

We all have our own ways of letting addiction go. Addiction wreaks havoc on your personal and professional life and eventually feels like it becomes a part of you. It maybe sounds strange, but one of the most difficult...

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Meth Movies

11 Searing Meth Movies: Fulfill the Need for Speed

A Look at the Best Methamphetamine Movies Ever Made

Lights! Camera! Meth! From the big screen to the silver screen, and blockbusters to independent documentaries, methamphetamine has unfortunately carved out a notorious role in American folklore and movie culture. Talented writers and amateur directors from Hollywood to the backwoods have spun...

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Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

A Personal Relapse Autopsy Guide for Returning to Recovery

Why do addicts relapse when things are good? There is no single answer that can explain this. Addiction is such a complicated issue and usually involves many different factors. I've relapsed several times as a result of my drug abuse, and really...

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Establishing a Sober Support Network

Establishing a Sober Support Network

Cultivating Connections for a Successful and Lasting Recovery

Living with an addiction is a lonely and isolating experience. When I was struggling with substance abuse, I lost contact with a lot of friends and family and even ruined some relationships by choosing drugs over people who cared for me. Rehab showed me...

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How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System?

Get Answers on Methadone in Your Body and Programs to Quit at Icarus

If you or someone you love has been hurt by opioid addiction, you know just how important it is to get sober as soon as possible. But quitting heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids isn't just difficult – it...

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Is Complex PTSD a Disability

Marijuana Psychosis Stories

A Personal Look at Cannabis Induced Psychosis and Getting Help

Harmless. That's what a lot of folks out there want you to believe when it comes to marijuana. If there's one thing I learned at Icarus Behavioral Health in New Mexico, it's that marijuana isn't the harmless substance that it's cracked...

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Adult Children of Addicts

Adult Children of Addicts: Breaking the Cycle

Understanding the Effects of Parental Substance Use Disorders

Imagine yourself piloting a boat with a compass that always points towards a storm. That doesn't make much sense. But it is often the reality for adult children of addicts. The path laid out by their upbringing brings them many challenges along with...

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Is Adderall Like Meth or Is Adderall Meth

Is Adderall Meth or is Adderall Like Meth?

A Look at How I Found Out the Hard Way About Stimulant Abuse

Dealing with an Adderall addiction is a life altering situation. Everything revolves around it. Before you know it, you're either at rock bottom or close to it. When I got to Icarus Behavioral Health I was still in...

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