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  • Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Anger is a very normal emotion that can occur for many different reasons. Anger isn't necessarily a negative emotion though. A person can become angry if they've been hurt by someone, threatened, provoked or taken advantage of. So there's definitely times when anger can be a normal emotional response but it's the intensity and holding onto anger that's unhealthy and has a negative impact on a...

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  • Addiction Counseling

    Addiction Counseling

    Addiction counseling can take many approaches. Some people may have positive experiences with motivational interviewing and others may get results from cognitive behavioral therapy. But, there are some major theories that come into play and the following discussion should provide some insight.
    Adlerian Psychology This may also be called "individual psychology." The practice is holistic....

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  • Motivation: What Is It Exactly?

    Motivation: What Is It Exactly?

    Motivation is defined as the reason(s) for a person to act or behave a certain way. In other words, motivation is the reason we do what we do. A common myth is motivation is tied to one achieving grand things or accomplishing some big task. Every person has motivation to do something, whether that is to lose weight or start a business.
    On the other side some are motivated to drop out of...

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  • Alcohol Abuse Intervention

    Alcohol Abuse Intervention

    Alcohol abuse is tough on the addict. It causes a number of physical and mental changes and as addiction is a progressive, chronic disease, these changes grow more and more terrible as time passes by. But, the alcoholic isn't the only one suffering. His or her friends and family are also reeling from the impact of the addiction.
    No one wants to stand by and witness suffering. The problem is...

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  • Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....

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  • Abuse of Muscle Relaxers

    Abuse of Muscle Relaxers

    Prescription drugs that are used as muscle relaxers work to relieve pain and relax contracted (tightened) muscles. Damage to the muscles can occur as a result of overexertion due to physical exercise, or because of certain illnesses. Spinal cord and other injuries can also result in muscle damage or can cause muscle spasms.
    Types of Muscle Relaxers That Are Abused There are several...

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  • The Value in Faith Based Alcohol Treatment

    The Value in Faith Based Alcohol Treatment

    While many authorities focus on the dangers of addiction to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, there is another problem that is even larger and potentially far more dangerous. That problem is addiction to and abuse of alcohol, a drug that is no less dangerous even though it is completely legal.
    In fact, addiction to alcohol can be just as debilitating, and potentially just as deadly,...

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  • What Is Butorphanol?

    What Is Butorphanol?

    Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer) medication, with side effects and symptoms similar to morphine. The drug was originally developed and released by Bristol-Myers under the brand name Stadol but was eventually discontinued. Butorphanol is still available in its generic forms which include Mylan, Novex, and Apotex.
    Butorphanol, which comes in a tablet, injectable or...

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  • What Is Dextropropoxyphene?

    What Is Dextropropoxyphene?

    Dextropropoxyphene is an opioid analgesic, also known as a pain killer, prescribed to patients suffering from mild or moderate pain. Dextropropoxyphene was manufactured and introduced by Eli Lilly and Company for the use of pain management for sufferers of chronic pain such as headaches, muscle cramps, backaches and menstrual cramps.
    Aside from relieving pain, the drug also has some...

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  • What Is Flunitrazepam?

    What Is Flunitrazepam?

    Flunitrazepam, most commonly referred to as Rohypnol, may be a sedative, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic or skeletal muscle relaxant drive, which depends largely on its use. Flunitrazepam is known as a benzodiazepine and most commonly prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia due to its sedative, amnestic and hypnotic qualities.
    When prescribed as a hypnotic drug,...

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