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  • Staying Clean and Sober

    Staying Clean and Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The world of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing and frightening one, especially for sufferers who know next to nothing about the diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with OCD, you probably have a lot of questions, and finding the right answers is not always an easy task.
    As the name implies, men and women suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder...

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  • The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...

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  • The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...

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  • Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    While many people focus on the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin and alcohol, the abuse of alcohol is just as serious and far more widespread. The fact that alcohol is both totally legal and easily accessible only exacerbates the damage the drug can do. The fact that alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive only adds to the dangers the drug poses for men and women of all ages,...

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  • Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What Is Valium?

    What Is Valium?

    Valium, also commonly known by its generic name Diazepam, is a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal and seizures. Valium belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the central nervous system to help produce a calming effect.
    Valium is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short term anxiety disorder. It...

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