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  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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  • Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Another potent and dangerous prescription pain medication that's being abused today is a painkiller called Opana. Opana is the brand name for Oxymorphone and is a very powerful opioid pain killer that's much stronger than OxyContin, which at one time was a very popular drug abused by an enormous amount of people throughout the United States.
    When prescription drugs are reformulated to keep...

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  • Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Many different terms are used that may be difficult for a person to understand sometimes when we talk about drugs and substance abuse. Below you will find brief descriptions for some of the terms used when we reference them in our articles and blogs.
    Club Drugs (Party Drug) - The term club drug is used to describe various drugs that are abused by many young people today recreationally....

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    There are many different misconceptions pertaining to problem drinking, drug addiction and substance abuse treatment and hopefully many mistaken beliefs and myths can be put to rest for people with questions regarding addiction and recovery.
    Today there are so many young and older people who really do need to seek help for their alcohol or drug abuse before they become chronically addicted...

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  • Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Sometimes parents mistake their young adolescent and teens changes in personality and behavior for symptoms of substance use not realizing they're just part of growing up. Not only are there physical changes that take place during puberty, emotional changes are beginning to emerge at this time too.
    Dramatic personality changes can begin taking place during puberty which sometimes leaves...

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  • Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    There's not much you can't buy or learn on the internet today if you own a computer or have access to one. Illegal substances can be purchased through the internet and unfortunately that's how a lot of people are obtaining some of the drugs they abuse and sell today. Not only can you buy illicit drugs online but you can also purchase controlled narcotic painkillers and other prescribed drugs as...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Addiction Intervention Planning

    Addiction Intervention Planning

    When someone is dealing with an addiction, one of the hardest parts of them getting help is often simply to admit that they are having a problem. Unfortunately it is much too easy for a person to just completely deny that they are struggling with some kind of a drug addiction.
    When this problem occurs, what it often takes is someone else staging an intervention, and that intervention being...

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  • Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
    Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...

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